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Special Engagement: Level II Socratic Seminar to Meet the Arizona College and Career Ready Standards with Diana Green
Special Engagement: Using Socratic Seminar to Meet the Arizona College and Career Ready Standards with Diana Green Level II

The Level II session of Socratic Seminar will build on the basic seminar skills from the first session as we delve deeper into ideas and values, complexity and challenge, and relevance to the curriculum.

Socratic Seminar is a deep analysis of substantive text and works of quality by a group of students /participants facilitated by a teacher or leader. The main goal is for students to build a conceptual understanding of the texts and ideas by asking and answering questions, citing evidence, and conversing with each other in order to make meaning. During this one-day session, participants will:

• Discuss and synthesize excerpts from selected literary, mathematical, and scientific texts to create a collective understanding during Socratic Seminar
• Explore advanced questioning techniques for the purpose of expanding ideas that enable participants to clarify their thinking during discussion
• Develop questions for seminar texts that incorporate Hess’ Cognitive Rigor Matrix: Levels 4 & 5 Depth of Knowledge (DOK) questions
• Learn to incorporate the components of Common Core using text dependent questions, close reading, and argument-based writing into the Socratic Seminar planning process
• Examine examples of post-seminar assignments from the text

Participants need to have attended a Level I Socratic Seminar course and have some classroom experience implementing Socratic Seminars before attending a Level II session.

Materials to bring to class:
Please bring the text from Level I - Teaching Critical Thinking – Using Seminars for 21st Century Thinking

No food or beverages will be provided, so please plan accordingly.
There are numerous eating establishments within walking distance with a wide variety of menu items.


Working Lunch Opportunity:
During the lunch hour the trainers will host a 'working lunch' where the trainers will offer a 'debrief' of year one implementation. Participants are encouraged to bring artifacts that they created and used in their classrooms during the previous year, and share their experience. Don’t forget your lunch!

Participants will be eligible for 6.5 hours of Professional Development credit.

Check-in begins at 8:15 a.m.
Workshop: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Registration Cost is $65 per person.

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

Cancellation must be received in writing a minimum of 10 business days prior to the event. After that date, you will be responsible for payment in full.

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 Tower 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: Teachers
Contact: Patty Hansen @ 602 364-2333
Arizona Department of Education
3300 North Central Avenue
16th floor - Room 103/104
Phoenix, AZ 85012
Registration closes February 4, 2015
Feb 18, 2015 @ 8:30AM - 4:00PM 22 $65
Arizona Department of Education
3300 North Central Avenue
16th floor - Room 103/104
Phoenix, AZ 85012
Registration closes March 12, 2015
Mar 26, 2015 @ 8:30AM - 4:00PM 30 $65

All Dates and Times are Subject to Change
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