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Skills and Strategies to Adapt Math and Science for English Learners

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1050 First St. NE
Eleanor Holmes Norton I (Room 108)

This two-day professional development session, designed for K-12 content teachers and English learner (EL) specialists, will be facilitated by the Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL). Training topics will focus on developing language and literacy in the math and science content areas; specifically, promoting oral language development, vocabulary acquisition, and other literacy skills. At the conclusion of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Analyze CAL’s Principles of Effective Instruction for ELs
  • 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
  • Create sentence stems to target language functions and to promote student production at a range of language proficiencies
  • Design lessons with activities to bridge between oral language and literacy skills
  • Connect classroom practices to the Common Core State Standards, Next Generation Science Standards, and the WIDA English language development standards.

All K-12 educators who serve EL students in DC public and public charter schools are invited to participate. The first day will focus on math instruction and the second day will focus on science instruction. Content teachers can participate in one or both days. EL specialists are strongly encouraged to attend both days of this training.
This training will take place on Thursday-Friday, Sept. 19-20, 2018, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. each day, at OSSE, Eleanor Holmes Norton I Training Room.

For more information about the event, please contact Annette Thacker-Bartlett at [email protected].