QAD Overview

Welcome to the Quality Academic Discussions home page!  This is the internal Google Site for OUSD focused on Quality Academic Discussions.  Academic discussions  increase engagement, deepen content understanding, and develop students' language skills. This site is designed to provide you with the guidance, tools, and inspiration to effectively use Quality Academic Discussions in your classroom.

The resources on this site come from both open sources and Oakland educators. The site is a work-in-progress and will be updated regularly. If you are interested in contributing to the development of our Quality Academic Discussions resources, please contact us at

Also, please see the excellent resources available on the Teaching Channel (click on blue text), 
including teacher videos and blog posts from OUSD Teachers!