Bringing Socratic Seminar Into Your Classroom
What is a Socratic Seminar?
According to The National Paideia Center Socratic Seminars can be defined as a “collaborative, intellectual dialogue facilitated with open-ended questions about a text.”
The purpose of this two-day workshop is to support teachers in using Socratic Seminar with their students in order to achieve a deeper understanding about the ideas and values in a text.
Students question and examine issues and principles as they relate to specific content and articulate different points-of-view. By using this group discussion technique, the students construct meaning through disciplined analysis, interpretation, listening, and participation.
In a Socratic Seminar, students are the ones that are responsible for the quality of the discussion which is not about right answers or a debate, but about thinking aloud, exchanging ideas and examining them in a rigorous and thoughtful manner.
The implementation of the Socratic Seminar in a classroom with continued use has significantly improved student achievement in reading, writing, speaking, and listening. The use of Socratic Seminar has increased motivation since students are able to generate and express their own ideas and a more respectful school culture emerges as students learn communication skills.
This professional development series will focus on all four Domains of Charlotte Danielson’s Framework for Teaching.
Day 1-Bringing Socratic Seminar Into Your Classroom*
Monday, Nov. 9th, 9am-3pm
453 Maple Street
Grove City, PA
Middle and high school content area teachers, learning support teachers, gifted support teachers, teachers of art and music, and any teacher who would like to bring deeper thinking and discussion into their classrooms to support student learning.
Midwestern Intermediate Unit IV
Day 1-November 9, 2015*
Day 2-January 6, 2016
* This is Day 1 of a 2-Day series.
You must attend both days to acquire ACT 48 hours.
$130.00 includes materials and lunch
Deadline for registration is October 30, 2015. If for some reason you cannot attend and do not cancel your registration before the day of the event you will be charged the full amount.
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Any questions about registration please contact Denise Lemmon, Secretary to the Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment at 724-458-6700 x 1217 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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