The Right Question Institute continues to offer a range of online learning experiences during this period of distance learning.
When possible, recordings are available for past webinars. Click on the headlines below to find links to recordings. Find some recent webinars here.
Upcoming webinars in late April and May include a number of opportunities:
- Learn from EdTech experts.
- Connect with RQI’s co-director, Luz Santana, about a new tool for building self-advocacy in times of crisis.
- Explore a way for graduate students and researchers to ask more transformative research questions.
- Get together with fellow graduate students and doctoral researchers to learn about navigating these challenging times.
- Learn how to make your own Question Formulation Technique lessons with Google Forms.
- If you’re new to the Question Formulation Technique, get a free introduction.
“There is no learning without having to pose a question,” said Nobel Laureate and physicist Richard Feynman. Join RQI’s Andrew P. Minigan for an active online workshop. Learn how to use the Question Formulation Technique to generate better, more transformative research questions. This technique can benefit all researchers, including those in postdoctoral settings and faculty positions. Also learn about preliminary findings from National Science Foundation-funded research into this strategy. (If you can’t make it, please join us on May 27 instead. See below.)
Join RQI Co-Director Luz Santana for virtual office hours. Santana will provide assistance and support in using RQI’s resources, including the new RQI Self-Advocacy Tool for the COVID-19 Crisis. You can submit questions in advance by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
How can we take the Question Formulation Technique online for powerful, accessible inquiry learning from afar? RQI’s Sarah Westbrook joins EdTech experts for this open conversation. Hosted by the Teaching with Primary Sources Western Region and Metropolitan State University of Denver.
For many doctoral students, there is so much in flux right now. Will you have summer funding? How might changes in the fall affect your funding, your housing, your TA positions, or your capacity to conduct research? Join RQI’s Andrew P. Minigan for a one-hour webinar on the Voice in Decisions Technique — a powerful, simple strategy you can use for navigating decision-making processes and advocating for yourself and others.
This free, one-hour interactive webinar introduces educators to the Question Formulation Technique (QFT), a strategy through which individuals develop their ability to ask, work with, and use their own questions. Participants will learn through doing. This is an introductory session for educators and learners who are new to the QFT. It’s hosted by the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources program.
Knowing how to advocate for yourself is key in times of crisis and beyond. This introductory webinar is designed for staff in direct services, social services, and other organizations providing support to people in need. Explore tools you can use with clients and all people in your community to improve their ability to advocate for themselves and navigate services. RQI Co-Director Luz Santana will lead this webinar with Legal Program Director Naomi Campbell.
Create your own virtual QFT using our new Google Forms template, which guides students individually through asking and working with their own questions. Experience how this activity works with students, see how you can make templates, and explore other new and free resources the Right Question Institute has available for conducting a remote QFT in a variety of settings.
You emailed, and we listened. This active online workshop (also offered on April 29) is scheduled at a time more convenient for people in parts of Asia and Australasia. You will learn how to use the Question Formulation Technique to generate better, more transformative research questions. This is for researchers at all levels, including graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and faculty.
Miss a webinar? Watch it now
If you were unable to join or register for one of our recent webinars, you can watch the recordings:
The Power of Inquiry in Times of Uncertainty: Warren Berger, author of Beautiful Questions in the Classroom, join’s RQI’s Sarah Westbrook and TeachThought’s Drew Perkins for this discussion.
Building People’s Self-Advocacy Skills in Times of Crisis: If you can’t join us for the May 6 webinar, you can watch this one from April 22.
Using The QFT with Primary Sources from the Library of Congress: Practical strategies for learning online using primary sources from the Library of Congress.