Live student demonstration as part of a workshop.

Live student demonstration as part of a workshop.

Committed to providing K-12 teachers with a practical pedagogy of questioning. 

 

 
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Workshops

We offer 1/2 day (3 hour) and full -day onsite workshops. We conduct train-the-trainer workshops in a 1.5 day format. We also offer a Skype-delivered two hour overview workshop. Consulting via classroom observation and feedback is also offered.

Workshop Objectives

   To introduce the history of APOQ.

   To define the four specific advantages of questioning in instruction.

   To explain when and how often teachers may plan APOQ instructional segments with students..

   To explain the concept of the mediated learning experience. (MLE).

   To familiarize teachers with seven principles and practices for overcoming a culture of disengagement.

   To describe why planning or pre-meditation of questioning is critical for better questioning.

   To show teachers how to plan questions according to a strong "cognitive scaffold."

   To suggest strategies for overcoming cognitive roadblocks or potholes along the cognitive scaffold

   To explain the basis of the cognitive scaffold according to the theory of hierarchical temporal memory (HTM).

   To completely fill out the APOQ Learners Guide.

   To suggest strategies for classroom implementation.

Read some of our many references to learn more about the APOQ workshop.

 


Book

 The APOQ book (formerly "Highly Effective Questioning") is available on Amazon or directly from us (at a discount). It's perfect for a book study and is given to each workshop participant.

The APOQ book (formerly "Highly Effective Questioning") is available on Amazon or directly from us (at a discount). It's perfect for a book study and is given to each workshop participant.



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Why Questioning

Questioning is the key to higher order thinking skills and increasing student engagement.  Many teachers need a better understanding of how to plan a good, scaffolded sequence of questions and how to engage all participants in the conversation. The APOQ workshop involves participants in exercises from which they learn the key principles and methods of effective questioning.


Workshop Training Manual

 This is the required workshop training manual for all K-12 workshops in APOQ.

This is the required workshop training manual for all K-12 workshops in APOQ.

 About Ivan Hannel  Ivan Hannel was educated at Yale and Northwestern University School of Law. He is the author of APOQ and has been giving the APOQ workshop since 1995. He is also an Arizona  practicing attorney  (bar #029318). 

About Ivan Hannel

Ivan Hannel was educated at Yale and Northwestern University School of Law. He is the author of APOQ and has been giving the APOQ workshop since 1995. He is also an Arizona practicing attorney (bar #029318).