Socratic Seminar Training
Critical Thinking, Close Reading and Dynamic Dialogues
Thursday, September 27th, 2018
Lakeville Area Public Schools presents a one day workshop on how to use Socratic Seminars with your students. This workshop gives participants hands-on practice and skills to take back to the classroom. Socratic Seminars help students develop future-ready skills and a deep understanding of complex ideas. Learn to facilitate high-level student discussion through rigorous and thoughtful dialogue.
The Power of a Socratic Seminar in the Classroom!
Prepare and lead a Socratic Seminar with colleagues
Participate in and reflect upon a variety of Socratic Seminars
Create opening questions that spark student conversation and thoughtfulness
Learn the knowledge and skill of selecting engaging complex texts to address any content area
Receive engaging seminar texts to take back to the classroom
Students learn to:
Listen and articulate coherently
Thursday, Sep. 27th 2018 at 8am-4pm
Crystal Lake Education Center, 16250 Ipava Avenue, Lakeville, MN
Participants need to plan on a full day of participation. Some preparatory reading of student-based text will be required. Seating is limited. There will be a waiting list once we reach 30 participants. Registration and sub costs will be covered by Teaching & Learning.
7:45-8:00 AM - Check in
8:00-9:15 AM - Introduction to Socratic Seminars and Dialogue
9:15-10:30 AM - Main Seminar Participation
10:30-11:30 AM - Main Seminar Critique/Reflection
11:30-12:30 AM - Lunch- On your own 12:30-1:30 PM Socratic Questioning Practice/Text Selection
1:30-2:00 PM - Opening Questions/Micro-Seminar Preparation
2:00-3:45 PM - Micro-Seminars Leadership and Participation
3:45-4:00 PM - Reflection/Debrief 4:00 PM Adjourn