A Language-Based Approach to Content Instruction: Six Cs of Scaffolding
This Education Connections webinar will be held from 1:00 - 2:00pm ET.
About the Webinar
The presentation will describe the general principles of a language-based approach to content instruction (LACI). Participants will learn the “six Cs” of support for scaffolding that guide LACI for English learners who are simultaneously learning language and content. Examples from two classrooms will be used to illustrate the six Cs of support.
About the Presenter
Luciana C. de Oliveira is Associate Professor in the Language and Literacy Learning in Multilingual Settings program area in the Department of Teaching and Learning at the University of Miami in Miami, Florida. Her research focuses on issues related to teaching English language learners (ELLs) at the K-12 level, including the role of language in learning the content areas; teacher education, advocacy and social justice; and nonnative English-speaking teachers in TESOL. Currently, Luciana’s research examines the linguistic challenges of the Common Core State Standards for ELLs and their implications for teachers of ELLs.
She earned her Ph.D. in Education with a specialization in Language, Literacy and Culture and an additional specialization in Second Language Acquisition from the University of California, Davis, in 2006. She earned her M.A. in English with an emphasis in TESOL at California State University, East Bay, and B.A. in English and Brazilian Portuguese and teaching credential in secondary English from São Paulo State University in Brazil. Prior to coming to UM, Dr. de Oliveira was an Associate Professor and Coordinator of the MA TESOL in K-12 program at Teachers College, Columbia University and prior to that she was an Associate Professor of Literacy and Language Education with a focus on TESOL at Purdue University, where she developed and directed the English Language Learning (ELL) licensure program.
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