NASCAR 2022-23

Web Seminar

Join us on Wednesday, December 14, 2022, from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM ET for another edition of NSTA's Transforming Science Learning.

Education research, policy, and practice with minoritized student groups were traditionally framed in terms of what the students were lacking and how to fix this problem (a deficit-oriented view). In recent years, there have been growing efforts to leverage the resources that all students bring to the classroom (an asset-oriented view). The education of multilingual learners in content areas, including science, is a prime case. Asset-oriented framing of multilingual learners represents linguistically sustaining pedagogy or linguistic equity pedagogy.

This web seminar is Part 1 of a two-part series. The purpose of these two 90-minute sessions is to present contemporary approaches to developing NGSS-designed instructional materials that integrate science and language with multilingual learners. Participants will examine reframing of multilingual learners from a deficit-oriented view to an asset-oriented view across research, policy, and practice. Using a yearlong fifth-grade curriculum called Science And Integrated Language (SAIL), participants will examine how contemporary approaches to integrating science and language are mutually supportive with all students, especially multilingual learners.

In Part 1 the presenters will focus on asset-oriented framing of multilingual learners and contemporary approaches to developing NGSS-designed instructional materials that integrate science and language with multilingual learners. Register to Part 2.

Key Takeaways:

  • Asset-oriented framing of multilingual learners
  • Contemporary approaches to integrating science and language with multilingual learners
  • Open education resources developed in collaboration with New York State Education Department
  • Alignment between the NGSS (science standards) and the WIDA 2020 Edition (English language development standards)
  • Teachers as co-participants of instructional materials development while also promoting their professional learning

All individuals receive a certificate of participation and 100 NSTA activity points for attending the live seminar and completing the end-of-program survey. A certificate of participation is not awarded for watching the recorded version of the program.

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Each web seminar is a unique, stand-alone, program. Archives of the web seminars and the presenters' PowerPoint presentations will be available through the links on this web page. Read answers to frequently asked questions from participants.

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Date Wednesday December 14, 2022 Time 7:00 PM ET / 6:00 PM CT / 5:00 PM MT / 4:00 PM PT Duration 90 Minutes Audience All K-8 educators of science and administrators interested in learning more about asset-oriented framing of multilingual learners.


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