Planning and Facilitating Discourse in the History Classroom

Saturday, April 4, 2020, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Type: Workshop

Tags: General/Survey; Professional Development; Teaching and Pedagogy


No pre-registration required 

This workshop session will model how history instructors can design and facilitate robust text-based student discourse in the history classroom. Drawing on experiences from middle-, secondary-, and collegiate-level educators, this session aims to offer both research-based discussion of the benefits of student discourse and concrete examples of the planning and facilitation practices that make discussion focused, rigorous, and genuinely democratic. Participants will leave the session with a deepened appreciation for the complex intersection of roles that a history teacher takes on to plan and enact authentic and educative discussions.

Session Participants

Presenter: Lendol G. Calder, Augustana College

Presenter: Lightning Jay, University of Pennsylvania

Presenter: Alina Lewis, Relay Graduate School of Education, Achievement First