Civil Discourse in a Digital World

Teaching Students How To Have Tough Conversations

What Should I Expect?

This workshop is designed for teachers of all grade levels (with differentiation) to provide actionable strategies to take back to the classroom to help students construct sound arguments while remaining respectful to the ideas and opinions of others. Participants will participate in activities, readings, discussions, and more while working through ways to help students enter a world where talking about race, religion, and politics is no longer something we can (or should) avoid. We'll tackle tough topics, historical and modern, and think about how we interact with them with students in age appropriate ways, both online and in person.

Thursday, April 19th 2018 at 9am-3pm

500 Northeast 6th Street

Pocahontas, IA

  • Black Hawk Lake Room
  • Lunch on your own
  • Bring a device to work on

Presenter: Leslie Pralle Keehn

Rough Draft Agenda:

9:00-9:30 Introductions (to each other and to the work)

9:30-11:30 Group Activity, Discussion, Classroom Application

11:30-12:30 Lunch

12:30-2:30 Breakout Group Activity, Discussion, Classroom Application

2:30-3:00 Resource Sharing, Closing, Evaluation

Resources will include Teaching Tolerance, Edutopia, Facing History, and more!

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