A special private grant supports the institute and underwrites tuition for two hours of UNI graduate credit for 25 participants (preference to teams). As an alternative to UNI credit, participants may enroll for license renewal credit. Priority for tuition-free participation is given to interdisciplinary teams (pairs) of teachers from the same school.
Prior IWP participation is NOT required.
This one-week (plus 2 weekend follow-up sessions) workshop builds on the National Issues Forums Institute approach to public deliberation, adapted to classroom and school-community uses through IWP’s unique professional learning approaches. Participants learn how to convene, moderate, record and report on public issue deliberative forums, how to frame local issues for deliberation, and how to bring issue exploration and deliberation into school curriculum and community life. The pedagogy increases potential for greater civility in classrooms, schools, communities and society.