Explore our upcoming workshops & trainings!

“I have been to hundreds of curriculum introductions and trainings, and this is by far the best one I’ve attended yet!”

2022 Workshop Participant, Curriculum Coordinator, Texas

Our programs, workshops, and events are open to anyone aiming to strengthen their skills as a discussion participant or leader. Virtual and in-person programs and trainings are offered throughout the year. Trainings range from shorter webinars to multi-day workshops, to help you get started and further develop your skills. Completion of all three levels of Touchstones training can lead to a Certificate in Discussion Leadership.

Explore our upcoming offerings and register to attend below. If you would like to schedule custom professional development for your school, please email us.

“This has been the best workshop I have attended in a long time! I am so inspired and excited to begin using Touchstones in my school and these skills in my life!”

Jenny B., 2021 Workshop Participant, Elementary Teacher, Maine

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Half-Day Workshop

Touchstones Workshop: Level 1 (part A, in person)

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Saturday, March 16, 2024 | 10:00am - 1:00pm ET

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This introductory workshop offers ample hands-on practice in Touchstones discussion leadership. Expert trainers engage participants directly in exploring barriers to participation, how to foster cooperative learning, and what it takes to build active listening in the classroom. You'll learn and apply strategies and tools that foster more student-centered, civil, and inclusive discussions right away.

This workshop is ideal for any teacher who is already using Touchstones programs, just getting started, or who is interested in experiencing our transformative approach to teaching and learning. You'll come away understanding how Touchstones classes one class period a week effectively facilitate active learning, critical thinking, increased self-awareness, and a greater sense of responsibility to others. In addition, you’ll see how skills learned in Touchstones support student learning and prosocial behavior across the board!

Pricing for this Workshop is $150

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Half-Day Workshop

Touchstones Workshop: Level 1 (part A, online)

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Saturday, May 4, 2024 | 10:00am - 1:00pm ET

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This introductory workshop offers ample hands-on practice in Touchstones discussion leadership. Expert trainers engage participants directly in exploring barriers to participation, how to foster cooperative learning, and what it takes to build active listening in the classroom. You'll learn and apply strategies and tools that foster more student-centered, civil, and inclusive discussions right away.

This workshop is ideal for any teacher who is already using Touchstones programs, just getting started, or who is interested in experiencing our transformative approach to teaching and learning. You'll come away understanding how Touchstones classes one class period a week effectively facilitate active learning, critical thinking, increased self-awareness, and a greater sense of responsibility to others. In addition, you’ll see how skills learned in Touchstones support student learning and prosocial behavior across the board!

Pricing for this Workshop is $150.

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Half-Day Workshop

Touchstones Workshop: Level 1 (part A, online)

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Wednesday, August 7, 2024 | 10:00am - 1:00pm ET

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This introductory workshop offers ample hands-on practice in Touchstones discussion leadership. Expert trainers engage participants directly in exploring barriers to participation, how to foster cooperative learning, and what it takes to build active listening in the classroom. You'll learn and apply strategies and tools that foster more student-centered, civil, and inclusive discussions right away.

This workshop is ideal for any teacher who is already using Touchstones programs, just getting started, or who is interested in experiencing our transformative approach to teaching and learning. You'll come away understanding how Touchstones classes one class period a week effectively facilitate active learning, critical thinking, increased self-awareness, and a greater sense of responsibility to others. In addition, you’ll see how skills learned in Touchstones support student learning and prosocial behavior across the board!

Pricing for this Workshop is $150.

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Half-Day Workshop

Touchstones Workshop: Level 1 (part A, in person)

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Thursday, August 22, 2024 | 10:00am - 1:00pm ET

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This introductory workshop offers ample hands-on practice in Touchstones discussion leadership. Expert trainers engage participants directly in exploring barriers to participation, how to foster cooperative learning, and what it takes to build active listening in the classroom. You'll learn and apply strategies and tools that foster more student-centered, civil, and inclusive discussions right away.

This workshop is ideal for any teacher who is already using Touchstones programs, just getting started, or who is interested in experiencing our transformative approach to teaching and learning. You'll come away understanding how Touchstones classes one class period a week effectively facilitate active learning, critical thinking, increased self-awareness, and a greater sense of responsibility to others. In addition, you’ll see how skills learned in Touchstones support student learning and prosocial behavior across the board!

Pricing for this Workshop is $150.

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Half-Day Workshop

Touchstones Workshop: Level 1 (part B, in person)

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Saturday, November 9, 2024 | 10:00am - 1:00pm ET

map marker icon Annapolis, MD

This introductory workshop continues with hands-on practice in Touchstones discussion leadership. Participants build on the training received in Part 1 to delve more deeply into what is required for active listening—how to model and practice it with students in the classroom. You’ll also explore how to use collaborative leadership to effectively shift responsibility for discussion quality and outcomes to each student and the class as a whole. Take-aways include new strategies and tools that cultivate student cooperation and self-awareness, authentic connections, and a sense of community in any classroom.

This workshop is ideal for any teacher who is already using Touchstones programs, just getting started, or who is interested in experiencing our transformative approach to teaching and learning. You'll come away understanding how Touchstones classes one class period a week effectively facilitate active learning, critical thinking, increased self-awareness, and a greater sense of responsibility to others. Plus, you’ll have worked with peer educators who share your love of classroom discussions and the challenges they sometimes bring.

Prerequisite: Prior completion of Touchstones Level 1 part A workshop

Pricing for this Workshop is $150.

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