Onsite Training

Bronze Standard

ONE DAY

Socratic Seminar Introductory Level 1 Workshop

Participants experience one main Socratic Seminar, reflect on the process, practice one round of Socratic Questioning techniques, learn the fundamentals of writing Opening Questions, and discover the power of Socratic Seminars to teach to local, state, and Common Core State Standards.

ONE DAY

Socratic Seminar Intermediate Level 2 Workshop

This engaging and interactive workshop is designed for both NEW and experienced leaders of Socratic Seminars. For those new to Socratic Seminars, it introduces and reinforces the fundamentals of how to lead, reflect, and assess Socratic Seminars. For those who have attended one of our introductory workshops, or for those who lead Socratic Seminars of their own, this intermediate workshop builds on the fundamentals by adding how to create and score Formative and Summative Assessments of Socratic Seminars along with guided practice in transforming the key ideas and insights of classroom seminars into powerful Writing Prompts for Argumentative and Persuasive Writing. In short, everyone learns and grows in Socratic Seminar Leadership Skills!

Silver Standard

THREE DAYS

Socratic Seminar Training

This training provides intensive practice, with a major seminar daily, plus critiques and exercises that develop the skills of seminar leadership. This training is highly experiential, with emphasis on active learning, guided practice, and collective reflection  as K-12 teachers become proficient leaders of Socratic Seminars.

Day One of the Silver Standard Training mirrors much of what is presented and practiced in our Introductory Level 1 workshop, the fundamentals of Socratic Seminar Leadership. While the sample reading texts used to practice participating in and leading Socratic Seminars are different than the ones used in our Introductory Level 1, the skills learned and practiced are much the same.

Day Two reinforces the fundamentals of Socratic Seminar Leadership learned in Day One while adding how to create and score Formative and Summative Assessments of Socratic Seminars along with guided practice in transforming the key ideas and insights of classroom seminars into powerful Writing Prompts for Argumentative and Persuasive Writing.

Day Three culminates with a powerful day of participating and leading Socratic Seminars while providing information, documents, and directions on how to immediately implement Socratic Seminars into K-12 classroom practice.

Gold Standard

FIVE DAYS

Socratic Seminar Training

PLUS

2 Days On-Site Coaching/Observation Days

After the three day training, a first Socratic Seminar Professional Coaching Day takes place within 75 calendar days of the on-site training, and the second day takes place 90 calendar days later. Each of these days include classroom observations of teachers practicing Socratic Seminars concluding with post-observation conferences highlighting areas of strengths and providing specific recommendations and strategies to the teacher addressing areas of weakness.

Recent and Upcoming On-Site Professional Development

 Date School or District  Workshop / Training
March 17, 2018
Public Service Community School
Los Angeles, CA
Bronze Standard Socratic Seminar Level 2/3
May 29-31, 2018
LSU Health Services
Center for Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice
New Orleans, LA
Bronze Standard Socratic Seminar Introductory Workshops
Structured Dialogue Protocol Leadership
June 4-6, 2018
Auburn School District
Auburn, Washington
Silver Standard Socratic Seminar Leadership Training
June 12-14, 2018
Calcasieu Parish School District
Lake Charles, LA
Bronze Standard Socratic Seminar Intermediate Level 2 Workshops (3)
August 13-15, 2018
South Kitsap School District
Summer Institute
Port Orchard, Washington
Bronze Standard Socratic Seminar Intermediate Level 1 and Level 2

 

Upcoming Workshops

  • Walla Walla, WA
  • July 17, 2018
  • Socratic Seminar Introductory Level 1 Workshop
  • Walla Walla Regional Airport
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  • Walla Walla, WA
  • July 18, 2018
  • Socratic Seminar Intermediate Level 2 Workshop
  • Walla Walla Regional Airport
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  • Denver, CO
  • October 03, 2018
  • Socratic Seminar Introductory Level 1 Workshop
  • Holiday Inn Denver-Cherry Creek =
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  • San Jose, CA
  • October 11, 2018
  • Socratic Seminar Introductory Level 1 Workshop
  • Hyatt House-San Jose
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  • Chicago, IL
  • October 17, 2018
  • Socratic Seminar Introductory Level 1 Workshop
  • Holiday Inn Chicago O'Hare Area
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  • San Diego, CA
  • October 30, 2018
  • Socratic Seminar Introductory Level 1 Workshop
  • Doubletree Hotel Circle
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  • El Segundo, CA
  • November 01, 2018
  • Socratic Seminar Introductory Level 1 Workshop
  • Embassy Suites Hotel LAX South
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  • Renton, WA
  • December 04, 2018
  • Socratic Seminar Introductory Level 1 Workshop
  • Renton Community Center
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  • Portland, OR
  • December 06, 2018
  • Socratic Seminar Introductory Level 1 Workshop
  • Ramada Portland Airport
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  • Scottsdale, AZ
  • December 13, 2018
  • Socratic Seminar Introductory Level 1 Workshop
  • Hilton Scottsdale Resort & Villas
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