Join Kevin Baird, Chairman of the Board at the nonprofit Center for College and Career Readiness, for an interactive webinar about the critical role of discussion and debate in building strong literacy skills. Kevin will delve into the latest research to outline priority steps and pragmatic strategies for leveraging the power of student talk in accelerating literacy growth. Topics he will cover include:
• Using real-world topics to jump-start discussions and debates in the classroom
• Encouraging students to incorporate text-based evidence in their oral arguments
• Learning and mastering academic vocabulary through first-person use
• Empowering students of all ability levels to participate in grade-level discussions
All PreK-12+ educators, librarians, and administrators interested in improving student literacy outcomes are invited to attend this engaging, cross-disciplinary webinar.