ACADEMIC DISCOURSE MATH

Topic: Sci Tech Engineering & Math
Instructor: Jodi Slonaker
Method: Online (OWRK)
Sponsor: Teach n' Kids Learn, Inc.
Center Offered: OLPD

Course Description:

Integrating Academic Discourse into Mathematics Lessons

Often, classroom talk is centered on the teacher presenting information, the teacher asking quick answer questions, and students answering those questions. When we think about learning classrooms we want to change these teaching interactions to learning interactions.

 Research has shown that engaging students in academic discourse plays a key role in student learning, and to better engage students in this type of talk our focus here will be on a better understanding of the types of conversations that we want students to have in the classroom.

 Within learning interactions, most of the dialogue comes from students. They discuss concepts, express ideas, challenge others’ thinking, and answer deep learning questions presented by the teacher.

 In this course, we will cover topics that will help classrooms change from implementing teacher interactions to implementing learning interactions.

Additional Notes:

You can register and begin the course at any time and have until the end of Ashland University’s academic year to complete it. Within 24-48 hours of your registration you will receive an email from your course content provider that contains your course access information. Plan to spend a minimum of two weeks in the course.  Once you complete your course, your grade will be submitted to Ashland University for processing. This course is web-based so you can access it from any computer with internet access. It is also self-paced, so you can work entirely at your own pace, when it is convenient for you. There are no specific times you must be online and no individual deadline dates for assignments. They can be submitted any time, so long as everything has been submitted by the end of the academic term.

Within 24 hours of your registration you should be able to establish a login for your student account at Ashland University, WebAdvisor. You can use WebAdvisor to view your registrations, see when your grade is posted, and print detailed receipts and grade reports. Please click here for instructions on obtaining a username and password. The instructions also include a link to our Records and Registration's webpage where transcript ordering instructions can be found. It is advised that you review your record before ordering transcripts. 

 Contact Ashland Professional Development at pds@ashland.edu

Cost: $400
Timespan of Course:
September 1, 2019 to August 31, 2020
Contact E-mail: jodi@teachnkidslearn.com

Meeting Times

  • Location of Meeting: 
    online, self-paced format
    Location of Meeting: 
    Course Location: www.teachnkidslearn.com
Course Number: EDU*6130*Z16
Academic Term: 20/GW
Academic Level: GW
Semester Hours: 2.00
Subject: EDU