The midcoast curriculum coordinators are investigating the following. If you are interested in this program, please let me know. The goal would be to find enough teachers in the midcoast to attend so that a local site would be used for the training.
From Christine Anderson-Morehouse (Midcoast Professional Development Coordinator)
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Please let me know if you have any interest in exploring this one-day (plus 4 hour online follow-up) program further. If we had a combined “critical mass” of interested participants, they would bring this workshop here to our region. I don’t know how they organize a workshop across grade clusters K-12 but I can explore that if any of you are interested in the program for any particular grade cluster.
GREAT BOOKS FOUNDATION seeks to offer a one-day training session for 15-30 teachers /curriculum leaders using their T-110 “blended” SHARED INQUIRY MODEL (Scroll down for more about the model)
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Shared Inquiry™ is a discussion method, a teaching and learning environment, and a way for individuals to achieve a more thorough understanding of a text by discussing questions, responses, and insights with fellow readers.
Shared Inquiry combines a sound theoretical base with proven strategies to engage all readers in higher-order thinking and collaborative problem solving. In Shared Inquiry, participants come together to help each other explore the meaning of a work of literature. Each participant brings a unique perspective that influences how he or she understands the work. Sharing their interpretations, participants gain new insights and deepen or even change their initial understanding. Learn more…