Event Phone: 828-575-5592
- Introduction to Paideia Seminar Institute
February 6, 2017 - February 7, 2017
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Paideia Seminar is an integrated literacy event built around formal whole class dialogue. The purpose for doing Paideia Seminar is to support students’ ability to think conceptually and communicate collaboratively.
During these two days of professional development, teachers will participate in an adult Paideia Seminar and learn the key components for planning. We will talk about what makes a good text for seminar, how to design appropriate questions to invite students into the collaborative thinking, and strategies for coaching balanced student participation. Teachers will practice facilitating short Seminars with their colleagues. In the end, teachers will have a set of Paideia Seminar lesson plans to practice with and use as models.