Improve classroom discussion. Improve student learning.
With The Discussion Project, you will learn discussion strategies that:
- Increase academic engagement and learning.
- Create an inclusive and equitable community of learners.
- Support civil discourse in a democratic society.
The Discussion Project in-person course at the University of Wisconsin-Madison
In-person coursework will be in June 18-20, 2024.
Where is it located?
The three-day course will be held on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus.
How often does the class meet?
8:00am – 4:30pm each day.
What is the agenda?
This course is interactive and participants will leave with many tools and processes as well as a discussion plan to implement in one of their classes.
June 18: Building Community, Defining Discussion, Facilitating Whole Class Interactions
June 19: Feedback Fishbowls & Crafting Questions, Planning & Assessing Discussion
June 20: Critiquing Discussion Plans, Maintaining Community
What is the cost?
Participants will receive a The Discussion Project Certificate of Completion which may be used for continuing education credit (20 hours).
What our professional learners say
Reading Specialist, Madison Metropolitan School District
Teacher, Waunakee Community School District
“I honestly loved every second. The workshop felt like summer camp for teaching nerds. It was an amazing workout for my brain. Eveything from the attitudes and actions of the facilitators to the structure and schedule of the course made for three days of amazing experiential learning. Thank you for your attention to detail and for making such a welcoming and enjoyable space to be in. I learned so much and genuinely loved every minute. While I was already doing a good job with discussion, I now have more actionable ways to do an even better job!“