This course will provide middle and high school ELA and social studies teachers with the tools they need to facilitate meaningful academic discussions in their classrooms - even around controversial issues. Through a combination of tried-and-tested methodology, timely and standards-aligned curriculum materials, and support and feedback from fellow educators, participants in this course can expect to grow as practitioners and provide positive outcomes for their students.
Participants will be able to:
- Use civil conversations as a small group conversation strategy to build students’ academic reading, writing, critical thinking, and discussion skills.
- Increase the amount of small group conversations in their everyday classroom practices.
- Use role plays and simulations with their students as a strategy to engage students in academic discussions.
- Build a network of innovative, proactive, and risk-taking educators proficient in collaborating and sharing their results.
Requirement: The only requirement is that participants be middle and/or high school ELA or social studies teachers.
Target Audience: Middle and high school ELA and social studies teachers.
Course is offered by The Constitutional Rights Foundation.