Mon, May 15|
Teaching Students to Think Like Scientists Enhances English Language Learning in English
Join AMISA Partner, Amplify, as they discuss how teaching students to think like scientists enhances English language learning in English! This is a Partner Webinar with Tom Gantt, STEM Product Specialist at Amplify.
Time & Location
May 15, 2023, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM EDT
About the Event
Just as research supports the Science of Reading approach in literacy and language development—that approach can be applied to the Reading of Science. There are a number of strategies that educators can use when teaching English language learners in content areas.
Participants in this interactive session will participate in active learning strategies and be engaged as a learner as they experience a model multi-modal science lesson that applies the Six Strategies for Teaching ELLs Across the Content Areas.
Science can provide exciting opportunities for students to make discoveries and use their language skills, especially through inquiry-based lessons. This talk offers strategies, resources, and guidance for helping English language learners succeed in science, as well as information about the Next Generation Science Standards.
Audience: Session in English and geared toward leaders and teachers
Speaker Bio: Tom Gantt Manager, STEM Product Specialist
As a National Board Certified Teacher, Tom Gantt brings the joy of science and teaching together with his unique past experiences. As a former biomedical engineer and science center educator, Tom combines his research background with 15 years of award-winning teaching of middle school and high school science in Miami, Florida. With his love of STEM, he created and directed STEM summer camps for primary students. In his current role as Manager of the STEM Product Specialist team at Amplify Education, he represents his workgroup on the company DEIA Council. As “Electron Tom”, he is uniquely positioned to deliver exciting talks, STEM presentations and workshops to a variety of audiences.