November 13, 2013: Brown Bag Lunch Series Discussion ☆

BROWN BAG LUNCH SERIES DISCUSSION
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
11:30 a.m.-12:20 pm
138 Horace Mann
Please bring a lunch; dessert & beverages provided.
READING, WRITING, & TALKING SCIENCE WITH ENGLISH LEARNERS
Luciana C. de Oliveira
Associate Professor of TESOL & Applied Linguistics
This presentation describes a collaborative association between a university professor, a Ph.D. student, and a fourth grade teacher in conducting a four-year project focused on reading, writing, and talking about science for mainstreamed English learners (ELs). We start by providing a general overview of our collaborative relationship and the main issues regarding EL instruction that were addressed by or through the collaboration and describe the three phases of work and how these issues were addressed at each phase. We then discuss what each collaborator has learned through our collaborative relationship, including the constellation of factors that influence the success of our collaborative association. We conclude with an analysis of the importance of the collaborative relationship and its contributions to teaching and learning about EL instruction, in particular instruction in the content areas.
Luciana C. de Oliveira is Associate Professor of TESOL and Applied Linguistics at Teachers College, Columbia University. Professor de Oliveira’s research focuses on issues related to teaching K-12 English language learners (ELLs) and teacher preparation for ELLs.