Guiding Student Discourse

What is a curated workshop series?

A set of workshops deliberately designed and sequenced to build skills in one topic, from the fundamentals to advanced techniques. Through community, discussion, and multiple opportunities to practice, teachers hone new strategies they can use right away.

Guiding Student Discourse


Classroom discussions aligned to high rigor questions support students in both comprehending and retaining knowledge. This learning series covers how to use discussions to increase the rate at which students are thinking, talking, and meaningfully contributing to lessons. By the end of this learning series, educators will be equipped with the knowledge and skills to elevate student voice to provide a richer and more student-centered approach to teaching.

Learning Objectives

Participants will be able to…

Employ a variety of engagement techniques to ensure all students are actively participating in instruction

Leverage student work in classroom discussions to facilitate learning

Implement techniques to deepen student thinking and contributions during classroom discussions

Hearing from Our Partners

It was so refreshing to attend a professional development session that modeled best practices! It's so much easier to internalize and visualize what it can look like when you get to see it first.

Lindsay Miller, Special Education Instructional Coach, Bullitt County Public Schools

Tangible strategies and resources, with opportunities for practice in a safe space. Thank you!

Rosa Joo, Green Dot Public Schools, Teacher Effectiveness Specialist

Our facilitator was very inclusive, mindful of our time, and also did a great job of teaching adults. (Not always easy to do)

Katie Stuhmer, Teacher Harding University High, Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools

This was the best facilitated online session I have attended. It was so smoothly, calmly, and sensitively led. What a great model for our teachers and for myself as a leader. I am blown away by how engaging, organized, and meaningful this session was.

Heather Lee-Joy, AP of Instruction, KIPP Austin


  • Workshops must be booked 6-10 weeks in advance of delivery.
  • Price is for up to 50 teachers

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