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Date: Thursday, September 15, 2022
Time: 9:00-10:00am ET
Audience: Participants in the Advanced Placement Teacher Investment Program
- Katy Connolly is the Education Program Coordinator at the Right Question Institute (RQI), a nonprofit dedicated to strengthening democracy by building people’s capacity to ask better questions. Katy collaborates with educators across the United States and beyond to learn from their innovative work and develop new resources. Katy also designs and facilitates professional learning for educators, coordinates RQI’s online courses, and manages the Right Question Institute’s three-year grant project with the Library of Congress. She has presented at national conferences such as the National Science Teaching Association (NSTA) and the Association of Independent School Librarians (AISL) conferences and with organizations such as the New York Metropolitan Library Council (METRO). Katy graduated from Boston University with a bachelor’s degree in English education, where she spent most of her time teaching and tutoring high school students.
- Rachel Riemer teaches Physics and AP C Mechanics at Buckingham Browne & Nichols School in Cambridge, MA where she is the Upper School Science Department chair and was the recipient of the Edgar H. Nichols Future Leader Instructorship Chair. Rachel has been teaching in independent schools for over 20 years, serving in student life, coaching, as well as teaching all levels of math, chemistry, and physics. Rachel’s current focus, in partnership with the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Global Education (DEIG) office, is to strengthen the intersection of STEM and culturally responsive, anti-racist, anti-oppressive pedagogies that deepen discovery and work to create more inclusive, equitable classrooms. This includes bringing an identity conscious reflective practice to departmental meetings and building out a mastery based scheme aligned with scientific skills. She is a facilitator for the White Awareness and Accountability Group faculty group at BB&N.
Rachel earned her Ed. M from the Graduate School of Education at Harvard and her B.S. in Physics at The University of the South. Rachel currently serves on the Board of Trustees at the Meadowbrook School of Weston.
Questions are an essential tool that scientists and researchers of all kinds use to fuel innovation and advance knowledge in their field. And yet, only 27% of college graduates say that college taught them how to ask questions. How can we better equip our students–starting in high school–with this key skill needed for college, career, and lifelong learning?
Join us to learn the Question Formulation Technique (QFT), a simple, powerful strategy that teaches all students how to ask, improve, and pursue their own questions. View educational research, actively experience the QFT protocol around a topic of interest, explore classroom applications across biology, chemistry, environmental science, and physics, and hear from a high school science teacher on how she has integrated the QFT in her classroom. Leave ready to immediately implement the strategy.