Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC)

Accountable Talk: Conversation that Works



Designed for teachers and learners in every setting Рin school and out, in formal learning environments or at home РAccountable Talk: Conversation That Works is an introduction to the theory and practice of well-structured talk that builds the mind. You will learn from the growing body of research and from educators who put it into practice, why intentionally structured talk promotes learning and how educators can design talk situations that promote learning. The course includes video examples of children and adults engaging in Accountable Talk in a variety of settings and will enable you to begin to build Accountable Talk in your own learning community. While the Accountable Talk program was originally developed for K-12 classrooms, its structures and practices are readily and productively applicable to any situation in which people get together and talk in order to learn. The course was developed by the School of Education and the Institute for Learning at the University of Pittsburgh. The Institute for Learning was founded by Lauren Resnick, an internationally renowned cognitive psychologist, in 1995. Since then, under Resnick’s leadership, the Institute for Learning has worked to support the improvement of education and achievement of all students in more than 70 school districts in 23 different states. This MOOC is co-taught by Dr. Jennifer Sherer and Pam Goldman. You can read more about the course, including the Syllabus and dates for the next offering, at Accountable Talk: Conversation That Works.