Keep the Kids Talking: Shifting From Q&A to Q&D

Teachers College Columbia University

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Teachers College Columbia University

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Questioning and discussion (Q & D) practices that spark and sustain genuine student discussions are critical components of effective classroom instruction. In this course, you will learn targeted instructional strategies that create the conditions for authentic student-driven discussion. You will also discover new ways to bring all voices to classroom discussions, and develop nimble facilitation skills. In addition, you will explore how to use discussion in both formative and summative assessments. Whatever the content area you teach, this course will prepare you to bring classroom discussion to life and to guide your students as they use discussion to engage with their learning.

After taking this course, teachers will be able to:

  • Identify the components of good classroom discussion and the barriers that prevent some students from fully engaging
  • Design learning experiences that use targeted Q & D strategies
  • Implement dynamic instructional strategies based on student needs and track progress
  • Engage with an online community of like-minded educators to share ideas and resources

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Roberta Lenger Kang

Dr. Roberta Lenger Kang serves as Initiative Director for the Center for the Professional Education of Teachers at Teachers College, Columbia University, which advances global capacities in teacher education, research and whole school reform. Roberta has been a high school English teacher, a curr...

Keep the Kids Talking: Shifting From Q&A to Q&D at Teachers College Columbia University

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