Fac Chats: Dr. Laura Alvarez - "Recognizing and Expanding Competence: Supporting Language Development Through Science"

Date & Time:
Wednesday, May 5, 2021 - 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

This talk will focus on how inquiry-based science can be a venue for emergent bilingual students’ language development. I’ll present case studies of two recently-arrived 5th grade newcomer students, describing how their participation and positioning in science practices changed over time. I’ll also discuss implications for how we define “academic language” and how we position students in ways that recognize and expand their competence.

ZOOM Link: https://stmarys-ca.zoom.us/j/92611619935?pwd=a3ZPMlRtRlF0RG1nZmJrMWNZSmJWdz09

Meeting ID: 926 1161 9935
Passcode: 060878


For More Information Contact: Legacy Lee at lrl2@stmarys-ca.edu

Laura Alvarez