Social Studies: Engaging Multilingual Learners through Inquiry

This eWorkshop will focus on the use of student and class assets to plan inquiry-based instruction. Through readings, interactions, and videos, participants will identify the benefits and investigate the components of an inquiry approach. Additionally, participants will explore how to consider the content and language needs of multilingual learners in social studies.

By engaging in this eWorkshop, participants will:

  • Identify ways to leverage multilingual learners’ assets to support their learning in the inquiry-based approaches for social studies.

  • Recognize the benefits of using an inquiry approach in social studies to strengthen disciplinary reasoning and skills.

  • Investigate questions, tasks, and sources as a way to support multilingual learners in becoming increasingly effective as they use language to make meaning in an inquiry.

Format: All materials will be housed in the WIDA eLearning Center, which can be accessed by participants with a WIDA Secure Portal login.

Time to Complete: 3-4 hours

Audience: Educators who teach social studies or support English language development in social studies

This offering is in development; content subject to change.

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