Date: March 8, 2011
Topic: Socratic Seminar: A Dynamic Search for Understanding
Organization: National Curriculum Network Conference
Location: College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA
In this speech: The Socratic seminar engages students in thoughtful discussions that lead to a deeper understanding of issues, themes, and ideas. The rules and structure that a seminar requires promote habits of discourse and a shared respect that permeate all aspects of a classroom community.
A careful selection of literature, art, and historical documents provides the content for rich dialogue as students consider varying viewpoints and work toward a shared understanding.
This lively forum provides multiple opportunities for students to share their thinking and strengthen their communication skills. Participants experience firsthand the power of an instructional strategy that expands student thinking in ways that are designed to endure.
Speech duration: 1 hour, 15 minutes
About Dr. Carol Horn
Dr. Horn is coordinator of Advanced Academics Program (former Gifted and Talented Programs) for Fairfax County Public Schools in Northern Virginia.
She has worked in gifted education for the past 20 years and has a Master of Education in Educational Psychology with an Emphasis on Gifted from the University of Virginia.
She earned her doctorate in Teacher Preparation and Special Education from The George Washington University and is the 2002 recipient of the Hollingsworth Award from the National Association for Gifted Children for outstanding research study in the field of gifted education.
To book Dr. Carol Horn at your next conference, workshop, or speaking event, send us an email for information: “firstname.lastname@example.org”:mailto:email@example.com