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South Ridge ELD Book Study Academic Conversations: 5.11A 5.11B

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Course Description

  • This book study will provide an avenue for the staff at South Ridge to increase their knowledge and efficacy around academic conversations within a classroom setting. Staff will meet with grade alike colleagues to discuss reading, reflect on practice and share new applications. Staff will delve into the strategies and tools provided in A K-3 Guide to Academic Conversations Practices, Scaffolds, and Activities and Academic Conversations Classroom Talk the Fosters Critical Thinking and Content Understanding.
  • Lead Learner (Facilitator): Marne Katsanis
  • Credit(s) and Type: 10 Hours Relicensure | Staff Development | English Language Development (ELD)


Target Audience

  • SRE Certified Staff
  • SRE Classified Staff


Date, Time & Location

  • Dates: 2.16.2021 | 3.9.2021 | 3.23.2021 | 4.20.2021 | 5.11.2021
  • Time: 8:00 - 8:55 AM
  • Location: SRE Library/Google Meet
  • Google Meet link:  please enroll for details

Course Outcomes

Here are the outcomes for the course:

  • Participants will increase knowledge around utilizing academic conversations in their classrooms to: build student vocabulary, strengthen student critical thinking skills, and deepen student appreciation of others'