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Friday, March 6 • 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Why aren’t they talking? Tips and Strategies for More Productive Discourse in Science

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Do you encounter challenges when you have your class engage in student-to-student discourse? Do you find it difficult to get students to participate? Do your discussions get derailed? Do you find success with class discussions, but wish it were better? This is the session for you.

Having a solid instructional framework for discourse and using appropriate talk moves are the foundation for good discussions, but they do not guarantee productive discourse. There are many other details that teachers must consider. This interactive session will give teachers tips and strategies to incorporate so that they may improve their classroom discourse experiences.

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Laura Ritter

Physics Teacher, Troy High School
I have been a science and math teacher for 15 years. My primary subject is physics and I specialize in discourse and student-centered instruction. I have co-led several summer Modeling Instruction workshops, but have pulled back in order to spend more time with my two young daughters... Read More →

Friday March 6, 2020 1:00pm - 1:45pm CST
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