Language, Literacy, and Learning in the Content Areas
Funded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York, Understanding Language has collaborated with Digital Promise to develop the Supporting English Learners micro-credentials, a set of micro-credentials identifying ten critical competencies educators need to understand, adapt and apply to better integrate the learning of both content and language in their classrooms.
Steven Weiss, Director of Leadership Initiatives at Understanding Language, will be co-presenting a workshop at the annual California Association of Bilingual Education on Thursday, March 29th. Entitled Unlocking Learning 2: Math as a Lever for English Learner Equiity, Weiss will present with Rachel Ruffafo, Senior Practice Associate, The Education Trust-West, and Silvia Rivas, Director of Instructional Support at Rowland USD.
Starting March 20, Drs. Sara Rutherford-Quach, Jeff Zwiers and Erika Moore Johnson at Stanford Graduate School of Education will offer Supporting Student Argumentation in English Language Arts and Social Studies, an online professional development course that focuses on student argumentation. The purpose of this course is to help teachers prepare students, and particularly language learners, to clearly communicate well-structured oral and written arguments about content-area concepts and topics.