Facilitating Digital Discourse: Teachers as Learners in a Digital Age

Digital Discourse

We are examining how secondary English teachers learn to facilitate digital discourse in their classrooms, focusing specifically on one digital discourse practice demonstrated to improve student learning: online discussions. Over the course of a five-year teacher inquiry project between partners affiliated with the National Writing Project (NWP), we are studying how ​teachers and literacy education researchers co-design and use a set of discourse moves to deepen learning through online literature discussions in secondary English classrooms. We are also studying how these tools are taught and scaled to a cohort of novice ELA teachers learning to facilitate high-quality online literature discussions.

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