Matters of Education

Learning Happens Everywhere

Accountable Talk

Target Audience:   Classroom Teachers, Administrators

Length of Time:   Options include distance training and coaching


Students and teachers talk all the time. How do we ensure that they are engaged in conversation that makes meaning?

Learning the components of Accountable Talk ensures that students process their conversation in ways that make their thinking visible to themselves and others.

Participants will explore a wide variety of strategies, understanding the importance of matching the correct tool to the task at hand.

They will receive a packet of over 30 strategies and use in the Model-Practice-Feedback paradigm to understand the best way to employ these techniques to foster student ownership of their learning.