Improve teaching and learning through coaching and feedback.
Learn to facilitate discussions on controversial issues and address AI in education.
The Discussion Project’s highly interactive workshop, with a focus on Structured Academic Controversy, teaches instructors a tried-and-true method for having students discuss controversial issues in a safe and productive manner. The workshop also addresses the role of discussion in the new era of AI in learning environments.
Coaching and professional development designed to support individual and team growth.
Often instructional teams or entire departments choose to work on pedagogy together and need expertise, support, consultation, and facilitation. Our instruction experts can work with your group to customize professional learning opportunities. Our team also offers support through one-on-one coaching to design, implement and improve over time.
Events to advance your teaching skills and create more inclusive learning environments.
The Discussion Project hosts online and in-person events throughout the year for both individuals and teams. These events are open to all individuals and bring together a wide set of perspectives. This helps create the ideal environment to learn about Structured Academic Controversy through an engaging and interactive series of days.
What our professional learners say
Professor, Urban Planning, UW-Madison
“I would recommend the CCV to anyone interested in improving their teaching! For me it had two primary strengths: For one thing, just knowing that observers would be in my classroom and then going through the experience led me to new insights about my teaching — it was a sort of catalyst that caused me to think about my class not only through my own eyes, but also through the perspective of someone in the class. I also realized more clearly what my own goals were and the ways in which I was and wasn’t meeting them. In addition to gaining a sharpened perspective on my own teaching, I gained the observers’ perspectives on the class — they were able to notice and document aspects of the students’ engagement and experience that I would not have seen without their feedback and they provided me with their own reactions which also enriched what I learned from the process. I would honestly characterize the CCV as an enlightening experience of my teaching and I can’t imagine anyone not benefiting significantly from going through it. “