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Friday, December 2 • 10:30am - 12:00pm
Asking Questions: The Most Important Skill for Learning and Partnering

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All students can learn to ask their own questions; all families can ask questions to partner more effectively. This session will introduce the Question Formulation Technique (QFT), a step-by-step process for producing, improving and strategizing on how to use questions. Educators can integrate the QFT into their practice to promote and sustain deeper learning, nurture curiosity, and develop critical thinking skills. The QFT can also be used to engage families in problem solving and to partner more effectively in their children’s education. The session will provide experience with the strategies described in The Right Question Institute's publications Make Just One Change: Teach Students to Ask Their Own Questions and Partnering With Parents To Ask the Right Questions.   

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Luz Santana

Co Director, The Right Question Institute
Luz Santana, Co-Director of the Right Question Institute (RQI), an organization that advances a strategy for teaching all people, no matter their level of education or income, how to ask better questions and participate more effectively in decisions. In her capacity as Co-Director, Luz helped develop the concept of Microdemocracy – the idea that low-income people can begin to participate in democracy in their ordinary encounters with public... Read More →

Friday December 2, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm
Kent Room