Say What?- Communication Skills for Children & Teens, Steponaitis, Summer 2020
||EDU 5515 C40 a & b
||Online using Zoom videoconferencing & Google Classroom
|Dates and Times:
||July 13-29, 2020 (K-6)
July 20-30, 2020 (grades 7-12)
Note: Please register online. Purchase order or payment of $400, payable to CASTLETON UNIVERSITY, is due at the time of registration. Please mail the check to: Financial & Registration Services, Castleton University, 62 Alumni Drive, Castleton, VT 05735. To help us ensure that your payment is applied to the correct course, PLEASE WRITE “CFS” IN THE CHECK MEMO LINE.
Say What? This is a course designed to develop activities and lessons for K-6 teachers (session 1) or 7-12 teachers (session 2) to help their students organize information and speak with confidence in a variety of classroom and life situations. Designed to address the English Language Arts Standards Identified below, the instructor will facilitate designing activities, protocols and projects that develop the communication skills of each student.
Audience: Session One: K-6, Session Two: 7-12
Common Core Speaking Standards K-6
Build on others' talk in conversations by responding to the comments of others through multiple exchanges.
Describe people, places, things, and events with relevant details, expressing ideas and feelings clearly.
Report on a topic or text, tell a story, or recount an experience in an organized manner, using appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details to support main ideas or themes; speak clearly at an understandable pace.
Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and tasks, demonstrating command of formal English when indicated or appropriate. (See grade 6 Language standards 1 and 3 for specific expectations.)
Session Two: Speaking Standards ( 7-12)
Analyze the main ideas and supporting details presented in diverse media and formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively, orally) and explain how the ideas clarify a topic, text, or issue under study.
Delineate a speaker's argument and specific claims, evaluating the soundness of the reasoning and the relevance and sufficiency of the evidence.
Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and tasks, demonstrating command of formal English when indicated or appropriate.
- The professionals taking the course will collaborate to identify specific goals for students and develop lessons, activities and routines to foster confidence and improved communication skills. Classroom and out of school situations will be highlighted to be practiced with students.
- Course students will participate in the video-conferencing and create products to meet identified learning goals for class use. Students will collaborate and participate in conferencing discussions.
- The products created will be used in the fall of 2020 and spring 2021.
- Products created will include but are not limited to Speaking Games, Speaking Activities, Scenarios, Discussion and Presentation Skills.
Teaching Public Speaking Opportunities for Elementary School Students. Anderson, Laurance.
Student Public Speaking: Creating the Confidence, Breaking through Barriers.
Schornack, Gary R.; Beck, Charles E. https://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/ED466787.pdf
Mitra, Daniel L. The Significance of Students: Can Increasing ‘‘Student Voice’’ in Schools Lead to Gains in Youth Development? http://curriculumstudies.pbworks.com/w/file/fetch/52018177/Mitra2004TheSignificanceofChildrensVoice_TCRecord.pdf
Assigned reading from Public Speaking: Concepts & Skills for a Diverse Society, Clellla Isles Jaffe, 2008
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