As an educator, you know that empowering students to have meaningful conversations with one another is critical to personal and academic success. In this course, you’ll learn teaching methods that have been proven effective in promoting meaningful academic discussions for all students - including English Language Learners - who may need additional support in expressing higher level ideas. You’ll gain a deep understanding of the role of language in all content-areas and the tools to create a classroom culture of rich learning.
You Will Learn
- To assess student-to-student conversations
- To craft, model, and recognize effective prompts for conversation
- To provide productive feedback to students
- To understand the role of language in content-area learning
- To cultivate a culture of conversation across subject areas.
Who Should Enroll:
Teachers, staff, instructional coaches, administrators, parents, or anyone interested in supporting students conversation skills.
Please note: This course is designed for those who are currently working with students, as assignments require the creation of audio recordings of students practicing methods taught in this course. The participant must have access to the parent or guardian of any student who they make audio recordings of, so that parents can be made aware of the recording.
Record of Completion:
Students will receive a Record of Completion upon finishing the course requirements within 7-10 business days. Please note that Stanford University makes no representation that participation in the course, including participation leading to a statement of accomplishment, will be accepted by any school district or other entity as evidence of professional development. Participants are solely responsible for determining whether participation in the course, including obtaining a record of completion, will be accepted by a school district, or any other entity, as evidence of professional development coursework.
Professional Development Hours:
It is recommended that districts may give up to 45 professional development hours to individuals who complete the course and gain a Statement of Accomplishment. If necessary, we can also provide documentation on Stanford letterhead providing this information.
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Individual Enrollment $199
Research shows that when teachers participate in professional development as part of a group or team, their development is likely to impact their practice. For this reason, we have developed a hybrid model that consists of individual online course work and group discussion of content. If you are interested in facilitating a hybrid model within your school or district, please email email@example.com to receive a group enrollment form and a facilitation guide.