Educators 4SC would like to invite educators, administrators, non-profit organizations, and others to our Virtual Conference on Crisis Teaching and Education during this global crisis.
We hope that this conference can both be a space in which to process and build solidarity among educators and a way to share best practices and tools for navigating the rest of the school year.
Dates: Sunday, 3/29 | Time: 10am-5pm CT | Cost: Free, Registration Required
Location: Virtually using a custom platform that will not require any special downloads or software to participate in (built on Zoom).
In argument mapping, students learn to visually represent the structure of arguments they read and create using free and open source software. The process of mapping helps students discuss controversial issues with precision and care, uncover unstated assumptions and unsubstantiated claims, piece together evidence and reasoning precisely and carefully, and can be used to plan out essays and other pieces of persuasive writing that incorporate sources from history and social studies classes. The session will provide a demonstration of argument mapping and show participants how to access a variety of free web-based resources, including a free online course in mapping and critical thinking that can be assigned to students remotely.