This two-day professional development workshop is designed for K-12 math and science teachers, and English learner specialists, and will be facilitated by the Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL). This workshop will focus on promoting oral language development, vocabulary acquisition, and other literacy skills for English learners (ELs) in the math and science content areas. Participants will learn activities and strategies ready for direct implementation with their students.
As an outcome of this training, participants will be able to:
- Analyze CAL’s principles of effective instruction for ELs and describe classroom conditions that promote oral language development in a second language;
- Define the academic language demands of math and science disciplinary practices;
- Identify teaching strategies that scaffold learning while increasing classroom interaction, comprehensible input, language output, and academic language learning;
- Design lessons with activities to bridge between oral language and literacy skills; and
- Connect classroom practices to the Common Core State Standards, Next Generation Science Standards, and the WIDA English Language Development Standards.
Please note that this is a two-day workshop, with Day 1 focusing on skills and strategies for math instruction, and Day 2 focusing on science instruction. Participants can choose to attend one day or both days. English learner specialists and teachers who teach both math and science are encouraged to attend both days, as the content will be largely different on each day, with some overlap in skills and strategies.
This training will take place on Thursday and Friday, Jan. 25-26, 2018, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. at the new OSSE building, 1050 First St. NE, First Floor, Room 109.
For more information or questions about this workshop, please contact Anika Harris at [email protected]. To learn more, visit the Center for Applied Linguistics website.