Design Studio

Exploring Facilitative Discourse Moves for English Learners

May 13th Design Studio - 4:30 to 6:00 pm EDT

Facilitative discourse moves, derived from research and literature, emphasize the importance of various discourse strategies for enhancing student learning, especially for English learners. Teachers use discourse moves to encourage student talk and engagement in the lesson. Through students' responses to a teacher's discourse moves, students communicate their level of understanding of the content as well as their English language development to the teacher and themselves, allowing for formative assessment opportunities to push students toward achieving lesson and individual language learning goals. In this Design Studio, participants will learn about the facilitative discourse moves and hear how teachers have incorporated these moves into their own math and ELA lessons. Presenters will also share the process they used when working within a community of practice. Participants are invited to bring a lesson plan so they can add in facilitative discourse moves that support student learning.

Please register in advance for this meeting. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

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