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Fall 2020 Pilot - Overview of "Facilitating Effective Discussions to Promote Deeper Learning and Equitable Engagement" Module

Driving question: "How can teachers facilitate equitable and effective discussions that promote communication and critical thinking?"

Overall learning goal: Create, implement, and reflect on an effective discussion plan that disrupts inequities by promoting 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: stanfordscale@stanford.edu