Webinar 1 - Developing Oral Academic Language
with Critical Thinking Activities
To provide teachers with concrete strategies for developing both oral academic language and critical thinking at the same time. I will present several classroom activities that foster oral academic language as they also fortify critical thinking skills. These activities are useful across content areas and grade levels.
Webinar 2 - Effectively Engaging Students in Collaborative Discussions:
Building comprehension through listening and speaking
This webinar addresses effective student engagement in collaborative discussions is three parts. The first part discusses the essential components of collaborative discussions about a text, including building on others' ideas, being prepared to discuss, following agreed upon rules, posing questions, and summarizing the discussion. The second part examines effective strategies and unhelpful practices when working with language learners. The third and final part provides a practical activity using a collaborative interviewing technique to engage all learners in effective discussions of a text.