Fostering Meaningful Youth Dialogue in Digital Spaces

Thursday, February 19, 2015 - 1:00-2:00 pm PST

Teachers have hopes for young people to share their voices, connect, and learn with others in a global, digitally mediated world. The challenges of digital spaces create opportunities for uncivil, hateful, or overall trivial and unsubstantial dialogue. In this webinar, you will learn how to foster civil, meaningful, and respectful dialogue among young people in digital spaces, particularly for cross-cultural awareness and learning. You will learn specific techniques such as “conversation moves” and thinking routines to support civil, positive dialogue online, with a focus on middle and high school students. Learn about Chris Sloan’s work fostering youth dialogue with students, including examples from Youth Voices, Out of Eden, KQED Do Now, Twitter, and PBS NewsHour’s Student Reporting Labs. Chris will field questions from attendees during this live, interactive event. Presented by Chris Sloan, High School Teacher and PhD Candidate at Michigan State University, @csloan.