RQI and Harvard’s course in April
Our flagship online course, offered through the Harvard Graduate School of Education, starts on April 11, and the registration deadline is April 3. Teaching Students to Ask Their Own Questions: Best Practices in the Question Formulation Technique is designed to equip educators with the fundamentals of using the QFT with students while exploring the power of question formulation for learning.
Learn more and register by April 3
Talking social studies and questions on #sschat
The #sschat network is a go-to forum for social studies educators — a place to talk shop and make connections with colleagues around the country. On February 13, RQI joined the network for a Twitter discussion about the role of questions and primary sources in social studies. If you missed the chat, here’s an archived version:
#sschat about questions, primary sources, and more
NEA National Leadership Summit
If you’re attending the NEA’s National Leadership Summit in March, we’d love to see you. We’ll be running a session on March 11 called, Effective School-Family Partnerships: A Strategy for Productive School Safety Dialogue. Participants will explore one way to have constructive conversations around gun violence and school safety.
Here are some opportunities to connect with us this spring:
Feb. 28-March 28: Teaching Students to Ask Their Own Primary Source Questions is a free online course sponsored in part by the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources Eastern Region Program and coordinated by Waynesburg University.
March 11: As part of the NEA 2023 National Leadership Summit, we’ll be running a session called, Effective School-Family Partnerships: A Strategy for Productive School Safety Dialogue.
March 23-25: Find us at the National Council for History Education 2023 conference in Salt Lake, Utah. We’re doing sessions on March 24 and 25. Here are the details.
March 25-April 1: As part of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics virtual conference, we’re offering a pre-recorded session called, Spark Curiosity and Joy in Math by Teaching Students to Ask Their Own Questions.
April 11-May 1: Join us for our flagship course, Teaching Students to Ask Their Own Questions: Best Practices in the Question Formulation Technique, offered through the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Register by April 3.
What we’re reading
Here are some recent stories that caught our attention:
With test optional now the norm in college admissions, another gatekeeper rises: calculus — Open Campus
In next month’s local election, few Lexingtonians are likely to go to the polls. Why? — The Lexington Observer (Massachusetts)
High-dosage tutoring is the best known strategy for learning loss recovery. Is it actually happening? — KQED MindShift
True love at PD? How four couples met while teaching — Education Week
What’s new online at the Library of Congress — Teaching with the Library: Primary Sources & Ideas for Educators
What your gifts mean
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