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Giving Students a Voice: Fostering Effective Classroom Discussions is a Course

Giving Students a Voice: Fostering Effective Classroom Discussions

Feb 2 - Mar 1, 2020
30.0 credits

$375 Enroll

Full course description

Register for this course on the Teacher's Teacher website at: bit.ly/TT-QC

“Students who don’t participate.”  “Students that get off topic.”  “Students that dominate every discussion.”  “Students that use discussion time to socialize.” “Students that don’t back up their opinions with valid reasons or evidence.”  These are the experiences of many teachers in their efforts to foster good classroom discussions.  Now more than ever, developing good speaking and listening skills is essential.  This course will help teachers eliminate the common pitfalls of classroom discussions and provide useful tools and protocols to make discussion of all kinds a routine in the classroom. Teachers will walk away with strategies for increasing participation in discussions as well as formats for partner, small group and whole group discussions.  Students will stay engaged and involved, and become effective and respectful communicators.  This standards-aligned course is suitable for 4th through 12th grade teachers across all disciplines. This activity is aligned with the Common Core State Standards, the ACT College and Career Readiness Standards and the CPS Framework for Teaching Components:  1c, 1d and 2b.

Sign up for the course at  bit.ly/TT-QC. Several days prior to the start of the course, participants receive an email with instructions for accessing the course. A week’s material is posted at the start of each week.  Participants are expected to read content and review various resources, write replies/answer questions, share experiences, and engage in discussions with the course facilitator and other participants.  None of the assignments are completed in "real-time;" you can work at the times that best suit your own schedule.  

Course Dates: 2/2/2020 - 2/29/2020

Time: Any time!  24/7 on your schedule

Coupon: Use the code CTUF50 on the Teacher’s Teacher website for $50 off 2020 classes!

In order to receive any credit, participants must be in attendance for the entire offering.
No refunds will be issued unless the offering is canceled by CTUF Quest Center.