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Let’s Talk About Content: National Geographic Learning's Virtual Learning Series
Join National Geographic Learning for a free 60-minute webinar with Deborah Short!
In this workshop, participants explore techniques that develop students’ academic oral language skills through science and history topics. By integrating language and content, teachers create relevant lessons and enhance student motivation. These collaborative discussion tools also help students apply academic vocabulary and information from texts in engaging ways.

In this webinar, you will:
- Strategize on how to help students build oral language through content-
specific lessons
- Discover best practices to increase meaningful collaborative discussions
- Increase academic vocabulary and build knowledge using texts

Apr 7, 2021 05:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Deborah Short , Ph.D.
Author and Division Director, Center for Applied Linguistics
Deborah Short, Ph.D is a division director at the Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL) in Washington, D.C. She has worked as a teacher, trainer, researcher, and curriculum/materials developer. Her work at CAL has concentrated on the integration of language learning with content-area instruction. Through several national projects, she has conducted research and provided professional development and technical assistance to local and state education agencies across the United States. She directed the ESL Standards and Assessment Project for TESOL and co-developed the SIOP model for sheltered instruction.