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Developing elementary preservice teachers’ abilities to notice and leverage multilingual students’ language use for scientific sensemaking

What counts as language and how is language used for scientific sensemaking? Narrow views of both language and science practices have perpetuated inequities in science education for multilingual students. In this talk, Dr. Maria González-Howard, an assistant professor at the University of Texas at Austin, adopts a translanguaging lens to unpack how language and languaging is central for scientific sensemaking via science practices. The event takes place from noon - 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26, in 009 and 010 Trimble Hall, located at 700 S. West St. Arlington, TX, 76010 on the UTA campus.