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Webinar Week Three- Day One Objectives:
Art of Asking Questions
Questions That Lead to Dynamic Discussions
Questions That Kill Conversations
Tips for Increased Engagement
Collaborize Classroom Question Types
What Does a Strong Question Look Like?
Art of Asking Questions
Engage higher level thinking skills
Encourage multiple points of view
Challenge thought; don’t stifle
Inspire creative application of knowledge
Draw on personal experiences and perspectives
Foster collaboration and build community
Drive Dynamic Discussions with the Right Questions Interpretive Subjective Brainstorming Problem Solving Debate Reflective
Question Types: Exploring Question Types Go to our Prof. Dev. CC Site under Webinar Activities. Take 5 minutes to answer the question titled If you get done before the 5 minutes is up, please read and reply to your peers.
Tips to Increase Engagement & Participation Layer your questions Ask controversial and polarizing question Encourage connections Relate to their lives Be flexible!
Structure Your Discussion with Question Types Yes/No Multiple Choice Vote or Suggest Forum
What does a strong question look like? Does Reading Cure Racism Do you agree with Angelou’s statement that the only way we as a society will be free of the “blight of ignorance” is if we read and learn about African Heritage? Do you agree that reading, knowledge and education are essential to respecting differences and forming cross racial friendships? If so, why do you agree? If not, what do you think is crucial to eliminating ignorance between racial groups? Design different types of questions Start with a catchy title Incorporate multimedia Layer questions
Is It Ethical to Clone Human Beings? Design different types of questions Start with a catchy title Incorporate multimedia Layer questions Do you think cloning humans is ethical? Why or why not? How might cloning help to fight disease? How might cloning negatively or positively impact the genetic make up of the cloned person? What are risks and/or benefits?
How can you differentiate instruction with your questions? Go to our Prof. Dev. CC Site under Webinar Activities. Take 5 minutes to answer the question. If you get done before the 5 minutes is up, please read and reply to your peers.
Thursday’s Webinar Topic:
Students as Designers of Questions
Today’s Task : Design a question for your subject area using the tips covered in this webinar. Post your question to your individual CC site. Next class we will share our example questions as a group to learn from each other.