This workshop is designed for educators with all levels of experience with the WIDA Standards Framework, including those new to WIDA tools and resources.
This interactive two-day workshop offers teachers of English Language Learners time to delve into combining English Language Development Standards and Science Practices. In collaborative groups of educators, we will develop a common understanding of academic language in a science and engineering environment. After developing a common understanding of language expectations, we will explore strategies and supports that foster a language rich environment. Through hands-on experimentation and analysis of language embedded within the content and practices, participants will have a deeper understanding of how to engage language learners of a variety of proficiency levels. 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
- Have a deeper understanding of the Science and Engineering Practices
- 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
- Introductions and engineering challenge
- Process overview
- Core ideas
- Crosscutting concepts/Crosscutting language demands
- Practices of science and engineering
- Academic language moves in the classroom
- Welcome and inclusion
- Review of Day 1
- Applying the process through sample lesson
- Aligning model lesson-a process
- Applying the process to your lesson/lab
- Interactive share-out
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