Midday Keynote: The Simplest and Most Powerful Learning Technology: Teach Students to Ask Their Own Questions

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Saturday 20th October, 2012

12:00pm to 12:45pm

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This session is brought to you by Intel's Curiosity in the Classroom.

The skill of question formulation is a foundational skill that makes all learning possible across all disciplines, levels and ages. Educators have long understood the importance of questions and receive some training in how to craft questions to stimulate student thinking. But, how do we teach this sophisticated skill to our students?

Dan Rothstein, who has twenty years of experience developing what are nationally recognized as the most effective ways for teaching the skill of question formulation and is the Co-Author of Make Just One Change: Teach Students to Ask Their Own Questions (Harvard Education Press: 2011), will lead an interactive keynote webinar that will give you an experience in the deceptively simple Question Formulation Technique™ (QFT™). Educators around the world who are using the QFT often report about their transformed classrooms where students learn to produce their own questions, improve their questions and strategize on how to use them. As students begin to use the QFT, they become more engaged, take greater ownership of their learning and actually learn more.

Dan will demonstrate how the QFT can be easily integrated into the on-going work in any classroom. He will also discuss the small, but significant change in practice the QFT requires of you and your students. You will be able to immediately use the QFT in your classroom. Your students will get more excited about learning and you’ll get to enjoy watching their excitement

For more information on how to use the Question Formulation Technique in the classroom go to our website www.rightquestion.org.

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About the presenter:
Dan Rothstein is the Co-Director of The Right Question Institute and the Co-Author of Make Just One Change: Teach Students to Ask Their Own Questions (Harvard Education Press: 2011). He is a graduate of Harvard College with a doctorate from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and was a Fulbright Scholar and a National Academy of Education Spencer Fellow. In his work with colleagues at the Right Question Institute, he has designed and implemented innovative, participatory learning programs and curricula that have demonstrated through a range of assessments, including a NIH-funded randomized control trial, the cognitive, affective and behavioral changes that result from people learning to ask their own questions.

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The Right Question Institute offers a powerful strategy that all people can use to ask better questions, make better decisions and build a stronger democracy. bio from Twitter

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Time 12:00pm12:45pm EST

Date Sat 20th October 2012

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