This course focuses on how to effectively implement accountable talk in the elementary classroom. Through an interactive and hands on approach, participants will investigate accountable talk and how to structure it to best facilitate meaningful and purposeful academic conversations with elementary students. At the end of the course, participants will have a ready set of activities, scaffolding devices, and graphic organizers to take back to their students. At the end of this course, participants will understand the unique nature of accountable talk, its various stages, and strategies to best implement it.