How might we deepen learner conversations through leveraging discourse as an essential part of learning?
This toolkit offers strategies and resources to help all learners share their perspectives, critically evaluate evidence, question reasoning processes, and engage in collaborative conversation.
Within each P&P (process and practice), one or two paragraphs clarify the rationale as to why this practice or process is valuable for engaging your learners. We then identify targeted connections to The Framework to make it more manageable and actionable so that the four attributes, elements of personalized learning and Habits of Mind can be explicitly taught and learned. In addition, we have included connections to SEL competencies.
1. Designing Considerations to Organize and Clarify Discourse
This process guides how you might identify powerful opportunities for learner discourse through the examination of your curriculum.
2. Justifying and Positioning Discourse in Your Curriculum
This two-part process focuses on how to prepare learners to engage with the driving questions and how to situate the discourse within your curriculum.
3. Growing Readiness and Agency in Learner Discourse
In this practice, we focus on three parts to manage meaningful engage for inclusive discourse.
4. Assessing the Learner’s Role in Discourse
This self-assessment practice provides a tool to support four ways of engaging in discourse: reflects, observes, participates, and invests.