Why Is Science Talk Important? Individual Work
Module #2 Components:
Task #1 - Why is Science Talk Important? Individual Work
Task #2 - Why is Science Talk Important? Group Reflection and Discussion
Task #3 - What Does Science Talk in the Classroom Look Like? Individual Work
Task #4 - What Does Science Talk in the Classroom Look Like? Group Reflection and Discussion
Task #5 - How Do We Increase Science Talk? How Do We Show Others? Individual Work
Task #6 - How Do We Increase Science Talk? How Do We Show Others? Group Reflection and Discussion
On Your Own:
Components: Readings, visuals, and survey response to prepare for Task #2 Relevance: Choose between primary, elementary, and secondary options Preparation: This individual work portion prepares you to engage in reflective discussion with a small group in Task #2
Questions driving our work together in this module:
Q: Why is it important to engage all of our students in science talk?
Q: How do students engage in talk during science in your classroom (what protocols, norms, or framing do you use)?
Q: How would you like them to engage?
Students' attitude, motivation, and identity grealy impact how, and if, they participate productively in science in the classroom. The impact of these traits on student learning vary greatly K-12. Research also shows that it is the teacher's framing of the classroom that is essentail for promoting students' feeling of belonging and participation necessary for them to share their ideas and make their thinking public.
"I can do science."
"I want to do science."
Please click on the resources below that best relate to your practice and interests. As you engage with them, think about how you frame your classroom to promote productive participation for your students, and what is needed to include more students. You will need to use these resources to complete Survey #1 at the end of this task below. Once you have completed that survey, you can proceed to Task #2.