Last year, PBS Boston (WGBH) made some videos in my classroom, as well as several others. The goal was to create an online video library of classrooms with a strong focus on Common Core Standard of Mathematical Practice #3: creating viable arguments and critiquing the reasoning of others. As the online library (called Making the Case) is being finalized and PBS is about to roll it out, WGBH put together a free online webinar for teachers that was both an introduction to the site and a PD for teachers on CCSMP #3…and I was asked to present my debate structures as part of this webinar/PD!
The link to the webinar is here: WGBH Webinar. The first 15mins or so is an introduction to the website and project by the awesome Arthur Smith. Then they show a video of my classroom, followed by a discussion led by me!
It turned out to be a great webinar. Thanks to the many teachers from across the country who joined in!