Data-Driven Dialogue: Collaborative Inquiry in the Virtual World

Data-Driven Dialogue: Collaborative Inquiry in the Virtual World

Foundation Seminar 

Based on our book, Data-Driven Dialogue: A Facilitator’s Guide to Collaborative Inquiry, this foundational seminar introduces a three-phase Collaborative Learning Cycle to guide productive collective inquiry. Participants investigate strategies and structures that reduce defensiveness and create shared responsibility for student learning. When pairs, small groups, and entire faculties purposefully use data as a source for analyzing progress and proactively planning for improvement student learning is accelerated.

Participants will learn:

  • Practical tools for discovering assumptions, promoting data-focused inquiry, and developing shared understandings of both problems and possible solutions.
  • A process for collaboratively developing theories of causation and theories of action.
  • Tested tools and practical strategies for managing the social, emotional and cognitive demands of collaborative problem-   solving, decision making, and planning, while experiencing these strategies in a virtual format.

These understandings become the foundation for dynamical planning processes.

Topics include:

Using data to focus a group’s attention and energy

Applying the Collaborative Learning Cycle

Extending a repertoire of facilitative tools

Instructors: MiraVia Associates Lynn Sawyer and Pati Falk

Cost: $375.00 USD

Classes are limited to 24 participants

Dates: February 9,16,23, and March 2,  2021 at 12:30-2:30 PM  ET

Click here to register

Please Note: You will need our book, Data-Driven Dialogue: A Facilitator’s Guide to Collaborative Inquiry, for this course.  If you do not have a copy, you can purchase one here.