Tuesday, April 19th 2022 from 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Katy Connolly of the Right Question Institute (RQI) and librarian Connie Williams demonstrate the Question Formulation Technique (QFT), a deceptively simple yet rigorous protocol that teaches all people how to ask, work with, and pursue their own questions.
Viewers will explore how the QFT can be flexibly applied to support students, clients, library patrons, and others to develop research questions that align with their personal needs with more confidence.
To access the materials mentioned in this webinar, visit https://bit.ly/QFT41922.
About our presenters:
After 28 years as a teacher librarian with Petaluma School, Connie Williams now works part time as a history room librarian in a public library in northern California. She presents and writes about teaching with government information and primary sources, and in partnership with RQI, she has presented and written about question-building and inquiry. She is the author of the book Understanding Government Information: A Teaching Strategies Toolkit for Grades 7-12, co-author with Blanche Woolls of Teaching Life Skills in the Library, and writer of many articles on advocating for school libraries, teaching with primary sources, and infographics. She hosts the Primary Source Starter Kit for Teachers (because every subject has a history) at chwms.libguides.com.
Katy Connolly is RQI’s education program coordinator. She designs content for the program’s professional development offerings and manages RQI’s archive of educational resources. She also coordinates RQI’s collaborative partnerships with teachers to ensure that all programmatic work authentically represents and is shaped by the experiences of educators. Katy graduated from Boston University with a bachelor’s degree in English education, where she spent most of her time teaching and tutoring high school students. With her background in the classroom, Katy is passionate about collaborating with educators to design pedagogy and classroom environments that allow students to drive their own learning.
This webinar was presented in partnership with the Brooklyn Public Library.