On January 23, the School of Education's UCI Writing Project presented the second of three workshops focusing on "Research-Based Strategies to Enhance Learning for All Students." The workshops are part of a series of professional development opportunities offered to educators under the umbrella of UCI's Teacher Academy, sponsored by SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union.
The January 23rd workshop, Communicating to Learn: Practices and Activities for Developing Academic Speaking, Listening, and Conversation Skills Across Disciplines (K-12), was presented by Jeff Zwiers, Senior Researcher at the Stanford Graduate School of Education.
The first half of the workshop focused on fostering speaking and listening skills that develop academic language, literacy, and content understandings across disciplines and grade levels (K 12). The second half focused on fostering conversation skills that develop academic language, literacy, and content understandings across disciplines. Participants engaged in activities and watched video clips that modeled structured oral language activities and formative assessment practices.
A third workshop, scheduled for March 21, 2019, will feature Aida Walqui from WestEd and George C. Bunch, UC Santa Cruz Associate Professor of Education. The workshop will include continental breakfast, lunch, workshop materials, and a copy of the presenters' publication Amplifying the Curriculum: Designing Quality Learning Opportunities for English Learners. Registration information is available at http://writingproject.uci.edu/