2016 RQI Conference

An Educator-Led Movement to Improve Education for All
Best Practices in the Question Formulation Technique

Three Opportunities Coming this Summer to Explore the Question Formulation Technique

Over the last four years, more than 100,000 educators have begun to transform education through their use of the Question Formulation Technique (QFT). The QFT offers a deceptively simple yet profound pedagogical methodology that leads to more engaged students, students taking ownership of their own education, and deeper learning in the classroom.

This summer, The Right Question Institute (RQI) is providing three opportunities around the United States to learn from experienced practitioners and educators about how to use the QFT. Educators from pre-K through higher education, from all subject areas, and in a remarkably diverse range of communities across the country and the world have used the QFT, and this is a chance for you to share with and learn from your fellow educators.

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Best Practices in the QFT Conference is relevant to all educators who want to increase student excitement about learning, bring greater joy to their own work, and help build the fundamental democratic habit of mind question-asking promotes.

For any teacher, school, or district working to improve questioning and engagement in the classroom (as in Danielson’s 3b and 3c, C3 Framework, Next Generation Science Standards, Common Core Standards, etc.), Best Practices in the QFT Conference will offer an abundance of resources to address these standards.

Most importantly, each of the three conferences will honor and celebrate the path breaking work of educators who, with their own initiative and without any mandate or requirement, are transforming their classrooms through incorporating the QFT to improve education on all levels.

There will be several conference tracks that will allow participants to work with and learn from each other’s expertise in applying the QFT at different levels and subject areas. Participants who are new to the QFT will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in introductory sessions and benefit from the advanced work being done with the QFT. Experienced QFT practitioners will be able to both share their experiences and learn from others doing advanced work with the QFT. All conference attendees will leave the conference equipped with skills and resources to teach students how to ask questions, and ready to share these skills and resources with fellow educators in their schools and districts.

Dan Rothstein and Luz Santana, co-authors of Make Just One Change: Teach Students to Ask Their Own Questions, will share key lessons they have been learning from educators in the field in the four years since Harvard Education Press published their book.

Come join a community of educators who are excited about their own emerging understanding about how the Question Formulation Technique provides a simple and accessible pathway to “creating a classroom alive with dialogue, inquiry and respect for students’ minds.” – Mike Rose