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Tuesday, March 13 • 10:30am - 11:45am
Increasing Curiosity: Teaching Students to Ask Better Questions

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This active learning session will explore the Question Formulation Technique (QFT), an easy-to-use strategy that teaches all students how to ask and use their own questions. The QFT is the outcome of twenty years of work in developing and, most importantly, simplifying a straightforward, rigorous process that helps all students learn how to produce their own questions, improve their questions, and strategize on how to use them. First featured in Make Just One Change (Harvard Education Press, 2011) the QFT can help to increase student curiosity, ownership, and promote deeper learning. You will experience the QFT, see K-12 examples, and leave ready to use the strategy in your classroom.

Participants will: 1) Be introduced to the Question Formulation Technique (QFT) and experience the process in small groups; 2) explore the art and science behind the QFT; and 3) understand and reflect on the value of leveraging student-generated questions for increased student engagement, deeper learning, and stronger critical thinking skills.

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Sarah Westbrook

Director of Professional Learning, The Right Question Institute
The Right Question Institute (RQI) is an internationally recognized, educational nonprofit based in Cambridge, MA. RQI's mission is to democratize access to the critically important skill of question formulation. We seek to ensure that students in all communities around the country have access to a skill that... Read More →

Tuesday March 13, 2018 10:30am - 11:45am EDT