Introduction to the Harkness Method: Implementing and Facilitating Group Discussions (No Cost for TMI PLC Members)

Introduction to the Harkness Method: Implementing and Facilitating Group Discussions

This workshop will focus on the Harkness Method: an active, discussion-based learning style that requires students to lead, manage, and regulate their own discussions. This session will provide educators with the tools and strategies required to effectively implement, assess, and facilitate Harkness discussions in their own classrooms and schools.

Specifically, participants will be able to:

  • ...perform a Harkness discussion to illustrate the method;
  • ...define and describe what Harkness is and how it is used;
  • ...discuss best practices with grading Harkness discussions;
  • ...demonstrate and practice tracking and observing discussions using technology tools (Equity Maps App);
  • ...identify areas of curricular implementation in their classes.

Don't miss this important professional learning opportunity!

Audience: All PK-12 Administrators and Teachers;
Instructor: Jonathan Lancaster, TMI Associate
Location: Ramapo College of NJ; Trustees Pavilion - Room 3

About Your Instructor...

Jonathan Lancaster. Jon has been trained from Phillips Exeter Academy - one of the top private schools in the country and the creators of the Harkness method - on how to appropriately and consistently carry out whole group discussions in the Harkness format. Moreover, the instructor has written a 40-page "Guide to Harkness" that has been reviewed, edited, and approved by Phillips Exeter Academy's faculty, which will be shared with the session's participants. Jonathan has presented at the New Jersey Department of Education's Equity Conference, Montclair State University's 2019 Summer Conference, and at NJEA events.

Payment Methods and Cancellation/Refund Policy: Payment can be made by purchase order (PO) or check. Please mail all correspondence, including purchase orders, checks and agreements to TMI Education at PO Box 922, Madison, NJ 07940. If you are unable to attend a program for which you have registered, email TMI Education at [email protected] or call seven (7) days prior to the program to request a refund. No refunds will be granted unless notification is provided within this time frame. TMI Education reserves the right to cancel events for any reason, including inclement weather and instructor illness. If TMI Education makes the decision to cancel a workshop, we will use the EMAIL contact information you have provided to us to inform you. In addition, we will post the announcement of cancellation on the respective TMI Education website workshop page. If TMI Education cancels, participants will be provided a choice of:

  • a full refund;
  • transfer to another, upcoming workshop date and location (space permitting); or
  • credit toward a future workshop. (Please note that all credits expire one (1) year from the date that they are issued.)

Thursday, October 31, 2019 - 09:00 to 14:00
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Ramapo College of NJ - Mahwah, NJ
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