Breakout Session

Tuesday Evaluation

Socrates in the 21st Century

Sarah Lorntson

12/13/11, 11:45 AM-12:35 PM

Greenway D/E

Combine 2,000-year-old teaching methods with 21st-century technology to create an environment in which students explore complex topics in an engaging dialogue. Participants will learn tips and tricks for encouraging student participation, managing seminars, and evaluating student participation. Tools will include iPads, interactive white boards and student response systems.

Presentation File:

Socrates in the 21st Century SMART Notebook File:
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Additional Resources:

An overview of the Socratic Method
Matt Copeland: Socratic Circles
Edutopia: 21st Century Socrates
A Pre-Seminar Student Worksheet
Post-Seminar Self-Evaluation (Student Worksheet)

Intro Seminar - The Pledge of Allegiance
Socratic Seminar Make-up Assignment

Sir Ken Robinson: Changing the Paradigms of Education
Robinson Seminar Worksheet
Carol Dweck: Mindset
Dweck Seminar Worksheet