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Archived Webinar

Supporting Secondary English Learners in the Science Classroom

Recorded on June 22, 2020

This archived webinar was sponsored by the Region 15 Comprehensive Center at WestEd, in collaboration with the California Teachers Association and the California Department of Education

Oral language development and disciplinary discourse are indispensable for the development of knowledge and growth in language proficiency. Drawing upon recent recommendations regarding evidence-based instructional practices, science teachers learned about ideas and activities for developing an English Learner’s oral language by interacting with peers and engaging in the learning and doing of science and engineering.

The following topics were addressed in this session:

  • Introduction to oral language development and its importance for English Learners
  • Asking questions and defining problems
  • Analyzing and interpreting data
  • Engaging in argument from evidence

This is the twelfth of a 13-part webinar series designed to support English Learners in distance learning settings.

Access all archived recordings and slides.

Webinar Presenter(s):

Theresa Hawk Administrator of the Technical Assistance and Monitoring office, CDE
Norma Sanchez Manager of Instruction and Professional Development, California Teachers Association

Materials from the Webinar