Attend the #AACTE23 Closing Session: Deepen Learning through Interactive Classroom Discussions
Engaging classroom discussions have been found to deepen learning, create community, and help students along their academic path. It has also been credited with building more democratic learning environments that are broadly inclusive and enhancing student learning. Contrary to this evidence, researchers find there are few high-quality discussions in most classrooms across the educational landscape. What might we do to ensure that students in PK-12 and higher education experience both discussion for learning and learning to discuss?
Join this pertinent closing session at the Annual Meeting with Diana E. Hess, dean of the School of Education at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, who will describe what she and colleagues are learning from The Discussion Project — a professional development program designed to help instructors build the knowledge and skills needed to teach their students how to engage in rich and inclusive discussions.
About the Speaker
Diana E. Hess is the dean of the School of Education at the University of Wisconsin (UW)–Madison and holds the Karen A. Falk Distinguished Chair of Education. Hess’s research focuses on civic and democratic education. She is currently the principal investigator of a multi-year study of The Discussion Project, a professional development program that aims to help instructors create inclusive, engaging, and academically rigorous discussions in higher education courses. Formerly, Hess was the senior vice president of the Spencer Foundation, a high school teacher, a teachers’ union president, and the associate executive director of the Constitutional Rights Foundation Chicago. Hess received her Ph.D. from the University of Washington, Seattle, in 1998.
Register for the Annual Meeting
AACTE’s 2023 Annual Meeting provides an opportunity to celebrate the organization’s 75-year history and chart a way forward. There is still time to reserve your spot at the largest professional gathering for the educator preparation field, being held in Indianapolis on February 24 – 26. Not yet an AACTE member? Join now to receive the member rate when you register.
Book your Stay at Indianapolis Marriott
Special rates expire January 31.
Book your room at the Indianapolis Marriott by January 31 to lock in your special attendee rate. Explore over 200 restaurants within a four-block radius, relax in a variety of fresh new spaces to connect with fellow attendees, and enjoy easy access to AACTE events — including pre-conferences and a Saturday reception onsite.
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