Friday, September 21, 2012

Great Books Roundhouse

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Great Books Roundhouse™

Great Books Roundhouse combines
great literature and the Shared Inquiry™
method of learning in the virtual world
of Whyville. Treat your computer-savvy middle school students to a one-of-a-kind virtual learning experience.

Try some activities as a class or invite students to explore Roundhouse on their own.
In Whyville students can:
  • Read and post questions and comments about outstanding literature
  • Participate in online discussions
  • Engage in other fun and creative activities
In Whyville teachers can:
  • Supplement students’ work in reading and language arts
  • Coordinate live discussions with other classrooms
  • Use Whyville tools to set up and monitor their students’ Whyville activities
  • Connect and share with like-minded colleagues
Visit Great Books Roundhouse now! Log in and bring your students the benefits of Great Books in a virtual world.
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are trademarks of the Great Books Foundation.


Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Great Books Webinars

Take your knowledge of the Shared Inquiry™ method a step further! Choose from three great options below.
Reading Comprehension Strategies
Date: Thursday, September 13, 2012
Time: 3–4:30 p.m., CDT
Course fee: $50
This webinar will help you increase the impact of Shared Inquiry™ on students’ reading comprehension by integrating reading strategies such as rereading, making inferences, and asking questions.
The Power of Student Questions
Date: Thursday, September 20, 2012
Time: 3–4:30 p.m., CDT
Course fee: $50
This webinar will help you teach students how to pose better questions, identify different kinds of questions, and focus on the questions that will best help them build their understanding of the selection.
Review: Shared Inquiry Discussion
Date: Saturday, September 29, 2012
Time: 10–11:30 a.m., CDT
Course fee: $50
This webinar provides participants with a review of the essential elements of a Shared Inquiry™ discussion and the Great Books interpretive reading activities that enable

students at all levels to participate successfully.
System requirements
PC-based attendees: Windows 7, Vista, XP, or 2003 Server
Macintosh-based attendees: Mac OSX 10.5 or newer
Space is limited, so reserve your webinar seat now! After registering, you will receive an invoice. You will find your unique webinar URL and passcode on this invoice. On the date and time of your webinar this information will be required to join the webinar.
Shared Inquiry™ is a trademark of the Great Books Foundation.