Teach Different With Essential Questions – 3 Graduate Credits
** Message From Steve Fouts, Teach Different Founder**
Become the teacher your students remember. This course introduces a 3-STEP conversation technique that combines storytelling, critical thinking and thematic questioning to help you generate social-emotional learning conversations. You will leave this course with a go-to method for engaging students in face-to-face, blended and virtual classrooms. All course takers receive one-year access to the Teach Different Society.
ABOUT THE COURSE
- This course is approved for 3 graduate credits through Adams State University.
- Builds Teacher Capacity In Making Essential Questions And Sparking Unforgettable Discussions
- Useful For All Student Ages And Teaching Disciplines
- Covers ELA Common Core Anchor Standards For Speaking And Listening: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.SL.1,2,3
- Aligned To College, Career And Civic Life (C3) Framework’s Dimensions
- Taught By Free-Thinking Veteran Educators
- Self Paced: Start Within 60 Days Of Sign Up And Take Up To 12 Weeks To Finish
- Completely Online, No Textbooks
- Lectures 7
- Quizzes 3
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
- Students 32
- Assessments Yes
Milestone ONE: The 3-Step Process
For this milestone you will be introduced to the 3-Step process-- a student engagement technique that uses SEL principles to build essential questions and promote equity in the classroom.
Milestone TWO: Making Think Alouds
Now you are going to make your first 3-Step Think Alouds (TA). Consider a TA like a conversation starter for a lesson. Each TA has a famous quotation, a social-emotional learning theme, a claim, counterclaim and provocative essential question.
- Example #1 Aesop: “Be content with your lot; one cannot be first in everything.” https://tinyurl.com/yxwr67gd
- Example #2 Dr. Seuss: “Why fit in when you were born to stand out?” https://tinyurl.com/y2kf3kva
- Example #3 Margaret Mitchell: ” Life’s under no obligation to give us what we expect.” https://tinyurl.com/yymcm86u
- Example #4 Leo Tolstoy: “Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.” https://tinyurl.com/yxt3vbcf
- Example #5 Benjamin Franklin: “Energy and persistence conquer all things.” https://tinyurl.com/yyc6f86l
Milestone THREE: Lesson One
For this milestone you will complete your first lesson which you started in Milestone Two. After revising it based on feedback, you will submit it for evaluation.
Milestone FOUR: Lesson Two
For this milestone you will create another lesson from scratch.
Milestone FIVE: Lesson Three
This week you will repeat the process to design your third lesson.
Milestone SIX: Final Reflections
In the final week of this course you are going to reflect on your experiences.