Regis University + The Discussion Project

Regis University is partnering  with The Discussion Project, developed at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, to provide an in-person professional development course for teachers and leaders of grades 6-12 throughout Colorado. The course is designed to build discussion-based skills and create a more inclusive classroom environment.

Build new skills. Advance your career.

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?



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The Discussion Project at Regis University

June 2023

In-person coursework spans June 13-15, 2023.


Where is it located?

The three-day course will be held at Regis University located at 3333 Regis Blvd. in Denver, CO.



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 13: Building Community, Defining Discussion, Facilitating Whole Class Interactions
June 14: Feedback Fishbowls & Crafting Questions, Planning & Assessing Discussion
June 15: Critiquing Discussion Plans, Maintaining Community


What is the cost?

The cost is $950 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 (20 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.”

Ready to learn a new set of skills?



Enroll today