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Developing Skills of Argument and Debate

July 6, 2015 - July 7, 2015

Human Development:
Developing Skills of Argument and Debate

Date: July 6, 2015 - July 7, 2015
Location: Teachers College, Columbia University
New York, NY
9:00am - 4:00pm EST

Workshop is limited to 30 registrants


The new Common Core standards specify that middle school students be able to introduce, support and defend arguments, both orally and in writing. But the standards don't specify how to achieve these demanding goals.

In this Teachers College, Columbia University workshop, participants observe what works and how in developing the foundational skills of argument that meet the new standards as well as prepare students for more formal forms of debate.

Workshop registration fee: $295. Fee includes perfect paperback book (with paid registration) Argue With Me by Deanna Kuhn, Laura Hemberger and Valerie Khait.

Participants will EARN 1 CEU upon successful completion of the workshop.

Teachers College, Columbia University has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).

Featured Program Director

Deanna Kuhn,  Professor of Psychology and Education at Teachers College, Columbia University

Deanna is a recognized leader in research on teaching effective argumentation and author of the book Argue With Me with Laura Hemberger and Valerie Khait.

Course text
Kuhn, D., Hemberger, L., & Khait, V. (2014). Argue with me: Argument as a path to developing students' thinking and writing (Bronxville NY: Wessex Press).

The text is provided as part of the registration fee.