Presented by Dr. Aida Walqui
With the goal of offering multilingual, intercultural learners quality opportunities to learn, it is indispensable that we invite them to engage in sustained discipline-specific oral interactions as they read through texts and work with disciplinary ideas. These invitations weave a) listening to interlocutors as they propose ideas, b) responding to them, offering reasoned agreement or alternatives, c) reading together and problematizing both texts and their understanding of texts, d) developing metacognitive skills that will prove useful throughout their learning lives, and e) writing in a variety of formats. This workshop focuses on how to enact these five aspects of quality conversations in classes with English Learners and multiple other students. Guidelines, examples, and practices, as well as video clips from instruction will be used to illustrate proposed ideas.