Teaching Critical Thinking via the Paideia Seminar– 2-day Training

Date:  June 18-19, 2018  (2-day training)

Time:  9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Location:  Asheville Event Center, 291 Sweeten Creek Rd., Asheville, NC  28803

Registration Fee:  $175/WRESA Member; $200/Non-WRESA Member

Registration Deadline:  June 5, 2018

LIMITED TO 35 participants


Join Terry Roberts and the staff from the National Paideia Center for a two-day intensive training on planning, facilitating, and assessing Paideia Seminars in your classroom.  The Paideia Seminar is a formal, intellectual dialogue facilitated through open-ended questions about a text.  According to the 2012 book titled Teaching Critical Thinking: Using Seminars for 21st Century Literacy, the Seminar is perhaps the best strategy for consistently teaching your students to think with clarity, coherence, and sophistication.  In addition, the Seminar cycle is the most successful strategy for teaching the full range of state literacy standards: close reading of demanding text, collaborative speaking and listening, and effective writing.  During this two-day event, you will: participate in a model Paideia Seminar cycle, learn how to select powerful texts for discussion, write evocative, open-ended questions, practice your facilitation skills, and plan the first Seminar for your classroom. At the end of these two days, you will be fully prepared to begin implementing this profound teaching strategy in your classroom. This workshop could count towards your literacy requirements. For more information, contact April at aspencer@wresa.org, 828.774.5681, ext. 20.  Contact Hours: 10