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Engaging Multilingual Learners in Science

Next Date: 
Monday, April 6, 2020 - 9:00am to Tuesday, April 7, 2020 - 4:00pm

1015 Half St. SE
DC Human Resources (DCHR)
Ninth Floor (Rooms 9014 and 9015)

OSSE invites all K-12 teachers who support English learners (ELs) in science and engineering to a two-day workshop facilitated by WIDA that combines English Language Development Standards and Science Practices. This hands-on experience allows for experimentation and analysis of language embedded in content and practices to deepen teachers’ understanding of how to engage ELs at a variety of English language proficiency levels. Participants will collaborate to develop a common understanding of academic language in a science and engineering environment, then explore strategies and supports that foster a language rich environment. The workshop will conclude with participants using a planning tool that will help them apply the process to their lessons. 

Participants will be able to:

  • Create a common understanding of academic language and proficiency levels 
  • Engage in instructional strategies that support creating language rich environments for students to create meaning in the science and engineering classroom
  • Apply targeted instructional supports for a variety of English language proficiency levels

Registration is required.

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