The Office of English Language Acquisition (OELA) is hosting a pre-conference professional development workshop at the 2012 National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) annual conference. The workshop will be held March 28 at the J.W. Marriot Hotel in Indianapolis, IN. OELA Director Dr. Rosalinda B. Barrera has prepared a letter of invitation for potential participants.
This one-day workshop will feature classroom practitioners that will share 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.
This workshop is 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.
For more information, visit http://www.ncela.gwu.edu/meetings/nsta2012
To register, visit http://bai-register.com/nsta2012
Office of English Language Acquisition--Supporting English Learners in Science: Strategies for Success. NCELA List (NCELA@HERMES.GWU.EDU, 7 Feb 2012).