Scaffolding Learning through Language Workshop
This two-day workshop provides educators with a fresh look at how to engage multilingual learners in rigorous content area learning with a balance of challenge and support. The purpose of the workshop is to encourage educators to consider a dynamic set of classroom practices that support multilingual students as they move toward increasing independence and expertise in grade-level content. Participants will explore how rigorous, well-sequenced curriculum within the content of meaningful experiences contributes to rich classroom interactions that mediate learning.

WIDA Presenter: Maya Martinez-Hart
WDE Facilitator: Antoinette Hallam, EL & Foreign Language Consultant
Date: March 12-13, 2019
The location of the workshop: 201 N. Connor St., Suite 100; the Board Room upstairs
located in Sheridan, Wyoming. Time: 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Audience: District Test Coordinators, Building EL Coordinators, Test Administrators/Coordinators, Principals & anyone interested

Participants will be able to:
Develop an understanding of scaffolding practices based on prior knowledge, new learning, and shared experience.
Build awareness of macro- and micro-scaffolding practices that apprentice students into language use for content area learning.
Consider how students’ resources can support collaborative learning.
Recognize the importance of establishing a collaborative community of learners that moves forward and upward together.
Examine ways to engage students in exploring language use for content learning.

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