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  Session: Teacher Training/Enhancement
  Paper Type: Contributed
  Title: Framework for Evaluating Teacher Discourse During Professional Development
  Meeting: 2016 Summer Meeting: Sacremento, California
  Location: N/A
  Time: 1:00PM
  Author: Alice M. Flarend, Pennsylvania State University
814 931 2965, amf@blwd.k12.pa.us
  Co-Author(s): Scott P. McDonald, Tanya Furman
  Abstract: High quality professional development activities tend to involve teachers actively engaged in small group discussions. A question remains about what professional development providers (and classroom teachers) should look for as their “students” work in these groups in order to assess the success of these discussions. Discourse analysis is a promising methodology for gathering evidence of productive conversations. This presentation will provide a framework for classifying the discourse of small group talk into increasing levels of learning potential. Findings about the structure of professional development activities that lead to productive discourse will also be discussed.
  Footnotes: None
  Presentation: AAPT Summer 2016.pptx

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