Building skills for legal empowerment
You may know the Right Question Institute mostly through our work in K-12 and higher education. Beyond the classroom, RQI works in different settings to strengthen people’s ability to ask questions and participate in decisions that affect them.
Our Legal Empowerment Program works with a range of professionals to foster greater client agency and empowerment — and ultimately a more just legal system.
We’re running a series of webinars this fall. People working on the front lines in legal services, criminal justice, adult education, direct services, community-based organizations, and public agencies are especially encouraged to attend. We encourage you to spread the word to anyone in your networks who may be interested.
‘Four ways educators can use RQI’s Teaching with Primary Sources hub’
EBSCO has highlighted RQI’s online Teaching with Primary Sources hub. The hub includes videos of teachers and students, lesson-planning tools, sample lesson examples, and on-demand professional learning modules.
What we’re reading
Here are a few stories that interested us this past month.
- 4 tips for tackling TikTok challenges that disrupt school — Education Week
- Colleges that ditched test scores for admissions find it’s harder to be fair in choosing students, researcher says — The Hechinger Report
- Personalities don’t usually change quickly but they may have during the pandemic — KQED MindShift
- Fifteen years on the Erie Canal: Teaching about an almost-forgotten form of transportation — Teaching with the Library of Congress
- Enrollment in Korean classes has shot up. Thank K-pop — NPR
Upcoming learning opportunities
November 3: Community of Practice: Question Formulation Technique from the Right Question Institute. Online in partnership with the New Mexico Public Education Department.
November 20: Foster Curiosity, Fuel Collaboration: Teach Students and Faculty to Ask Better Questions with the QFT. Part of the National Council of Teachers of English annual convention.
November 30: Legal empowerment in practice
December 1: Legal empowerment and criminal justice
December 2: Student Questions (QFT) + Primary Sources (TPS): A Revolutionary Combination for Embracing Hard History. Part of the National Council for the Social Studies annual conference.
What your gifts mean
When you make a gift to the Right Question Institute, you help bring free resources to teachers and schools. Plus, you help equip people in low-income communities with skills and strategies for solving problems, participating in decisions, and making their voices heard — contributing to a more inclusive educational system, society, and democracy. Thank you for your support.