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Special Engagement: Using Socratic Seminar to Meet AZCCRS with Diana Green
Using Socratic Seminar to Meet Arizona's College and Career Ready Standards for Listening, Thinking, Speaking, Reading and Writing

Socratic Seminar is a deep analysis of works of quality and substance by a group of students facilitated by a teacher. A text can be a piece of literature, informative text, such as social studies and science, historical documents, or a piece of art or music. The main goal is for students to build conceptual understanding of the texts and ideas by asking questions, citing evidence, and conversing with each other to make meaning. Often, seminars are followed with a reflective piece of writing. Effectively implemented, Socratic seminars enhance reading comprehension, speaking, listening and writing skills; a perfect vehicle for teaching the Arizona’s College and Career Ready Standards.

This one day session will include:
• Explanation of Socratic seminar
• Participation in a group seminar
• Discussion regarding how to select seminar readings and develop seminar questions for classes at all levels
• Development of and participation in mini-seminars
• A packet of materials, a book, and resources

You will receive and use the following book in the session:
Teaching Critical Thinking – Using Seminars for 21st Century Literacy by Terry Roberts and Laura Billings

Presenter: Diana Green
Diana Green first began leading Socratic seminars while teaching middle school in Chattanooga, TN. She was trained at the Paideia Institute in Chicago where she learned the time-honored strategies that have endured the classic seminar structure. Diana currently works in Humboldt Unified School District where she has served as a principal, and is now Director of Education Services. Socratic seminar will always remain a passion in her repertoire of professional development for teachers.

Registration fee is $115

Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Check-in and breakfast begin at 8:00 am
Workshop: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm


PO numbers are not required in order to complete registration.
Make checks /purchase orders payable to:
Arizona Department of Education

1535 W Jefferson St, Bin #5
Phoenix AZ 85007
Cost will be $115 per person.
Purchase Orders are being accepted via fax at 602-364-0902 Attn: Billing Representative.

Please note: All conference attendees are required to park in the visitor side of the 3300 parking garage in spaces marked Visitor, and in open non-reserved spaces. Please bring your parking ticket with you to your conference for validation; it will be the responsibility of the attendee to pay the parking fee if their ticket is not validated.

Please inform your Business Office of your registration promptly. A confirmation number may be required on the day of the event and should also be included on your purchase order. A registration fee is charged for all registrants, including those who do NOT SHOW and have not canceled in writing within 10 business days prior to event start date. All cancellations and or replacements must be received in writing within 10 business days prior to the first day of the workshop for a refund. *Exceptions may be made for emergency situations only up to the first day of event start date.

*At the discretion of Arizona Department of Education staff, 'emergency situations' are defined as: Illness, accident, etc.  

Who Should Attend: K-12 Teachers
Contact: Patty Hansen @ 602-364-2333
Arizona Department of Education
3300 N. Central Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85012
16th Floor Room 103-104
Aug 19, 2014 @ 8:30AM - 4:00PM 14 $115

All Dates and Times are Subject to Change
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