Our PD Philosophy

The Touchstones process is not a book; it’s a program that supports learners of all ages in learning how to engage in civil discourse and in how to work together more cooperatively as a group and as individual human beings.

To that end, we offer not just the Touchstones volumes themselves but also high-quality professional development to assist teachers and other discussion leaders in understanding the process to help them support their discussion groups and to grow as leaders.

For more information on how Touchstones aligns with your goals for students and for yourself, check out these resources:

Professional Learning Pricing  (standard and stand-alone, not including purchase of volumes as a package)

In-person rates

  • Full-day workshop/observation/coaching (6 hours): $5,000.00 (domestic travel included)

Online rates (via Microsoft Teams)

  • Full-day workshop (5 hours total): $3,000.00
  • Coaching sessions (30 minutes each, no presentation/preparation required on the part of TDP) $150.00
  • Model Touchstones Circle Experience (for boards of education, parent groups, etc., 60 minutes): $750.00

Open-Enrollment Workshops (in-person or online)

  • Three-hour in-person or online workshops that we host periodically during the year: $150 per participant


Notes on pricing and payment:

  1. Professional development pricing subject to change if clients want in-person events where online is noted and vice versa.
  2. Touchstones accepts payment via purchase order, credit card, and checks.
  3. If you have complex funding and/or accounting processes, please contact Sharon Thomas, Director of K-12 and Family Engagement Programs (sharon@touchstones.org), so that we can support you.

For cost-saving packages that bundle training and materials, click HERE.