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Engaging English Language Learners in the NGSS Science Classroom

Next Date: 
Wednesday, June 27, 2018 - 9:00am to Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 4:30pm

1201 17th St. NW
Charles Sumner School Museum

This interactive two-day in-person workshop offers all K-12 teachers of English learners (ELs) time to delve into combining English Language Development Standards and Science Practices of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). In collaborative groups of educators, participants will use hands-on experimentation and analysis of language embedded within the content and practices. At the conclusion of this workshop, facilitated by a WIDA trainer, participants will:

  • Develop a common understanding of academic language in a science and engineering environment;
  • Gain a deeper understanding of the NGSS Science and Engineering Practices;
  • Explore strategies and supports that foster a language-rich environment;
  • Engage in instructional strategies that support creating language-rich environments for students to create meaning in the science and engineering classroom;
  • Apply targeted supports for a variety of proficiency levels; and
  • Apply these processes to actual lessons.

This workshop is intended for EL Points of Contact, EL specialists, school leadership, science coaches, science teachers, and all teachers serving ELs on their roster in a K-12 setting.
This workshop will take place on Wednesday and Thursday, June 27-28, 2018, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Charles Sumner School Museum, 1201 17th St. NW.
Register - registration is required.

For questions, please contact Maya Garcia at [email protected] or Anika Harris at [email protected].