Supporting English Learners in Science: Strategies for Success
Held March 28, 2012, in Indianapolis, IN, in conjunction with the 2012 National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) annual conference.
This one-day pre-conference professional development workshop hosted by the Office of English Language Acquisition (OELA) featured classroom practitioners that sharing effective science instructional practices for English Learners (ELs). A major challenge for ELs in mastering science content is acquisition of the academic language reflected in science texts and other science instructional materials.
The workshop was geared toward middle- and high school science teachers seeking to learn techniques for teaching inclusive lessons for English Learners, as well as administrators wishing to share this information with their teachers.