Structures and Strategies that Support Emerging Multilingual Students’ Content and Language Development
October 24 @ 10:45 am - 12:15 pm PDT
This session is part of the STEMteachersEXPO 2020 virtual conference. For more information and to register, visit https://stemteachersnyc.org/expo/
The shifts called for by the Next Generation Science Standards require that students have opportunities to authentically engage in science and engineering practices. Science and engineering practices require complex use of language. In order for emerging multilingual learners (EMLs) to have equitable opportunities to engage in science and engineering practices, teachers must be able to both leverage these students’ linguistic resources and address the language needs that they may have. The OpenSciEd instructional materials were designed with many instructional structures and strategies to support EMLs.
In this session, we will share the structures and strategies to support EMLs embedded into the OpenSciEd instructional materials. We will also provide examples of what they look like in practice in actual classrooms. While our classroom examples will be pulled from the middle school units, the structures and strategies will be relevant and useful to all teachers of all grades.