Providing English Learners and Other Students Deep and Generative Opportunities to Learn

Tuesday February 4, 2020
12:30 - 1:30 PM


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Educators oftentimes wonder how they can serve with excellence heterogeneous classes. Sometimes their response is to “differentiate” by providing some students with less challenging work. This presentation makes the case that rigorous and deep learning occurs when students are invited to engage in activity that is intellectually honest and that challenges and supports them. It presents five principles that define quality instruction in classrooms where English Learners study alongside native speakers of English. Participants will understand and recognize how these principles are applied to instruction that simultaneously develops students’ conceptual, analytic and language practices deeply. Using videos and vignettes from classroom instruction, and protocols, Dr. Walqui will illustrate 1) the application of these principles in subject matter classes in middle and high school; and 2) how to provide English Learners and all other students quality opportunities to learn.


Tuesday, February 4: Aída Walqui will be signing copies of her book outside room A308, beginning at 2:00pm.

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