Facilitating Student Talk, Thinking, and Interaction K-12

A session focused on practical strategies to support teachers in the use and refinement of facilitation skills so that classrooms are safe, connected learning communities where students lead the talking, thinking, interaction and learning! The session begins with a broad view of the Montana Common Core Standards for ELA/literacy, what it means to be literate, and how a facilitative stance to teaching will help achieve the big picture goals of the standards, as well as an optimal environment for supporting social, emotional, and academic development. Participants will be guided through some lesson experiences demonstrating facilitation techniques and cooperative structures. The session concludes with time for participants to reflect on their own classrooms and facilitation.

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Contact Information

School Services of Montana: www.mt-schools.org; (800) 284-9271

Director of Education Services – Melissa Tovaas (mtovaas@mt-schools.org)

Event Details
Target Group K - 2, 3 - 5, 6 - 8, 9 - 12
Delivery Method In-Person, Online, Other
Available PL Durations(s) Most sessions are customizable to your specific time frames. They range from 1 ½ hours to full day and multi-day professional learning options. We also offer on-site coaching models for more job-embedded professional learning for teaching staff.
Renewal Units/Credit 1 renewal unit per hour

Cost for half-day and full-day professional learning varies based on student enrollment