k-12 professional development

Building A Culture of Argumentation

Building A Culture of Argumentation

Program Description

Too often teacher workshops focus on crafting a strong viable argument and not on having the argument.  How do we help students to lower their resistance and feel safe to engage in lively discourse and critique? How do we create an environment that stimulates deeper, richer interaction? Interactions that employ quality evidence and quantitative reasoning?  Enjoy a day of “arguing” with your peers as you participate in a series of activities that model specific research-based instructional strategies designed to get your students engaged in richer, more productive discourse.

  • Part of a 2020 series about implementing the 8 practices of science called for in the new Colorado State Science Standards


For practicing 4-12 grade teachers.

Date and Time

Saturday, April 18
8:00 a.m.–4 p.m.

Cost and Credit

Cost: $85 (coffee, bagels, light lunch, afternoon snack and drinks provided)

Optional Re-licensure Credit: 0.5 graduate level credits. Cost additional $35.


Group Size

40 educators

Special Requirements

Children cannot be accommodated in Teachers Professional Development Programs; no exceptions. Participants who arrive with children will not be admitted to the program.

Registration Information

Registration is required. Click the "Book Now" button or call 303.370.6000. Registration closes three days prior to the start date of the program. For questions regarding this course, please e-mail [email protected]


All programs require payment at time of registration. All sales are final unless the Museum cancels the event.

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