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Most frequently asked questions about the Etna Project Seminar Series are listed below. Browse through the questions to get a sense if your answer is there.

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Based on Etna Alumni questions, past and present, here are some answers to questions you may have about participating in the series. This information will help you to prepare and maximize the benefits of the retreat experience. If you have not yet decided to attend an Etna Project retreat, this information may also be helpful to you in making the commitment to join us. 



Frequently Asked Questions

One of the important activities we incorporate into the Etna Project is the use of video of interpreting work or of mentoring sessions. Nothing diminishes our ability to benefit from that activity more than poor quality recordings. Click on the link below to read more.
What Kind of Video Should I Bring to the Etna Project?

Based on the works of L. S. Vygotsky and others applying his theories to education, our approach is informed by these principles: learning occurs through productive activity, mastery is achieved through guided dialogue (scaffolding)... Click on the link below to read more.
What Do I Need to Know About Vygotsky?

Much of our learning happens just being together, even in unstructured times. And the opportunity to reflect on what we’re learning, to engage others in learning, to simply be in a learning environment- these are enhanced by disengaging from the outside world briefly...Click on the link below to read more.
What Can I Expect from the Retreat Format?

Consider your colleagues as fellow travelers in your journey. We will all learn differently, and at our own pace. Don’t judge yourself (or others) for being stuck in your (or their) learning. Instead, revere one another as courageous pioneers...Click on the link below to read more.
How Can I Fully Participate?