Building a Culture of Argumentation in YOUR Science Classroom
Sat, Dec 7 Full Day [8:00 am – 4:15 pm] 0.5 sem hrs / 7.5 contact hours
Presenters: Tim Blesse, Teacher Programs Coordinator, Denver Museum of Nature and Science Rob Payo, Teacher Programs Coordinator, Denver Museum of Nature and Science
Description: Too often teacher workshops focus on crafting a good viable argument and not on having the argument. How do we help students to lower their resistance and feel safe to engage in lively discourse and critique? How do we create an environment that stimulates deeper, richer interaction? Interactions that employ quality evidence and quantitative reasoning? Enjoy a day of “arguing” with your peers as you participate in a series of activities that model specific research-based instructional strategies designed to get your students engaged in richer, more productive discourse.