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The Discussion Project: Learn to Discuss/Discuss to Learn

October 28, 2021 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm


Join us for this 2-hour online interactive Community College Master Teacher Institute workshop with Lynn Glueck from The Discussion Project.

The UW-Madison’s Discussion Project is a professional learning series for instructors on how to design and implement high quality classroom discussion.

Participants will learn strategies for building community and structuring discussion so that you students can learn to discuss -learn the skills of discussion- and discuss to learn -learn your course content through engaging in discussion. The skills are transferable to in-person instruction. Participants will interact in a protocol called Structured Academic Controversy that we’ll use as an exercise for building an inclusive classroom that’s conducive to high quality discussion. The issue statement we will engage with will be: “The U.S. has an obligation to accept most refugees from Afghanistan.

Lynn Glueck is the Program Director for The Discussion Project, serving as project manager, curriculum designer, and instructor. Lynn brings a diverse array of skills to the Discussion Project after a twenty-five-year career in K12 education. She started work as a bilingual elementary teacher in a high-poverty school, and has since played several roles in teaching and administration. She was a high school English teacher and then became a Library Media Instructor, after which she went into educational leadership and administration. She has been Professional Development Coordinator, School Improvement Administrator, for the Madison School District, and then became an Instructional Coach for secondary teachers. She has trained in Authentic Intellectual Work. She has an MA (UW-Madison) in English Literature and an MLS (UW-Madison) in Library Media Science. Additionally, she is certified as a Director of Instruction and Instructional Coach.

Prior to the workshop, participants will receive materials for review to prepare for the workshop asynchronously.

This event is co-sponsored by UW-Milwaukee Institute of World Affairs, Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies at UW-Milwaukee, and The Discussion Project, Wisconsin Center for Education, UW-Madison.