A Socratic Seminar for Elementary Learners

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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.

Sarah Tweaks Her Socratic Seminar Recipe

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How Using Slack Can Improve Socratic Seminars

Edsurge

If you’ve ever tried a Socratic seminar with your students, or know a colleague who has, this story may sound eerily familiar: After spending the semester shoring up students’ contextual knowledge through multimedia presentations and analyzing primary and secondary sources together, students file in for the big day and gently pick up their Socratic seminar prep packet.

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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.

Learning with Twitter Chats and Socratic Seminars

Educator Innovator

Dan and James designed the three groups to help us facilitate inner/outer circle groups for a Socratic seminar over the readings that would also incorporate participation through a Twitter chat.

Minerva’s Jonathan Katzman on Making ‘the Best Seminar Possible’

Edsurge

We need our seminars to be fully active,” Katzman says. “We If you could create a college from scratch today what would it look like? Minerva Schools at KGI has done just that, building an accredited, four-year undergraduate program that has an inaugural class in its sophomore year. .

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Follow Along With a Grad Seminar About Edtech: Part 1, Picking the Best Tech

Edsurge

This semester I’m teaching a graduate seminar on education and technology for Georgetown University. Over the next two months, I’ll share the experience and highlights in a series of columns for EdSurge with highlights from the course. When teaching a course on edtech, it’s logical to start with a look at how professors can select the best tech tools for their courses. That choice has gotten both easier and more complicated (and challenging) in recent years.

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Science NetLinks: A Mendel Seminar

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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

Grad Seminar on EdTech Part 2: How Can Digital Audio Enhance Teaching and Learning?

Edsurge

This semester I’m teaching a graduate seminar on education and technology for Georgetown University. Over the next two months, I’ll share the experience and highlights in a series of columns for EdSurge with highlights from the course. This is part 2. Read part 1 here. Before there were podcasts, there was pirate radio , rogue broadcasters flinging unusual sounds over borders and adding new music to cultures.

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

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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.

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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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.

I will lead a future of education and technology seminar in June

Bryan Alexander

Two months from now I’ll lead a half-day seminar on the future of technology and education. My seminar takes place on June 9th, the day before the NMC conference begins. It’s a face-to-face preconference workshop for the annual New Media Consortium conference.

Is Your Teaching More Ping-Pong or Volleyball?

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? Teacher Favorites: 20 MiddleWeb ELA Articles

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Free Common Core Professional Development from @TenMarks

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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.

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

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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.

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

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Leadership for social justice: Class update 1

Dangerously Irrelevant

Thought I’d post a quick update on how my new summer Master’s seminar, Leadership for Social Justice , is going. Thought I’d post a quick update on how my new summer Master’s seminar, Leadership for Social Justice, is going.

How to Get Your Students Out of the Box

The CoolCatTeacher

He has taught every single grade from K to 12 and has also taught seminars to undergraduates at New York University and graduate students at Columbia University.

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4 Ways to make sure the teachers in your school are properly trained

Neo LMS

You can’t just throw it various seminars and educational summits without an afterthought. Then, always pay for any travel expenses if you’re sending them to a seminar. If you want good results, then you need to make the proper investments.

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.

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

Leadership during a crisis: Class update 1

Dangerously Irrelevant

Thought I’d post a quick update on how my new summer Master’s seminar, Leadership During a Crisis , is going. I’ve got six students in the class. We meet virtually every Tuesday for a couple of hours, in addition to our other activities.

An Onboarding Course to Help Your New Edtech Hires Empathize With Educators

Edsurge

Over the past seven years, we’ve continually developed and tweaked a seminar-style onboarding course to help all new employees, regardless of their background, catch up to speed on key issues in education and technology.

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5 Ways to Embed Coding & Electronics into Your Science Curriculum

Cycles of Learning

If you are like me as a science teacher, you simultaneously live the acronym "STEM" and are exhausted by its overuse in nearly every blog, set of state standards, or professional development seminar that comes to town ( Full disclosure : I often facilitate those seminars).

A Brain Science Hyperdoc Activity

User Generated Education

This year I am teaching a 9th grade freshman seminar and decided to do a brain science unit with them.

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Starting Off the School Year: It’s About the Learners

User Generated Education

This past week was the first week of school and the first week that I am teaching these students in a 9th Grade Freshman Seminar. I always start off the school year focusing on connections – my connections to the students, their connections to me and the other in the class.

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2017 Teachers Pay Teachers’ July Conference — Overview

Ask a Tech Teacher

Seminar Overview. Each of the seminars I attended (a handful of roughly five dozen offered) was filled with pithy ideas, how-tos, and problem-solving. Seminars I attended included: using social media to spread the word.

3 steps to rethink failure

eSchool News

Afterwards, students share their perspectives with each other, engaging in a Socratic Seminar style conversation. Failure can be a painful experience for anyone, but it is especially tough for teens who are still forming a sense of self.

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How to Evaluate Programs You’ve Never Used in Less Than Seven Minutes

Ask a Tech Teacher

If you’re like me, you spent the summer attending webinars, seminars, and conferences. Ready or not, it’s time to go back to school. You chatted with colleagues on Twitter and Facebook about learning tools they loved.

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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.

An overview of active Learning.

Linways Technologies

Seminars : Dividing topics among students and assigning them to take seminars will also help to implement active learning in a class. Giving students chances to raise the clarification required and express their viewpoints can also enhance the seminar session.

Using edWeb for Collaboration in Higher Education

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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.

5 Ways to Embed Coding & Electronics into Your Science Curriculum

techlearning

If you are like me as a science teacher, you simultaneously live the acronym "STEM" and are exhausted by its overuse in nearly every blog, set of state standards, or professional development seminar that comes to town ( Full disclosure : I often facilitate those seminars). ?That