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Using Science to Promote Language and Literacy for All Elementary Students

  • November 09, 2016
  • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Double Tree Hotel Portland, 1000 NE Multnomah Street, Portland, Oregon, 97232
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Creating a learning experience for all students to meet all standards is hard work and should not be done in isolation. Moving science instruction forward at the elementary level can be difficult given school and district constraints, barriers, and limitations when literacy is often the primary focus. What if we used the wonder of science to engage students in a meaningful pursuit of knowledge.. to think and act like scientists, thus providing the impetus needed to promote language and literacy. What if we collaborated using the Next Generation Science Standards as the instructional framework for integration to develop language and literacy in all students, but especially our English Learners?

This workshop builds off of the learnings of the Math Science Partnership Grant: Expansion of K-6 NGSS Science Instructional Specialists. Experience active engagement of phenomenon-based activities throughout this session with modeling by classroom teachers. Receive support on how to have your students be captivated, capable and committed learners who are scientifically literate! Using research based instructional strategies and classroom tested learning experiences, workshop participants will go through a coherent and cohesive plan for how to move science instruction into the next generation where rigorous science and rich language support each other.

Presenters: Carol Biskupic-Knight, Beaverton School District, and Jennifer Whitten, Beaverton School District.

Four (4) PDU's will be provided to attendees.

This event is open to everyone, OSTA Member or not.

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  • Please instruct your district to submit payment with copies of the invoices to the Conference Registrar at the address below.

Group Registrations

Carolyn Clontz, OSTA Registrar

2324 NE Shadow Brook Place

Bend, OR 97701

Refund/Cancellation Policy:  Refund requests must be in writing and must be postmarked/timestamped 10 days before the event. Registration cancellations are subject to a $20 processing fee.  Send any requests to the registrar at, or to the address above.


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