At the Discussion Project, we know that improving instruction requires risk-taking, practice, and feedback. We have services at the individual, team, department, and institutional level to support your professional learning.
*We will begin offering these services in 2022. Please contact us to express interest or ask questions!*
Often instructional teams or entire departments choose to work on pedagogy together and need expertise, support, and facilitation. The Discussion Project's curriculum and instruction experts can work with your group to customize professional learning opportunities and facilitate collaborative sessions.
Improvement in any skill comes with practice and feedback. Every top-flight athlete has a coach. The Discussion Project team, through a non-evaluative system of classroom observation and feedback sessions, can provide your instructors and leaders with a baseline for the "health" of discussions in your classrooms and customized plans for supported improvement to increase student learning through high quality discussion.
Trying out new discussion pedagogy techniques can be challenging. That is why The Discussion Project offers support through instructional consultation. A typical consultation cycle with a professional instructional consultant includes co-planning a discussion, a classroom observation, and a feedback session. In other words, we help you design and implement discussion, and then reflect in order to improve over time. Our team’s approach is to help you work on your goals in the time frame you have available.