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Scaffolding Learning through Language

March 28 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

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This webinar series is designed for all educators of multilingual learners. It was developed from WIDA’s two-day Scaffolding Learning through Language face-to-face workshop and has been adapted and condensed to best fit an online delivery. The purpose of the webinar series is to encourage educators to consider a dynamic set of classroom practices that support multilingual learners as they move toward increasing independence and expertise in grade-level content. Participants will explore how rigorous, well-sequenced curriculum within the context of meaningful, shared experiences contribute to rich classroom interactions that mediate learning.

Learning Goals
• Develop an understanding of scaffolding practices based on prior knowledge, new learning, and shared experiences.
• Build awareness of macro- and micro-scaffolding practices that apprentice students into language use for content area learning.
• Consider how students’ resources can support collaborative learning.
• Recognize the importance of establishing a collaborative community of learners that moves forward and upward together.
• Examine ways to engage students in exploring language use for content learning.
• Develop a vision for Scaffolding UP in your context.

Materials Needed
• 3-5 pieces of rectangular paper
• Headset with microphone
• Computer device for each participant with reliable internet connection

Participation Requirements
• Attend three 90-minute live WIDA webinars
• WIDA Secure Portal account to access the materials and webinar platform available in the WIDA eLearning Center
• Estimated 4.5 hours to complete entire webinar series

PDP’s will be provided by DESE for participation. See the full info sheet here and to enroll, click here.