Academic Conversations: Classroom Talk That Fosters Critical Thinking and Content Understandings

Class Details

  • Class Type: Online
  • Date: 1/14/2019 - 2/10/2019
  • Adams State Credit: 1
  • Nonmember Price: $145
  • CEA Member Price: $45
  • Graduate credit is available at $55.00 per credit. Required Text: Academic Conversations; Classroom Talk That Fosters Critical Thinking and Content Understandings by Jeff Zwiers and Marie Crawford

  • Currently Enrolled: 7 of 20

About the Course

Developing students’ academic language and conversation skills are crucial to academic success. This book study analyzes Academic Conversations; Classroom Talk That Fosters Critical Thinking and Content Understandings by Jeff Zwiers and Marie Crawford. It describes the five skills students need for strong academic conversations. Participants will read, reflect and create lessons plans to teach students to have more productive conversations in class that will deepen understandings about content, vocabulary and big ideas. This course is best for teachers in grades 3-12 who want to focus on improving the language skills of their students including English Language Learners.

Required Text:

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Implement activities and strategies to foster academic conversations.
  • Establish and maintain structures for academic conversations.
  • Develop lessons that foster conversation and critical thinking skills.
  • Create and identify assessments that evaluate language skills.
  • Grade(s): Kindergarten 1st Grade 2nd Grade 3rd Grade 4th Grade 5th Grade 6th Grade 7th Grade 8th Grade 9th Grade 10th Grade 11th Grade 12th Grade Elementary K-5 Secondary 6-12
  • Subject(s): English Language Learning Professional Development Differentiation

Facilitator

Kelli Crowe


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