The Discussion Project In-Person for teachers of grades 6-12

The Discussion Project is now offering open enrollment in The Discussion Project’s in-person course for teachers and leaders of grades 6-12.

Build new skills. Advance your career with The Discussion Project In-Person.

Teaching with discussion is rewarding for teachers and improves student engagement and learning. The Discussion Project helps teachers make each classroom discussion more successful.

With The Discussion Project you will:

  • Learn skills to build inclusive and equitable learning environments
  • Engage all students in a range of talk from day one and build to discussions that deepen learning
  • Acquire new techniques to structure and facilitate discussion

Ready to learn a new set of skills?



Enroll today

Current offering

Summer 2023

In-person coursework begins June 20-22, 2023. 


Where is it located?

Institute will be held in Madison, WI. Facility location is TBD.



How often does the class meet?

8:30am – 4:30pm each day.

What is the cost?

The cost is $1,000 per participant (attendee is responsible for travel expenses). Light breakfast, lunch, and snacks included.




Participants will receive a The Discussion Project Certificate of Completion which may be used for continuing education credit (18 hours).



What our professional learners say

Susan Gevelber

Social Studies Teacher (Retired), Madison Metropolitan School District

“The Discussion Project affirmed the discussion practices I’ve used in my high school classroom for over two decades, but also taught me new techniques that I used right away! While reinforcing that student learning happens during discussion, TDP also helped me fully understand the power of discussion as an equity strategy. Exchanging ideas with like-minded professionals was truly beneficial because I thought about using discussions in non-traditional moments. The workshop also gave me time (and feedback) to improve discussion strategies I already use in my classroom. I loved the instructors’ humor and passion, the hands-on learning, the community connection and the powerful techniques I learned. Thanks for a great professional development experience!”

Carla Cariño

Teacher, Denver Public Schools

The Discussion Project helped me evolve my use of classroom discussion strategies in ways that are more equitable and engaging for students. The training also modeled a variety of uses for discussion ranging from quick check ins to longer, more in depth discussion practices. The benefits of discussion in high school classrooms lead to benefits of other skills like reading, writing, presenting, contributions to the classroom community and more. Thank you for leading this important work for high school teachers.”