Discussion Guides & Other Resources
Looking for discussion guides or other materials to help facilitate or organize an interactive discussion program? We have over 30 discussion guides on a wide variety of public policy topics. Our discussion guides are non-partisan, presenting 5-9 different approaches or policy “possibilities” for the topic. You can view them online or download them for free. We also have other discussion resources available without charge, including “how-to” guidebooks on facilitating and other practical aspects of planning and conducting a discussion program.
Planning a Discussion Program?
We may be able to help. We have partnered with a wide range of organizations, including public, private, educational, nonprofit, and other groups, to provide direct in-kind assistance in planning, organizing, and conducting different discussion programs and initiatives. We’re always looking for new partners to work with in developing more and better exploratory and generative conversations. Depending on the particular goals and circumstances of your program, we may be able to help with planning, facilitating, or training facilitators.
Resources for Educators
Interested in using student-facilitated discussions in your classroom or online course? For over a decade, we have partnered with faculty to integrate our discussion process into higher education settings. We have a number of different resources for instructors and students for use in both in-person and online courses. These resources provide practical guidance on implementing student-facilitated discussions and include guidebooks, workbooks, sample syllabi, evaluation forms, and other course materials.
Are you teaching online? How are your online discussions going? Would you like your students to be more engaged and even take ownership of these discussions? We have resources for you. Online discussions are challenging. They were challenging even before the abrupt...
In partnership with the Princeton Public Library, Voices from the Prairie, and Midwest Partners Foundation, the Interactivity Foundation is supporting a series of free public presentations and discussions on the Constitution and Why It Matters. Each of the four...
We are very pleased to announce that we have recently completed a significant makeover of our website. While there may still be a little sawdust to sweep up and some touch-up painting to complete, our new site is certainly brighter, cleaner, and we think more...