Series: Virtual Learning Design Series

Designing Dynamic Virtual Discussions (I9006)


Description
When students have an opportunity to explain a process, share insights, or discuss concepts with others, their learning goes deeper. Participating in classroom discussions reinforces learning and strengthens students’ critical-thinking skills.

Virtual discussions are an ideal way to give a chance to offer explanations, connect with classmates, and make sense of complex ideas. Discover how to design engaging, high-level discussion prompts and facilitate and assess learning in dynamic virtual discussions.

Includes a Free Downloadable Resource:
➤ 28 Critical Thinking Question Stems

Course Author: Christine Davis

Content
  • What is a Virtual Discussion?
  • Welcome!
  • The “Explain” Stage of a Lesson
  • Discussion is at the Core of Learning
  • Setting the Standard for Online Learning
  • Why Use Virtual Discussions
  • Explaining to Learn
  • Student-to-Student Interaction
  • What’s the Evidence?
  • How to Set Up Virtual Discussions
  • Writing the Prompt
  • 3 Prompts and Questions
  • 3 Discussion Strategies
  • Discussion Tools
  • Flipgrid for Video Discussions
  • Remote Learning with Flipgrid
  • Post-It Discussions with Padlet
  • Featured Tool: Parlay
  • Wrap Up
  • Resource: 28 Critical Thinking Question Stems.pdf
  • Take Action: Design a Dynamic Discussion for Your Class
  • Share Your Feedback
  • About the Author: Christine Davis [Optional]
Completion rules
  • You must complete the units "Welcome!, The “Explain” Stage of a Lesson, Discussion is at the Core of Learning, Setting the Standard for Online Learning, Explaining to Learn, Student-to-Student Interaction, What’s the Evidence?, Writing the Prompt, 3 Prompts and Questions, 3 Discussion Strategies, Discussion Tools, Flipgrid for Video Discussions, Remote Learning with Flipgrid, Post-It Discussions with Padlet, Featured Tool: Parlay, Resource: 28 Critical Thinking Question Stems.pdf, Take Action: Design a Dynamic Discussion for Your Class, Share Your Feedback "
  • Leads to a certification with a duration: Forever