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The Harkness Pedagogy: Tiny URL: https: //tinyurl. com/Hark ness-1 -21 -2020 Students Drive the Conversation!
Who We Are and What We’re Doing at HUHS Kathy Owen Merry Allie Maia Kate Tedin
What is Harkness? How does it shift the Traditional Classroom?
Lets go to the Beach!
Welcome to a Harkness Class! What does Harkness look like and sound like?
Non-Negotiables are the foundation of the classroom
We scaffold instruction to “Come to the Table” Going from ROWS…. . to TABLES All freshman learn the soft skills and the academic skills of Harkness *
Student leaders teach their peers the soft of skills of civil discourse. Eye Contact Body Language Tone of Voice Active Listening
Students practice tone of voice to practice civil discourse. *
Students practice Teamwork to learn to work together
When everyone is ready, we “come to the Harkness table. ”
In a heterogeneous class of more than 30 students, we often have three tables running simultaneously.
OUR GOAL: The teacher is a subtle partner at the table: Students do the work!
Teachers and students track the discussion and give feedback to the class.
Communication HS. 01. 07 Participate in classroom dialogue. Integrative Thinking HS. 05. 06 Analyze textual and/or visual media. Beginning Emerging Proficient I need support in multiple areas including: I need support in one of the following areas: Using eye contact, body language, and a tone of voice that are respectful and appropriate to the conversation. Using active listening skills and probing questions to build upon others’ ideas and deepen the conversation. Providing insightful and relevant comments that pertain to the topic of conversation referencing text as appropriate. Beginning I can make relevant observations about media. Emerging I can make relevant observations and explain my thinking about media. Advanced I can participate in a classroom dialogue effectively by: I can take a leadership role in deepening the dialogue. Using eye contact, body language, and a tone of voice that are respectful and appropriate to the conversation. Using active listening skills and probing questions to build upon others’ ideas and deepen the conversation. Providing insightful and relevant comments that pertain to the topic of conversation referencing text as appropriate. Proficient Advanced I can analyze media by making connections, posing questions, and/or drawing conclusions based on evidence. I can create a deep analysis of media by making connections, posing questions, and drawing conclusions based on evidence.
Let’s have a Harkness discussion!
Reflections on our work. . .
Strategies for Classroom Dialogue 2020 Transforming Teaching and Learning Using Harkness Discussion SNHU 3 Credit Course Offering PD 589 E Description: This course is designed to introduce participants to the philosophy and practice of student driven dialogue known as “the Harkness Pedagogy. ” Participants will learn how to design classroom lessons that move instruction from teacher-centered classrooms to student-driven learning and will learn a range of techniques for teaching students to listen, collaborate, explore, and construct essential questions and understandings from classroom materials and texts. Teachers will learn how to plan, facilitate and assess Harkness discussions in their classrooms, and they will learn how to create student-teacher partnerships to create a dynamic classroom environment. This course is appropriate for upper elementary through high school educators and is applicable to all disciplines. The course is designed to transform teaching and learning at the classroom level, based on the principle that “the one that does the work does the learning. ” Instructor: Katherine Cadwell, Harwood Union HS Teacher, Rowland Fellow 2016 Dates: 8: 00 am - 3: 00 pm on Mon 6/29, Tues 6/30, Wed 7/1 and Thurs 7/2, and 3: 30 - 5: 30 on the following fall dates (all dates are Thursdays): 9/10, 9/24, 10/8, 10/22, 11/19, 12/3, 12/17 Location: Harwood Union High School
Registration Process: For HUUSD faculty 1) Complete and send this PD form to the District Office (form also found on the HUUSD website) 2) AFTER your request has been approved by HUUSD: a. Complete a course enrollment form HERE (https: //forms. gle/FHRLN 68 a 8 TUNZW 1 G 7) Complete another form HERE if you wish to take the course for credit through SNHU. Course fee is $120. 00/ per credit for a total of $360. 00 (https: //snhuvt. org/HUUSD) For non HUUSD faculty 1) Contact your district business office to get PD funding approval. There is an additional fee payable to HUUSD of $500 HUUSD will send an invoice for this payment 2) Complete a course enrollment form HERE (https: //forms. gle/FHRLN 68 a 8 TUNZW 1 G 7) Select PD 598 E 3) Complete another form HERE if you wish to take the course for credit through SNHU. Course fee is $120. 00/ per credit for a total of $360. 00 (https: //snhuvt. org/HUUSD) See Strategies in Classroom Dialogue for an overview of this work or contact Katherine Cadwell at kcadwell@huusd. org or katherinewcadwell@gmail. com
Resources We Have Developed: See the link to website Strategies in Classroom Dialogue here: https: //katherinecadwell. wordpress. com/ See a TED TALK Kathy gave entitled "Students Drive the Classroom" here: https: //www. youtube. com/watch? v=gz. Qhi. B 2 EOVE&t=1 s Listen to a podcast in which Kathy talks about the importance of Classroom Dialogue here: https: //www. podomatic. com/podcasts/socratescafe/episodes/2018 -09 -10 T 16_51_37 -07_00 See a film of a Harkness class in action, "Coming to the Table: Dialogue for School Transformation" filmed by the Vermont Folklife Center here: https: //www. youtube. com/watch? v=8 OMzf. Jv. HZ 1 s&t=1430 s Contact us for more information! katherinewcadwell@gmail. com jbson@huusd. org kstauss@huusd. org asargent@huusd. org