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Thursday, December 3 • 9:30am - 11:00am
Let Them Ask Questions?

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All too often we begin a new unit or topic by persuading our students that what we are about to teach is really interesting and worth their attention. We might begin with some kind of "dipstick" to determine previous knowledge, a story, or essential question. But regardless of our hook, it is entirely driven by the teacher. What if, instead, we shift the balance of power in the classroom by empowering students to ask their own questions first? This workshop will introduce you to the QFT (Question Formulation Technique) and how this method can and will spark your students intrinsic curiosity and interest in the topics you cover. Come prepared to develop your own questions using the QFT method and to leave with some new unit starters for the coming year. We will also review what to do with the questions and how to use them as unit assessments to track your students engagement in the topic. (Presenter(s): Heather Salemme, teacher, science, Groton Dunstable Regional High School, and Kelly McManus, Groton Dunstable Regional High School)

Thursday December 3, 2015 9:30am - 11:00am
Robert Frost

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