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Transcript of Academic Conversations
Conversations in the classroom demonstrate communication behaviors, higher-order thinking skills, academic language proficiency, content understandings.
STEPS for Summative Assessment
1. Rubric for Evaluation
3. Practice (Formative)
4. Observation (Formative)
5. Written Synthesis
What is an academic conversation?
Exchanges between people who are trying to learn from one another and build meanings that they didn't have before.
Can I be successful at implementing this in my classroom?
Create a Culture
Five Core Skills of Academic Conversation
What does it look like?
Discuss the Purpose
Students take more ownership of ideas and learning.
Students are trusted to work hard and stay focused.
Maybe include some of the research.
Model what a conversation is and is not.
-Anchor chart of examples and non-examples
-REFER TO THIS... it is NOT a one time use poster.
Critical Thinking Skills
-Have students practice and model, or show good and bad conversations.
-Have a select few make a video about it.
Continue to add new norms to your anchor chart- THIS IS A LIVING DOCUMENT.
-We listen to each other
-We share our own ideas explain them
-We respect one another's ideas
Engagement and Motivation
Inner Dialogue and Self-Talk
Choice and Ownership of Thinking
ADVANTAGES of ACADEMIC CONVERSATION
Elaborate and Clarify
Support Ideas with Examples
Build On and Challenge a Partner's Idea
Turn and Talk
-How do you plan on implementing this?
-What will it look like in your classroom?
Take a look at your own TEKS... Intentionally plan for implementation in your classroom!
Ask us questions!
Fears and Anxieties?
Where can I find more examples and info?
Which words in the text stood out to you?
Why do you think they were important?
Was this author or artist biased?
What does this mean for us today?
How did they feel during that time period?
How is this concept used in different careers?
What can this data mean?
What evidence supports our hypothesis?
What evidence disproves our hypothesis?
What information don't we need?