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Tech Summit: Literacy Focus on Speaking & LIstening

This is David Vega's presentation at the SWSD Tech Summit on Speaking and Listening.

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Tech Summit: Literacy Focus on Speaking & LIstening

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  1. Speaking and Listening Gateways to Thinking SW Tech Summit 2010 Presenter: David Vega

  2. Speaking and listening are the most powerful and most common means of constructing (learning) and sharing (teaching) knowledge. Focus on Literacy

  3. What happens when we SPEAK without thinking? Focus on Literacy

  4. Speaking without Thinking "Chuck, stand up, let the people see you," Biden shouted to State Senator Chuck Graham, before realizing, to his horror… Focus on Literacy

  5. …[Senator] Graham uses a wheelchair. "Oh, God love ya," Biden said. "What am I talking about?” (New York Times 2008) Focus on Literacy

  6. What Did Biden NOT Consider? • Purpose • Audience • Message • Delivery Focus on Literacy

  7. What happens when we LISTEN without thinking? Focus on Literacy

  8. Listening without Thinking Focus on Literacy

  9. “It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you into trouble. It’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so.” ~ Mark Twain Focus on Literacy

  10. The blogger's purpose for posting the clip The blogger’s credentials/history The blogger’s intended audience What did media, consumers, the NAACP, and White House NOT Consider? • The original speaker’s intended message • The original speaker’s intended purpose • The original speaker’s audience Focus on Literacy

  11. Speaking and listening should never be divorced from active, critical thinking. Focus on Literacy

  12. PA EXIT Standards for Listening & Speaking Within a variety of small and large group situations, students must be able • To listen actively and critically • To respond appropriately Focus on Literacy

  13. Listening & Speaking Criteria 1 STUDENTS MUST UNDERSTAND PURPOSE • To obtain or provide information • Explain a process • Demonstrate a procedure • Explain a person, object, problem, or event • To analyze or construct an argument • Persuade or dissuade • To negotiate a deal • Sell a product • To enjoy or share something entertaining • Tell a story/anecdote/joke Focus on Literacy

  14. Listening & Speaking Criteria 2 STUDENTS MUST ANALYZE AUDIENCE • What assumptions did the speaker make about me, the audience? Is this accurate? • What assumptions can I safely make about my audience? • Experts? Novices? Laypersons? • Hostile? Friendly? • What background will they need? Focus on Literacy

  15. Listening & Speaking Criteria 3 STUDENTS MUST PROCESS MESSAGE • Identify key ideas • Ask clarification questions • Connect ideas to prior knowledge • Evaluate the reliability of the information STUDENTS MUST CONSTRUCT MESSAGE • Conduct necessary research • Organize key ideas • Draft out the message • Consider word choice Focus on Literacy

  16. Listening & Speaking Criteria 4 STUDENTS MUST CONSIDER DELIVERY • Volume, Tone, body language, eye contact • Clothing and hygiene • Audio-visuals • Speed/rhythm • Engagement with the audience • One-way or two-way communication? Focus on Literacy

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