Build your NGSS Toolkit: Productive Talk

This course explores the value of productive talk to support student sensemaking and consensus building. It integrates multiple respected science education sources to support productive talk as a critical experience in the NGSS Science and Engineering Practices of asking questions and defining problems, constructing explanations, and arguing from evidence. Practical methods and routines to implement productive talk with students are explored. By the end of the course, teachers will be able to -describe productive talk and differentiate it from traditional classroom discourse -explain why productive talk is good for students -describe the key elements of productive talk -apply classroom strategies to facilitate productive talk during initial ideas, understanding, and consensus discussions

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