Engaging English Language Learners in Science


4 PLUs | 2 Days | 40 Participants Maximum | 16 Participants Minimum

Delivery Format: Face-to-face

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 applying the process to one of their lessons.

At the conclusion of this workshop, 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
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  • Apply targeted supports for a variety of proficiency levels


Interested in bringing this workshop to your school or district?

For more information on prices and scheduling, please visit the WCEPS Site or contact pdinfo@wida.us.