Upcoming Workshop Schedule

Upcoming Workshop Schedule

The Touchstones® interactive workshop provides hands-on practice with Touchstones discussion leadership, discussion evaluation, and goal-setting for improved outcomes in fostering a learner-centered classroom. Experience how Touchstones curricula methodically and effectively develops students’ speaking, active listening, critical thinking, and collaborative leadership skills.

Participants in the workshop will explore how Touchstones lessons once a week support most learning standards and 21st Century educational goals by teaching students to teach themselves and others, work cooperatively with all peers, examine their own assumptions and presuppositions, and share responsibility for discussion dynamics and outcomes.

We look forward to seeing you soon.

“Great professional development that is respectful of both a teacher’s need to shift the intellectual burden to students and the high quality instruction that students need to be successful in college and beyond.”
–S. Jeanblanc, Baltimore City College, Baltimore, MD



Touchstones Level I Workshop

The Touchstones Open-Enrollment Workshop introduces teachers to the Touchstones discussion method, which pairs thought-provoking readings and activities with classroom management expertise to build a stimulating and respectful environment for the exchange of ideas and the building of critical thinking and collaborative leadership skills.

“I have never left a workshop feeling so enlightened and ready to take on more projects in the classroom!”
–E. Salisbury, Chesapeake Montessori, Annapolis, MD

2017/2018 Workshop Schedule:

Saturday, January 27, 2018 – Stevensville, MD 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Saturday, March 24, 2018 – Stevensville, MD 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Saturday, May 5 – Stevensville, MD 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Touchstones’ Open Enrollment Workshop schedule for academic year 2017-2018 will be posted soon.

Breakfast and lunch provided, pre-registration fee of $175 due to secure a spot, registration fee refunded if cancelled at least five days prior to workshop day. Spaces are limited to 25, and all participants receive a workshop certificate for 5.5 hours of continuing professional development.

Touchstones Level II Workshop

There are no Level II Workshops scheduled at this time. Touchstones will be pleased to scheduled a Level II Workshop for groups of eight or more. Please call us for more information.

The Touchstones Level II Workshop is designed for and offered to teachers or practitioners who have hands-on experience implementing Touchstones consistently for at least a full semester. In the workshop, participants will learn advanced strategies for discussion leadership, examine and devise solutions to specific issues that arise in implementation, and evaluate their own skills and progress as discussion leaders. Tools developed through Touchstones research of skills and behaviors critical to successful teacher implementation will allow the participants to consider their skill level on a continuum toward mastery and afford them a specific path for continued development. Please call us for more information. web page monitoring . Seating is limited to 12 participants. Workshop fee is $200 per participant.


Touchstones Level III Workshop

The Touchstones Level III Workshop features participant leadership and individualized coaching from the Touchstones’ founder and lead developer. Participants work collaboratively to identify goals for continued development and build individualized plans to accomplish those goals.

Touchstones will be pleased to scheduled a Level III Workshop for groups of eight or more. Please call us for more information.

Call 410-604-3309 for inquiries or send an email to schoolprograms@touchstones.org.