Liberating Structures for Educators
A One-Day Immersion Workshop
June 8, 2018
University of Washington
Do you ever feel like you struggle to quickly invent and re-invent the best structures so that your teaching doesn’t only rely on raising hands, lecture, and open discussion where only the most bold and articulate students participate?
Liberating Structures are a collection of 33 powerful facilitation strategies that can be used in our everyday classrooms, block classes, project planning sessions, presentations, and staff meetings. They are fun and functional group process methods for truly engaging everybody and working together in more inclusive and creative ways.
The Liberating Structures’ design shifts move us gently away from constraining conventional structures (e.g. lectures, open discussions, status reports, review, brainstorms) and toward teaching practices that quickly foster lively participation in groups of any size.
Join Inquiry Partners for this one-day immersion workshop on Liberating Structures. Experience with other educators how tiny shifts in how we organize our students and craft the invitations for inquiry can dramatically change student engagement and make teaching easier and more joyful.
In this workshop, you will:
> Learn and practice the fundamentals of several of the 33 Liberating Structures
> Explore how Liberating Structures can apply to your current content lesson plans and learning goals
> Find new ways of operating for improved school life through more engaged lessons, classroom culture, and even faculty meetings!
Open to all middle/high school level educators and administrators.