Welcome to Speak Up! Transforming Classroom Discussions
Part 1 9:15-10:25 (70 min)
Goal and Purpose
Background & Research
10:25-10:40 ~Break 15 min~
Part 2 10:40-11:25 (45 min)
Background & Research
11:25-11:35 ~Break 10 min)~
Part 3 11:35-12:15 (40 min)
Tips & Tools
Planning Virtual Discussion Time
Part 1 Intro and Background
-Be respectful to others (air time)
What is your name, school and position?
What is something exciting happening in your classroom or at school?
What is something about yourself you’d like to share with everyone?
Goal and Purpose of today:
Overview of our time
Essential Question: How can we use technology as a differentiated platform for students to share their ideas?
Background & Research from Speak Up! Slideshow (below)
-How are introverts and extroverts stimulated?
-Should students be forced to work together? Why or Why not?
Respond: What are you key take aways from this reading?
How does this make you think differently?
Read: Balance of Screen Time
Respond: What does this tell you about behavior Behind the Screen?
How does this change your perspective on socializing behind the screen?
Discussions in Classrooms by Robert Appino
Part 2 Research Cont. (60 min)
How does your class differentiate for introverted and extroverted learners?
RSA Susan Cain (7 min)
Establishing Norms and CFG Protocols use School Reform Initiative
Norms must be established
Structured virtual discussion
- Start with SPECIFIC
Demo (an unsuccessful discussion)
Starts with Good Questioning:
- Ruby Research What do you think this picture is communicating to the audience?
Part 3 – Planning and Designing (60 min)
1. Planning Virtual Discussion Time and where to submit
2. Testing and Creating Virtual discussion possibilities to include in a lesson or uni
-What discussion tool will you use?
-I recommend TodaysMeet or Google Chat within a Google Doc or TitanPad. It doesn’t need to be any fancier than this.
3. Planning and Prep time (30 mins)
-Look at an existing unit or lesson
-Think first all what are you goals,outcome,standard
-With that in mind where is a good place to include a virtual discussion?
-You class has many opportunities for virtual discussions.
-You don’t want to tie this to one lesson or unit but rather want to think about a variety of ways to provide opportunities to have students speak up.
-Brainstorm and go with the organic route
5. Strengthening your discussions using Norms and Protocols with students
6. End of Speak Up! Reflection