Teaching and Assessing Speaking Skills
Effective speaking and listening skills are key traits of career readiness. This webinar will examine the components of teaching effective communication skills in a classroom setting.
Participants will review a variety of instructional strategies to successfully teach students to listen to the thoughts of others and thoughtfully respond to different perspectives. Strategies to facilitate rich discussions and how to encourage students to ask other students rigorous questions will be discussed. Best practices for collaborative conversations during group work will be shared as well as tools and techniques to assess speaking skills during formal presentations.
Presented by, Sherry St. Clair, founder of Reflective Learning LLC, an educational consulting agency based in Kentucky. Her organization works with schools across the country, creating specialized training and coaching services for clients.
As a national consultant, Sherry draws from her rich experience at various levels of public education-teaching elementary school, being an administrator in a high school of 1,300 students, working as a state consultant, and creating and facilitating virtual courses. Sherry is a highly regarded national speaker and consultant, providing educational agencies with expertise in the area of highly effective classroom strategies, classroom walk-throughs, effective use of data, literacy and guidance on how to create a culture of college and career readiness.
Coaching schools to best meet the needs of all students is Sherry's passion. She holds a master's degree in Instructional Leadership as well as a Rank I in Instructional Supervision.