A Socratic Seminar for Elementary Learners

User Generated Education

Socratic seminars have been around, obviously, since the days of Socratics. In the Socratic seminar, the teacher uses questions to guide discussion around specific learning goals. The Benefits of Socratic Seminars are: Offer opportunities for student voice.

Encourage critical thinking by turning your class into a Socratic Seminar

eSchool News

One method, called the Socratic seminar, challenges to students to formal discussions about a text based on open-ended questions. Once the seminar begins, discipline yourself not to guide or facilitate the conversation.

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Using @TodaysMeet to Enhance Socratic Seminars in English Assessment #edtech #edchat

techieMusings

Our English Department uses Socratic seminars as an assessment tool. When the Socratic seminar is the culminating assessment, students are expected to prepare for the activity ahead of time as they would for a written test. Socratic Seminar Pros: Students really enjoy Socratic seminars.

How Freshman Seminars Can Help Students Starting the Ninth Grade

MindShift

At Maplewood High School in Nashville, every freshman is required to take a semester-long freshman seminar course that helps them think about what they want to do with their lives, and prepares them for what high school will be like.

More humanities seminars online, and they’re not MOOCs

Bryan Alexander

Starting this January forty (40) humanities seminars will kick into action, online. Campuses get to see higher numbers in upper-level humanities seminars, while at the same time expanding the curriculum they present to students. Twenty-one American colleges and universities are offering these classes for students on each others’ campuses, through an innovative project coordinated by the Council of Independent Colleges ( CIC ).

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Science NetLinks: A Mendel Seminar

techlearning

This lesson plan introduces biological evolution and genetic traits using experimentation based on Gregor Mendel’s investigation of the pea plant. Techlearning Resources Site of the Day

? Teacher Favorites: 20 MiddleWeb ELA Articles

MiddleWeb

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Sarah Tweaks Her Socratic Seminar Recipe

MiddleWeb

Sarah Tantillo's MiddleWeb post, Socratic Seminars in the Middle, has racked up tens of thousands of visits. Articles Socratic Seminars listening literacy Sarah Tantillo socratic method in middle school socratic seminars speaking

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Professional Development Tools Created by Teachers for Teachers

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

July 6, 2015 For many teachers who are currently in the midst of professional development at conferences, workshops, online seminars, and one-on-one coaching sessions, there are a lot of online PD.read more. professional development

Free Common Core Professional Development from @TenMarks

Kleinspiration

CCSS CCSS professional development common core seminar common core standards free online math New Teacher Chat online professional development professional development ten marks TenMarks In these trying economic times, we''ve seen many schools going through difficult budget issues.

Twitter in the classroom

Learning with 'e's

Large plenaries are presented with guest speakers in lecture theatres, and then they are split into 6 or 7 smaller seminar groups where discussion, debate, and other forms of discursive learning are supported. Today I had an interesting exchange of views on Twitter. about Twitter.

8 Strategies To Help Students Ask Great Questions

TeachThought - Learn better.

A Socratic Discussion, which is also referred to as a Socratic Seminar, is a group learning strategy designed to support students in open-ended examination and extended critical thinking through dialogic terms. Paideia Seminar. 8 Strategies To Help Students Ask Great Questions.

Five EdTech Story Ideas for Education Reporters

Doug Levin

This week, education reporters from across the nation are gathering at the 2017 Education Writers Association National Seminar in Washington, DC. Among the topics they will focus on is technology in education (AKA "digital learning"). To that end, I suggest five story ideas for reporters interested in the topic. Blog In the News Trends #EWA17

Is the Socratic Method Right for Your Class?

Ask a Tech Teacher

On the day of the Socratic Seminar, they listen to classmates, challenge what they hear by building an argument based on what they have read and heard, and in so doing critically think about not only their opinions but those of classmates. Socratic seminar in a 2nd grade Common Core class.

50 Alternatives To Lecturing

TeachThought - Learn better.

Talking with students and expecting them to respond meaningfully isn’t lecture–that’s accountable talk, which itself is close to a Socratic dialogue or Paideia seminar. Paideia Seminar. Socratic Seminar. 50 Alternatives To Lecturing. by TeachThought Staff.

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A PD model that creates experts, not robots

eSchool News

Why our ELA department dropped seminars in favor of real, ongoing professional development. Most of these were one-day seminars, with every teacher in the school or district in attendance.

Highlighting #EdTech Projects, PD, & Reviewing Quick Tips!

techieMusings

Using TodaysMeet to Enhance Socratic Seminars in English Assessment. I wanted to close the year with some inspiring projects that I was able to work on with my wonderful colleagues this year: Bullis Tech Blog. Putting Students in the Driver’s Seat: Public Speaking Self-Critiques.

5 Reasons You Should Attend #GAFETalk

Shake Up Learning

Below are five reasons to attend GAFE Talk : 1 - FREE Event Did I mention the GAFE Talk seminar is completely FREE? The GAFE Talk seminar will focus on easy-to-use tools and strategies that teachers and students will love.

Education On Air: Google hosts free online conference

eSchool News

All educators have to do is register before May 8, and they will be able to listen in on seminars, panels, and discussions run by educators working to incorporate technology and modern practices in the classroom.

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Engage With Your Learning Community: MasteryConnect (a CommonCore Resource)

Kleinspiration

Common Core Common Core App common core for blogs common core seminar Mastery Connect MasteryConnect MasteryConnect App MasteryConnect Facebook MasteryConnect makes it simple to share and discover common formative assessments and track mastery of state and Common Core standards.

Making the Transition to Blended Learning

District Administration

In this web seminar, originally broadcast on March 17, 2015, presenters explored best practices and lessons learned from blended learning initiatives The right planning, resources and professional development will ensure a successful blended program. District Administration Custom Publishing Group.

Going off road

Learning with 'e's

I always have an idea of what I'm going to cover in my lectures and seminars, but I rarely write anything down, preferring to keep several ideas in my head so that I can respond quickly and flexibly if the situation demands it. Veering off the beaten track is something I often do.

Insights from a blended-learning teacher

The Christensen Institute

I wanted them to work with each other—to collaborate and discuss in a Socratic seminar style. In my teacher-directed group, we had a small Socratic seminar in which we would study a piece of art and then have rich discussions about it. When I was teaching art to the whole class in a seminar-style or workshop-style, I wasn’t getting to hear everybody’s thinking.

Presenting and participating in the EDUCAUSE 2015 conference

Bryan Alexander

This seminar will describe how to build and grow a futuring capacity in a campus team. This dynamic preconference seminar features 12 speakers who will each present their approach to effectively working with emerging technologies to support teaching and learning. The seminar also includes two discussion sessions with members of the 7 Things You Should Know About… publication advisory team and with those working with 3D Printers, Makerspaces, and BYOD initiatives.

Smartphones in the classroom: friend or foe?

Neo LMS

The first time I tried gamification with my students was during a seminar on green marketing and consumerism. However, I wanted to make the morale of the seminar more memorable, so I invited them to play a game. The one-and-a half-hour seminar almost flew away.

3 Ways Teachers Can Make The Most Of The Summer Break

Kleinspiration

Right, you should be attending seminars, workshops and training during vacations. No matter how impatient students are about summer vacation, teachers deserve it the most. We taught and learned all year round; now it’s high time to have a rest and regain energy for coming academic year.

How Arts Education Teaches Kids to Learn From Failure

MindShift

The first year seminar helps them learn how to read their schedule and find their way around the building, but also gives them tips on study habits, time management and other key parts of success.

Epic Based Learning

My Paperless Classroom

Or Scaffolding for Evidence-Based Writing in Literature Created with Haiku Deck, the free presentation app The Challenge: Teaching academic writing to 9th graders at a very small private high school. Almost 1/3 of the 100 students were on the learning specialists caseload for one reason or another.

Roboteach

Learning with 'e's

This was the task students were asked to perform during a student led seminar earlier today. If you had to design a robot to replace a teacher what would look like and what would it be able to do?

This school groups students by ability, not grade level

eSchool News

Students cluster around teachers in one of three small-group “seminars,” then scatter to work independently in the large room, which was once the library. Wisconsin school puts focus on personalized learning, student choice, and open learning spaces.

The Rough Beasts of Ed-Tech

Hack Education

The entry point for students into Trump University was a free 90-minute seminar, which continued into a 3-day seminar that cost $1500. This keynote was delivered today at the Irish Learning Technology Association's annual conference, EdTech2016, in Dublin.

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April 30th - Library 2.015 Spring Summit Focuses on Innovation, Technology, and Preparation for the Future

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The free half-day seminar is open to the public and will take place online via Blackboard Collaborate on April 30, 2015, from 12 p.m.

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How do we know what learning will look like in the future? We don’t

The Hechinger Report

At Marshall Pomeroy Elementary School in Milpitas, California, Deanna Sainten leads sixth graders in a Socratic seminar about A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park while students at other tables work on book reports or online lessons in several subjects during personalized-learning time.

It's still a box

Learning with 'e's

I participated in a student-led seminar today, in which three of my third year education students - Nicki, Sian and Joe - encouraged us all to do some serious thinking about the political influences on schools.

5 Ways to Get the Most Out of Professional Development Opportunities – From Avra

EdTechTeacher

I always felt a renewed sense of passion about teaching after attending a workshop or seminar. The excitement that I felt as I attended an educational technology seminar or workshop was second to none. This post first appeared on Daily Genius.

Remedial classes are a huge stumbling block on the way to a degree. That’s why this community college doesn’t have them

The Hechinger Report

In English, all students are enrolled in a four-strand program called City Seminar. A primary goal of City Seminar is to introduce students to college-level writing. She said she’s never written a paper like the one assigned in City Seminar.

Using edWeb for Collaboration in Higher Education

edWeb.net

Holbrook discussed how he uses edWeb in his higher education seminars. Using this platform, Holbrook creates community pages for both his doctoral seminar and his seminar on the work of Vygotsky.

Our digital future 4: Pervasive computing

Learning with 'e's

Participants can join in and leave at any time, as the rolling programme of keynotes, discussions, panels and seminars/workshops plays out in real time on screen. A few years ago I presented a keynote for the Reform Symposium.

The Secret of Team Allocation in a Flipped-Classroom Environment

Fractus Learning

The course design is a two hour weekly flipped-classroom, blended learning environment with 42 students per seminar. The seminars are held in purpose-built flipped rooms, with seven team tables and six chairs each.

Summit Up! Soundboard New Orleans

EdTechTeam

I mean, I love a good seminar, summit, workshop, conference, unconference and whatever else you call it. I am a conference pro! I guess you can say I am a lifelong learner who loves to share (my student loans definitely say that).