Tuesday, September 8, 2009


To prepare for this fieldtrip, I would need to have taught or reviewed at least one or more lessons that introduce and teach my students about the key concepts they will encounter. For beginning to intermediate English learners, I might also need bilingual translators, assigned partner work, or study guides. Translators could be peers or volunteers, in order to allow full access or usability of the museum. Students with special needs might need extra assistance throughout the fieldtrip. For example, an aide, wheelchair accessibility, or communicative adaptations might be required.


  1. I agree with possibly having translators, depending on your students' needs. Although the Science Center labeled their exhibits in kid-friendly language, some of the words will be new words to the students, and having a translator would help them fully enjoy the exhibits.

  2. I like the translating volunteers idea!