Constructive Classroom Conversations | Online Course

Available Fall 2018

New college and career ready standards emphasize the importance of speaking, listening, and conversing not only as a means for learning, but also as a valuable goal of learning. Based on the research of Understanding Language, at Stanford University, this course supports educators to prepare students, and particularly language learners, to have in-depth conversations about more complex curriculum concepts and topics.

The course features expert insights, classroom examples, interactive exercises, and a culminating final project. In this course, instructors will learn how to:

  • Assess student-to-student conversations
  • Craft effective prompts and create conversational opportunities within a lesson
  • Model and build activities for cultivating constructive classroom conversations
  • Provide productive feedback to students and make instructional changes to strength conversations

Who Should Enroll:

Classroom teachers and instructional coaches from grades K to 12 in all subject areas are welcome. We also encourage participants to take this course together with their colleagues. We look forward to working with you this fall!

Created in partnership with Understanding Language.
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