Learn how the structure of your inquiry activities can
produce roadblocks for emergent bilinguals, and how shifts based on student
strengths increase engagement and success.
1. Good science modeling uses words and picture to make meaning. Working through multiple representations of phenomena shares similarities to translanguaging among bilinguals, resulting in a resource as opposed to a deficit approach to learning; 2. Student collaborations centered around representations, as opposed to language, are more inclusive and improve understanding for all students; and 3. Generative frameworks through chunking steps and heuristics allow for organization of understanding and context transfer.
Christopher Moore (University of Nebraska Omaha: Omaha, NE)