Driving question: "How can teachers facilitate effective discussions that promote equitable engagement, effective communication and critical thinking?"
Overall learning goal: For candidates to create, implement, and reflect on an effective discussion plan that promotes equitable engagement, critical thinking, and effective communication.
Section 1 - How can discussions promote deeper learning and equitable engagement?
- Candidates analyze a classroom discussion to understand the use and implications of “equity moves” to promote equitable engagement and deeper learning.
Section 2: How can I use essential questions and talk moves to facilitate an effective discussion?
- Candidates explore essential questions and talk moves in order to analyze a classroom discussion; candidates will identify the use and implications of each, to promote deeper learning and equitable engagement.
Section 3 - Planning our practice: Essential Questions
- Candidates use resources to develop Part 1 of an effective discussion plan, focused on designing essential questions.
Section 4 - Planning our practice: Talk Moves and Equity Moves
- Candidates use resources to develop Parts 2-4 of an effective discussion plan, focused on designing discussion protocols, talk moves and monitoring protocols.
Section 5 - Being adaptive experts: Analyzing and improving our discussion practices (CORE ACTIVITY)
- Candidates implement their effective discussion plans, while peers observe and collect monitoring data.
- Candidates examine feedback, make and justify changes to more effectively disrupt inequities through equitable engagement and deeper learning.
For more information about participating in the pilot, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org