Thoughtful Discourse to Support Deep Understandings

The primary goal of this course will be for participants to identify how 21st-century classrooms are transformationally different than traditional classrooms and will identify key characteristics of student-centered learning classrooms, in particular for providing more opportunities for effective questioning techniques and foster thoughtful discourse to support deeper levels of understandings for new knowledge acquisition.

Connections with the Danielson’s Framework will be integrated throughout the course with a real-life, hands-on application for student engagement to address diverse student needs. Participants will design a lesson using quality questioning techniques and incorporate thoughtful discourse techniques to promote deeper levels of understandings of new knowledge for their students.


Creating an Environment of Respect and Rapport


Establishing a Culture for Learning


Using Questioning and Discussion Topics