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Socratic Dialogue: For Teachers! (ALL GRADES)

March 9 @ 11:00 am 2:00 pm

Teachers ask 400 questions per day or 70,000 questions per year! They cultivate curiosity, foster dialogue, and build science identity!

Led by: Chris Resch

Date: Mar 9, 2024, 11:00am-2:00pm ET, via Zoom

Inspired by our popular Socratic Dialogue, we now bring you “Socratic Dialogue: Teacher Edition!” 

On average, teachers ask 400 questions per day, or roughly 70,000 questions per year. What are all these questions for? How do teachers come up with all these questions in the first place?  What strategies are used for coming up with questions in the moment that are responsive to student thinking?  In what ways do these questions cultivate curiosity, foster dialogue, and build your students’ science identities? 

At its heart, crafting high-quality questions and knowing when to use them is a difficult skill to master.  In this workshop, we will begin to explore the tip of this skill iceberg by examining the various questioning models, tactics, and mindsets that exist.  We will explore the anatomy of a question, how the anatomy of a question can promote different thought actions in students, and explore different frameworks with which to analyze questions.  We will then conclude with time to practice questions on the fly!  Join us for a workshop that will help you refine your Socratic questioning skills to inspire and co-generate thinking with your students!

Cost: (Limited # of tickets!) $25 per person to reserve your spot.

STEMteachersNYC delivers professional development workshops for teachers, by teachers, about teaching, since 2011. All workshops over 2hrs offer CTLE. CUNY Pre-service teachers may attend for free. Please reach out if your school requires an invoice. We are an NYCDOE MTAC Vendor.