Critical Explorers Summer Workshop for Educators

August 15, 2018 8:00AM to August 17, 2018 4:00AM
Professional Development
Critical Explorers
Harvard Graduate School of Education

Explore, discover, and design authentic learning experiences at this 3-day workshop!

Critical Exploration (CE) is a distinctive teaching approach that powerfully supports inquiry and engages students in developing deep understandings of the subjects they study. Through CE, teachers bring students into direct contact with complex, thought-provoking materials. Teachers learn how to encourage student thinking while helping students discover and pursue promising puzzles and questions. This transformative process expands students’ awareness of their own intellectual capacities while deepening teachers’ appreciation of their students’ potential.

This workshop is designed to equip participants with a foundational understanding of critical exploration, as well as actionable classroom strategies that will challenge your students, deepen their confidence, and strengthen their capacities to share and build on each other’s ideas. Through the Critical Explorers Summer Workshop, you’ll experience, reflect on, and create questions, activities, and curriculum that inspire inquiry, and you’ll strengthen your practice, whatever your previous experience.


Sessions each day with Eleanor Duckworth,
Professor Emerita, Harvard Graduate School of Education

Experience curriculum developed by Critical Explorers
in collaboration with teachers in public school classrooms this year

Engage in special discussion groups formed in response to your interests, with topics such as writing, assessment, and thematic and interdisciplinary curriculum

Share practical strategies for expanding and sustaining student investigations in your classroom, school, or district