Expanding teacher capacity for student-led discussions.
Crafting Discussion Questions
Teachers learn how we craft discussion prompts that align to curriculum standards, encourage higher-order thinking, give students choice, and connect learning to the events and ideas shaping our world.
Blending Class Discussions
Teachers learn a basic framework for combining blended learning with student-led discussions. They will also learn how to use Parlay’s Online RoundTable activity to facilitate engaging and inclusive online discussions.
Creating a Culture of Dialogue
Great dialogue requires open-mindedness, vulnerability and teamwork! In this section we work with teachers to establish the right culture and expectations for student-driven discussions in their classroom.
Managing Face-to-Face Discussions
Teachers learn techniques and strategies for facilitating student-led discussions using Parlay’s Live RoundTable. A major focus area is ensuring every student has the opportunity to participate in the activity.
Data-Driven Reflection, Feedback and Assessment
Teachers learn how to analyze engagement data from the class discussion, and how to use that data to facilitate class-wide reflections. We also cover strategies for assessing and providing feedback to individual students as they develop these skills.
Exploring the Pedagogy Behind Parlay