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Reform Symposium 4: Facilitating Inquiry

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  • 1. Facilitating Inquiry Heidi Siwak Prepared for: Reform Symposium 4 Saturday, October 11, 2013

2. The Big Question As students develop questions, explore ideas, construct knowledge, test assumptions, solve problems and share learning in ways meaningful to them how do we help them become better thinkers and communicators? 3. The Trust Factor How do you build a culture of trust so students become open to each other and the deep exploration of ideas and willing to take intellectual risks? 4. Low-Risk Conversation 5. World Cafe Idea Diversity Conversation Activate Schema Low Riskhttp://www.theworldcafe.com/method.html 6. Solve problems collaboratively Discuss with your group the best way to insert a sheet of paper into a duotang.DuotangDiscuss with your group the best place on your sheet of paper for a title, a subheading, the date 7. Conceptual Understanding How do you transfer a 3-D space to a 2-D surface? 8. Create Flexible Thinkers The Value Line See that others have different opinions. See that your place shifts as you hear other ideas and think in depth. Learn to question your position.Strongly DisagreeStrongly Agree 9. Where Do You Stand on the Value Line? Mark Your Shifts and Explain Why You ShiftedOct 3: Parents wouldnt have to worry about their kids being sent off to war.Oct 2: It would be too dangerous. Robots could be hacked and turn on you.Strongly Disagree -_________X_____________________X_________________________________________________________Strongly AgreeMoral Machines by Gary Marcushttp://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/newsdesk/2012/11/google-driverless-car-morality.html 10. Rules of Engagement Plan for conflictAfter each session groups assess the dynamics and the usefulness of the task and set goals. 11. Use content to develop learning skills. Reflect Share what you as a teacher observed. http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/d ocument/forms/report/card/Elem Report_PublicGr7to8.pdf 12. Knowledge Building Circle Natural Curiosity Idea Diversity Constructing Knowledge Listening to others Learning the Language of Collaboration Id like to build on ______s idea. http://www.naturalcuriosity.ca/ 13. Theory Building 14. Confirm or Disconfirm? 15. Neutral Stance Tell me more 5 whys Yes and 16. . 17. Empathy Sympathy vs. Empathy Why Empathy?http://twentyonetoys.com/toys/ 18. Integrative Thinking Roger Martin I-Think Rotman School of Management University of Toronto 19. Opposing Ideas Traditional SchoolUnschool 20. Mental Models We observe this.But see this. 21. Ladder of InferenceData Pool 22. Confirming and Disconfirming Evidence 23. Complexity A+B=C How do I get to the store from your house? How do we solve world hunger? 24. Causal Models 25. Story Analysis 26. Shallow Thinking All Summer in a Day Ray Bradury http://staff.esuhsd.org/danielle/English %20Department%20LVillage/RT/Short %20Stories/All%20Summer%20in%20a %20Day.pdf 27. Make Thinking Explicit Look for Connections Ask Why Look for Nuance See Multiple Pathways For Causation Find the Hidden 28. Thank you! Heidi Siwak Teacher Dundas Central Public School Heidi.siwak@hwdsb.on.ca @heidisiwak http://www.heidisiwak.com/