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.

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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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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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.

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.

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

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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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.

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.

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.

? Teacher Favorites: 20 MiddleWeb ELA Articles

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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.

Is Your Teaching More Ping-Pong or Volleyball?

MiddleWeb

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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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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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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

Goal: Inspire Them to Inspire

Teacher Reboot Camp

She’s interested in promoting creativity and fostering critical thinking in the classroom and has presented workshops in TESOL seminars in Thessaloniki and Athens, Greece. Welcome to Cycle 6 of The 30 Goals Challenge: Inspire Forward ! .

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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.

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.

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

Developing a “National Geographic Explorer” Mindset in the Classroom

Digital Promise

A Socratic seminar? Teachers are constantly engaging with others—students, parents, and colleagues—yet they are the only ones with a complete understanding of their classrooms and practices. As a result, being a teacher can be lonely. I taught at a small school.

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).

18 things that leaders of innovative schools do differently

Dangerously Irrelevant

On Monday I was in charge of TIES’ annual all-day Leadership Seminar. I had a wonderful time this past week at the TIES conference in Minneapolis.

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.

“Every student can learn effectively and has the right to learn.” – Sophia Christina Andrioti, Greece

Daily Edventures

The moment that defined me as an educator is when I attended seminars about phonological awareness and teaching English to students with dyslexia to become a certified practitioner of these methods after I had finished my MA in Special Educational Needs,” Andrioti says.

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.

Veative at India Skills East Bhubaneswar 2018

Veative

The three-day event witnessed a camp by professional counselors, over 50 exhibitions by sector skill councils, Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Kendras and other technology partners, along with conference and seminars with different stakeholders in the skills ecosystem.

4 Major Reasons To Attend Edu Events

Kleinspiration

At many stages during my life, seminars and workshops gave me awesome opportunities to write articles in journals, edit books, host events etc. I cannot remember the exact number of applications I filled in after attending seminars.

Addressing the Five Key Areas of Professional Development through Instructional Coaching

Digital Promise

Rather than sitting in a PD seminar all day, instructional coaching provides support relevant to the teacher’s specific classroom and content. “If

Micro-credentials for teacher PD: Why? What? How?

Neo LMS

In this way teachers earn micro-credentials that allow them to modularly build a living PD learning portfolio that is based more on actual competency than hour-credits spent in workshops or seminars.

Why Flipped Learning should be standard for Higher Education

Neo LMS

There are also seminars, laboratories and other forms of classes that are designed for students to apply knowledge from lectures, but the professor is usually not involved in these. Flipped Learning and Higher Education are rarely found together in the same sentence.

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.

6 Tips for making the most of ed tech exhibitions

Neo LMS

Just when you are starting to get excited about all the sessions and seminars and… there are hundreds of them and only a time machine could help at this point. The NEO team will be heading to London next week to attend The BETT Show 2019 , between January 23-26.

How Teaching Online Can Change Your Life

EdNews Daily

My training and teaching background encompasses after-school programs, church’s institutes, women’s focus studies, women’s empowerment groups, conferences, workshops, seminars, and teaching STEM to kids in an after-school boys and girls club, located in Baltimore.

Is technology outpacing you?

Ask a Tech Teacher

If you were in a seminar, it would include the people on both sides of you and in front and back. They are the sexy images of a cutting-edge classroom that fill summer education seminars, serve as the engine behind technology integration, and excite both kids and adults to use technology.

EdTechTeam Impact Story-EdTechTeam UK

EdTechTeam

EdTechTeam UK hosted its first Seminar (a low-cost summit-inspired event for the UK market) in addition to 15 Google Certification Bootcamps and other custom events. ” – Birmingham UK Seminar Participant. The team also supported 5 UK TeachMeets, which are FREE for teachers, and made donations to the King Edward VI Student Council Conference. “Thought I knew most things, but I was very wrong. Very useful course.