Academic Discourse: The importance of Talk in the High School Classroom

Questions? Please contact Amy Ruppert, program assistant:

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Registration Closed.
Agency: CESA 6
Agency Contact: Erin Loritz
Agency Assistant: Amy Ruppert 920-236-0562
Location: CESA 06 - Conference Center
2300 State Rd. 44
Oshkosh, WI 54904
Facility: Conference Center-SMART Thinking
3/23/2017 09:00 AM - 02:30 PM

This workshop will provide participants with current best-practice research on the importance of academic discourse in the secondary classroom. Most importantly, participants will delve into strategies for setting the stage for academic discourse, holding students accountable for their collective thinking and assessing learning through monitoring discussions.

Workshop objectives

Participants will:

  • Understand the research behind and the importance of academic discourse at the high school level
  • Understand how academic discourse facilitates learning
  • Plan structures to support academic discourse and develop an instructional plan for implementing in their content/classroom
  • Consider strategies for creating an environment that encourages academic discourse in all content areas
  • Gain knowledge of how to evaluate academic discourse

Who should attend?

High school teachers, school leaders, Literacy Coordinators and Coaches, Principals, Curriculum and Instruction Directors.


CESA 6 makes every effort to accommodate basic dietary needs such as vegetarian, gluten free and basic food allergies. Because of the number of meals served and the number of items used each day, along with food product changes from our food vendors, we cannot guarantee that every allergen in the food served will be identified and labeled. Guests concerned with food allergies must be aware of this risk. CESA 6 does not assume liability for adverse reactions to food consumed or items one may come into contact with while eating at a CESA 6 event. To better serve our guests with dietary restrictions or allergies, please go into your myQuickReg account and update the special accommodations section. Notice of a special dietary need must be made in advance of the event.

Cancellation Policy:

Any registration cancellation must be received 48 business hours before the scheduled date for a refund to be issued. Because attendance at most sessions is limited, persons registering and not in attendance on the day of the session will be charged the full registration fee. CESA 6 reserves the right to cancel any session due to insufficient enrollment. Participants will be notified by email or phone if a cancellation occurs.