Questioning for Classroom Discussion: Grades K-5 (Sioux City Educators Only) (11.24- 3.27.22)

Questioning for Classroom Discussion: Grades K-5 (Sioux City Educators Only) (11.24- 3.27.22)

Dec 12th

This course is available to Sioux City Educators Only.

Registration to receive License Renewal credit

Date: November 24 – March 27, 2022
Course #: LR 288:825
Credit Hours: 1 credit hour

In this course, you are embarking on a learning journey designed to open up new vistas and offer new insights that you can use with your students to make classroom discussion a manageable process.

First, you will explore four quality-questioning practices that drive productive discussion:

  1. Framing a focus question;
  2. Promoting equitable participation;
  3. Scaffolding student responses to deepen thinking; and
  4. Creating a culture for thoughtful discussion

Then, you will learn the discussion skills that comprise the DNA of meaningful discussion. Typically, students do not arrive at school prepared to engage in productive discussion, so developing these discussion skills is crucial.

You will explore research-based skills in three key categories:

  1. Social
  2. Cognitive
  3. Use-of-knowledge.

Then, you will learn how to decide which skills are most appropriate for your students given their ages and developmental levels and the subject you teach. Using the threefold framework can help you plan disciplined discussions in which students’ skills are intentionally targeted for development.

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