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Common Core - Putting the Common Core into Practice:
Facilitating Student-Led Discussions

Each of the four segments of the Facilitating Student-Led Discussions series provides a 30-minute standalone session appropriate for K-12 professional development in all subjects/contents during faculty meetings, before or after school, or during teacher planning time. Following each 30-minute segment, teachers and instructional leaders can work collaboratively to implement the ideas and strategies in their classrooms and schools. Although Part 3 provides a kindergarten example and Part 4 a high school example, all teachers may wish to view both to see the learning progression that characterizes CCGPS.

Facilitating Student-Led Discussions

  • Part 1: Rational and Discussion Formats
  • Part 2: Developing an Age-Appropriate Teaching Rubric
  • Part 3: Using Student-Led Discussion to Assess Understanding—Elementary
  • Part 4: Using Student-Led Discussion to Assess Understanding—Secondary

Download the handouts below.

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Rational and Discussion Formats Powerpoint 704 KB
Handout 1b Socratic Seminars 208.55 KB
Handout 1a Discussion Formats 268.37 KB
Developing an Age-Appropriate Teaching Rubric Powerpoint 738.5 KB
Handout 2 Class Discussion Teaching Learning Rubric 220.86 KB
Handout 3 Class Discussion Assessment Rubrics 211.33 KB
Student Led Discussions Part 3 748.5 KB
Student Led Discussions Part 4 735.5 KB
Handout 4 2002 Heart of Darkness Assignment 273.98 KB

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