UP FOR DEBATE! Online Workshop

Registration for my six-week online Up for Debate! workshop is open September 17th until October 1st, 2021.

This workshop begins on October 4, 2021 and ends on November 12, 2021. You have access to the workshop content for an additional ten weeks until January 21, 2022. The cost is just $297. Register now to reserve your spot!

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Registration closes October 1st at 5pm PST/8pm EST


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Some Workshop Details

Below is an overview of the 6 Modules in my online workshop Up for Debate!


Why should debate be a regular part of my math class?

What is debate in math class? Why must you try it? In this first module, we will explore compelling research on why students need to be talking and debating in math class. We will also look at examples of debate in math class and develop the foundations for the following modules.


How do I introduce debate to my students?

We will put the ideas from the first module into action! Exploring exciting ways to introduce debate to your math students, we will develop concrete steps for beginning debates, engaging your students in rich discourse by the next class!


What are ways to grow and deepen debate in math class?

Building on Module 2, we will develop a variety of activities to incorporate debates into your lessons, including debates for groups! We will look at ways to continue growing argumentation in your students, developing deeper reasoning skills with each activity.


How can I make every math topic debatable?

My challenge: any math question can be made into a debatable moment. Do you believe it? In this module, we will look at quick and simple ways to make any of your content questions debatable!


How can we grow global citizenship in math class?

Too often, students do not see math class as relevant to their lives. Let's change that. Let's explore ways debate can help us bring real-world topics and issues into math class in a safe and engaging way.


How do I integrate debate seamlessly into my curriculum?

In this final module, we will explore the countless ways to add debate to any lesson, growing depth of mathematical understanding while saving time spent on each topic.

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My Guarantee

If you complete my workshop and do not learn anything you can use with your students, email me within 10 business days of the workshop ending to explain your situation and begin the refund process.


For the past 15+ years I have been teaching math at the high school and middle school levels. I also have a passion for Speech & Debate and have worked to find ways to incorporate discourse and debate routines in math class!

I share monthly resources and ideas of ways to incorporate debate questions into your math class. Sign up for the NEWSLETTER to stay updated!

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Chris Luzniak

"This work is VITAL to create citizens who can think critically and I can try this in small ways to build a comfort level for myself and my students."

- Val (Los Angeles, CA)

"Chris's information is so practical and ready-to-use. His sessions are can't-miss."

- Pat (Cleveland, OH)


We've got A's for your Q's

What grade levels is this workshop intended for?

My workshop is about strategies you can use to create discourse and debate in math class. Most of the examples shared will be from math in grades 6-12. However, the strategies we will explore have been used by teachers of all grades, from kindergarten through high school and beyond, and we will look at some of their work in these other grades at times.

If you're curious because you are less comfortable with math outside your grade level and wonder if my workshop will be a good fit, feel free to email me at luzniak@debatemath.com if you want to talk about this in more detail.

How much does it cost?

My Up for Debate! workshop costs $297.

I want this workshop to be affordable for everyone. It is significantly lower cost than most national conferences and graduate classes. If you have questions or concerns, feel free to email me: luzniak@debatemath.com.

Can I pay with Purchase Order?

To register using a purchase order, click on one of the "Register Now!" buttons and continue through the checkout process. Choose the “Purchase Order” payment option, list who Grassroots Workshops should follow up with for payment, and then complete the checkout process.

The person you list as the follow up person should receive an email with a receipt soon afterwards. That person can use the link in the email to submit the purchase order number or pay via check or credit card.

Checks should be made payable to Grassroots Workshops and sent to:

703 Pier Ave, Suite B362 Hermosa Beach, CA 90254

Do I have to finish in 6 weeks?

No. You will have access for 16 weeks. I hope this will allow you to find a pace that works for you.

What if I can't finish it?

We are living in exceptional times, and many of us are remote teaching. If you are having trouble finding time to complete the course on time, please feel free to reach out to me to discuss further. I can be reached via email at luzniak@debatemath.com. 

What is your refund policy?

If you complete my workshop and do not learn anything you can use with your students, email me within 10 business days of the workshop ending and I will give you a full refund.

How do I know it's for me?

This workshop is intended for teachers of mathematics who want to learn about routines and problems to get students talking and debating. We will explore concrete strategies and examples that you can use in your classes immediately.

Teachers of all levels of experience and all grade levels have taken my workshops in the past and benefited from the ideas. Feel free to check out #DebateMath on Twitter to see what some teachers have shared.

If you're unsure or want to ask about more specifics, feel free to email me at luzniak@debatemath.com.

How much time will I spend?

It's totally up to you. I planned for about 3 hours of work for each of the six modules. You can complete all six modules over the course of six weeks, or you can spread out the six modules (doing fewer than 3 hours per week) over the 16 weeks that you have access.

What homework assignments will I have?

While there is no homework or extra assignments associated with this workshop, I provide several problems that are very valuable to do during the videos, as well as strategies you may want to try out in your classroom. We explore these strategies in terms of how students experience them and how teachers facilitate them. There is also a message board you can interact with others on. There are no papers, reports, essays, or other written documents you must do as a part of this workshop.

The only exception is if you sign up to earn graduate level professional development credits. In that case, any work you do will be submitted directly to Brandman University (now UMass Global).

What kind of credit can I earn?

You can earn two to four graduate level professional development credits through Brandman University (now UMass Global). You must register for EDTU 9101: Up for Debate! to earn the credits. Please check with your school or district to determine whether these credits are accepted. Note that these credits require additional fees ($80 per credit) and follow-up assignments.

What technical requirements are there?

This is an online workshop, so you need to have an Internet connected device and feel comfortable browsing websites. Most devices including computers, tablets (such as iPads), and phones should have no problem using the site.

You will need to have the ability to watch videos and some school districts block websites that play videos. If you can see the video at the top of the page, you're probably going to be fine.

Also, please ensure that emails from info@grassrootsworkshops.com will be received and not go to your SPAM folder.


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