UCI Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) Single Subject Coordinator Acacia Warren will be presenting at the 2019 California Association of Bilingual Educators (CABE) Conference in Long Beach on March 22. The title of her presentation is "Project-Based Learning for English Learners: A Complete Curriculum."
The California Association for Bilingual Education (CABE) is a non-profit organization incorporated in 1976 to promote bilingual education and quality educational experiences for all students in California. CABE has chapters, members and affiliates, along with partnerships with other state and national advocacy organizations working to promote equity and student achievement for students with diverse cultural, racial, and linguistic backgrounds.
Project-based learning allows students to simultaneously enhance their biliterate skills in reading, writing, listening, and speaking while conducting research, thinking critically, collaborating, problem-solving, and using technology on projects of interest to them. Participants will learn about a blended PBL framework that supports planning, managing, and assessing projects. The framework spans all grade levels, making it applicable to students of all ages and interests. Students can study a broad range of topics across any discipline and apply concepts beyond the classroom, thus contributing to their development as action researchers and content experts. A Google folder with the completed curriculum - sample units, rubrics, sample presentations, resources, and templates - will be provided for all participants.