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Full Name: Margaret F. Anderson
NCDD Member Since: Oct. 5, 2002
About Me: Ms. Anderson is a Senior Program Manager at Touchstones. Margaret also co-founded Bay Area Socratic Seminars, where she spent four years training teachers to implement Socratic Seminars. In 1996, Margaret began teaching at the Sonoma State University and the Hutchins School of Liberal Studies in Washington State. While there, she coordinated conferences for interdisciplinary education, Socratic Seminars, and a course called The Seminar Process Workshop, introducing the discussion process to upper division students. Ms. Anderson holds an M.A. in Liberal arts from St. Johns College in Santa Fe, New Mexico and a B.A. from Sonoma State University. Margaret has experience working directly with teachers and students, from elementary school through college, at using discussion to develop important collaboration, discussion, and critical reading and thinking skills. She has presented at numerous conferences and conducted trainings for public school faculty, and worked directly with college faculty, students, parents, and public officials on using discussion for varying purposes.
My Work
Organization Name: The Dialogue Center and Touchstones Discussion Project
Title / Position: Senior Program Manager
Description: The Touchstones Discussion Project is a non-profit organization that prepares young people and adults for success in the 21st century through its unique discussion-based curriculum. Using carefully compiled and edited short readings from classic texts, Touchstones helps individuals learn to cooperate, solve problems, take responsibility, and lead others. Touchstones provides comprehensive training, materials, and facilitators to schools and school districts, corporations and government agencies, and community-based organizations committed to helping all learners reach their highest potential.
My Contact Info
Phone Number: 707-773-1633
Website URL:
Street Address: 522 Chesapeake Avenue
City: Annapolis
State/Province: MD
Zip or Country Code: 21403
NCDD Involvement
NCDD 2008 Attendee: Not yet
NCDD 2006 Attendee: Yes
NCDD 2004 Attendee: Yes
NCDD 2002 Attendee: Yes
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