2018 - 2019 Research-Based Strategies Workshop Series

Aída Walqui and George Bunch will be leading a workshop at the University of California Irvine Writing Project's 2018 - 2019 Research-Based Strategies Workshop Series.

This one-day workshop is based on a book Walqui & Bunch are editing, which will be published this June by Teachers College Press, building on the work of the Quality Teaching for English Learners Initiative at WestEd. The book presents an ambitious model for how educators can design high-quality, challenging, and supportive learning opportunities for English Learners. Starting with the premise that conceptual, analytic, and language practices develop simultaneously as students engage in disciplinary learning, the authors argue for instruction that amplifies —rather than simplifies— expectations, concepts, texts, and learning tasks. Clear guidance is provided for designing lessons and units. Coherent practical design that invites English Learners (and all students) to engage in productive, meaningful, and intellectual engaging activities will be presented and practiced.

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Location: University of California Irvine, Student Center

Workshop: Amplifying the Curriculum: Designing Quality Learning Opportunities for English Learners