Questioning Techniques

There is a need to magnify the power of questioning in today’s classroom in order to provide greater differentiation and reach higher levels of student engagement, learning and achievement.  Teachers from each school have participated in training on quality questioning, and are currently teaming for peer observations and blogging their experiences.   Training will continue to be offered. 

Quality Questioning
During the summer 2007, 65 teachers from across the division at all grade levels participating in a 3-day training on Quality Questioning. These teachers returned to the classroom to implement new strategies and fine tune their skills. This learning year was supported through interaction on a blog and a follow-up day with the presenters. Learn more about the experience by visiting the QUILT Blog: http://henricostaffdev.org/quilt/

Twelve of these same teachers participated in a Train the Trainer model of professional development to extend their knowledge of the content and practice the skills they would need to share their passion with others. We are currently working together to develop training materials for use in division-wide and site-based Quality Questioning workshops.

This summer we are offering 4 division-wide Summer Institute workshops on Quality Questioning. (See below.) Please consider sending two teachers to attend one of these sessions. Contact Chris Corallo or Gaynell Lyman for more information on how to bring Quality Questioning to your school.

Quality Questioning

Quality Questioning for Elementary Teachers
Target Audience: Pre-K- 5
Session: 07/28/2008, 07/29/2008 8:00-3:30
Reflection: 10/20/2008 3:00-4:00
Location: New Bridge Staff Development Room
Instructional Framework: District-wide Instructional Strategies

This workshop is designed to help elementary teachers magnify the power of questioning in order to provide greater differentiation and reach higher levels of student engagement, learning and achievement. Teachers will learn how to form questions to engage higher order thinking with students. Attending this session will give individuals a working knowledge of strategies that will be beneficial in their own classroom. The participants will be expected to use the blog during the year for reflection and discussion of implementation of the Quality Questioning strategies. This session is hosted by staff development personnel to support the implementation of district-wide instructional strategies. The required reflection date for this session is October 20, 2008.
SRN: 200813215401

Quality Questioning for Middle School Teachers
Target Audience: 6-8
Session: 07/21/2008, 07/22/2008 8:00-3:30
Reflection: 10/21/2008 4:00-5:00
Location: New Bridge Staff Development Room

Instructional Framework: District-wide Instructional Strategies
This workshop is designed to help middle school teachers magnify the power of questioning in order to provide greater differentiation and reach higher levels of student engagement, learning and achievement. Teachers will learn how to form questions to engage higher order thinking with students. Attending this session will give individuals a working knowledge of strategies that will be beneficial in their own classroom. The participants will be expected to use the blog during the year for reflection and discussion of implementation of the Quality Questioning strategies. This session is hosted by staff development personnel to support the implementation of district-wide instructional strategies. The required reflection date for this session is October 21, 2008.
SRN: 200813215501

Quality Questioning for High School Teachers
Target Audience: 9-12
Session: 08/04/2008, 08/05/2008 8:00-3:30
Reflection: 10/22/2008 4:30-5:30
Location: Wilder Middle School

Instructional Framework: District-wide Instructional Strategies
This workshop is designed to help high school teachers magnify the power of questioning in order to provide greater differentiation and reach higher levels of student engagement, learning and achievement. Teachers will learn how to form questions to engage higher order thinking with students. Attending this session will give individuals a working knowledge of strategies that will be beneficial in their own classroom. The participants will be expected to use the blog during the year for reflection and discussion of implementation of the Quality Questioning strategies. This session is hosted by staff development personnel to support the implementation of district-wide instructional strategies. The required reflection date for this session is October 22, 2008.
SRN: 200813215601

Quality Questioning for Teachers - Any grade level.

Target Audience: Pre-K-12
Session: 08/11/2008, 08/12/2008 8:00-3:30
Reflection: 10/23/2008 4:30-5:30
Location: New Bridge Staff Development Room

Instructional Framework: District-wide Instructional Strategies
This workshop is designed to help teachers of any grade level/content magnify the power of questioning in order to provide greater differentiation and reach higher levels of student engagement, learning and achievement. Teachers will learn how to form questions to engage higher order thinking with students. Attending this session will give individuals a working knowledge of strategies that will be beneficial in their own classroom. The participants will be expected to use the blog for reflection and discussion of implementation of the Quality Questioning strategies. This session is hosted by staff development personnel to support the implementation of district-wide instructional strategies. The required reflection date for this session is October 23, 2008.
SRN: 200813215701
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