Deeper STEM Learning Through Metacognitive Conversation
What is the relationship among literacy, metacognition, and STEM content knowledge, and what can we do about it?
Reading Apprenticeship is an instructional model that provides students with resources for approaching complex texts more confidently and strategically by engaging their instructors in a dynamic professional development process of making their thinking visible. This workshop engages STEM participants in metacognitive conversations centered on complex disciplinary texts that defeat many students. By discovering and reflecting on their own ways of unlocking STEM graphs, charts, illustrations, and problems, and more, workshop participants experience ways the Reading Apprenticeship approach helps students master core concepts. The workshop also helps instructors explicitly support academic literacy in their discipline. The facilitator shares artifacts of student work to demonstrate the efficacy of Reading Apprenticeship in STEM classrooms.