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Monday, March 25 • 8:00am - 11:00am
Students Learning to Ask Better Questions: An Easier Path to Inquiry in the Classroom

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A good question can spark curiosity and fuel creativity, understanding, and innovation. In fact, the ability to ask one’s own questions may be the single most important thinking skill students can learn at any stage of their educational journey. Yet it is rarely deliberately taught to all students. How can we build the capacity for all students to take greater ownership and develop higher order thinking skills through question formulation? Learn the Question Formulation Technique (QFT), a simple, powerful strategy to teach students how to ask, refine, and use their own questions. On their own initiative, more than 350,000 educators in diverse pre-K through higher education settings worldwide are now using the QFT simply because it helps their students become more curious, fully engaged learners. Participants will actively experience the QFT, work with classroom examples, collaborate with experienced educators, and leave immediately able to use and share the Strategy.

Workshop participants actively experience and learn the Question Formulation Technique (QFT), a simple, step-by-step strategy to teach students to ask, improve, and strategize on how to use their own questions. Participants leave able to immediately apply the strategy with students and share it with colleagues.

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Kathy Shay

STEM Teacher, Duxbury Middle School
I teach STEM classes to students in grade 6,7 and 8. We focus on solving "real world" problems using the Engineering Design Process. The classes include coding, EV3 Mindstorms Robots, Hydraulic Robotic Arms, Building Geodesic Domes, Biomedical Engineering, current space news, as well... Read More →

Katy Connolly

Program Associate, Right Question Institute | Cambridge, MA
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Andrew Minigan

Director of Strategy, The Right Question Institute
Andrew P. Minigan is the Right Question Institute’s (RQI) Director of Strategy for the Education Program. As a part of Andrew’s work with RQI he is a Co-P.I. on a National Science Foundation funded research grant to develop a strategy so doctoral students and early career researchers... Read More →

Monday March 25, 2019 8:00am - 11:00am EDT
Room 202