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Date: Tuesday, September 29, 2020
Webinar: Integrating Science Learning & Language Acquisition: Creating Potential Opportunities for Multilingual Learner Achievement in the era of NGSS
Cost: Free for Members; $10 for Nonmembers
Language develops most powerfully when it is in the context of building knowledge and interacting with the world. The intersection of science and ELD instruction lands squarely in the NGSS science and engineering practices—in the doing of science. Students are also “doing language” by asking questions, planning investigations, developing models, constructing explanations, and engaging in argumentation. The equitable engagement in these practices supports the fundamental goal and principles of the CA ELD standards—using language in meaningful and relevant ways. This session will explore effective distance learning strategies that support this goal.
Language can best be understood as action, rather than “form” or “function” alone; students learn to do things with language when they are engaged in meaningful activities that engage and challenge them. ~Okhee Lee