Teaching for Transfer: Reaching and Applying Deeper Understanding
Monday, December 4, 2017 – 3:30pm PDT
Presented by Julie Stern
How do we move beyond surface learning to reach deeper comprehension? What strategies help students make connections between ideas and use their learning to unlock new situations? This webinar will share practical ways to help students build the foundational understanding needed to take their learning to the next level. In an increasingly complicated world, it is essential that we honor the research-rich past and harness children’s natural curiosity as we look to the future. Join us to find out how we can prepare students to tackle complex problems with deep, conceptual understanding.
Classroom discussion is one of the best vehicles for learning how to think, making moral decisions, and understanding another person’s point of view. Research indicates that most teachers talk too much in the classroom and don’t wait long enough for students to respond. In this webinar James Nottingham and Martin Renton translate the most up-to-date research into practical strategies that improve student learning.
You will learn:
How to build in more “wait-time” for better quality thinking and questioning from students
How to use dialogue to teach reasoning, collaboration, and good habits of thinking
The three types of dialogue and how to teach the most effective version: exploratory talk