English Learners in STEM Subjects: Transforming Classrooms, Schools, and Lives
This consensus study report from the Board on Science Education and the Board on Children, Youth, and Families calls for a shift in how science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) subjects are taught to students in grades preK-12 who are learning English. The report recommends strategies for instruction in the classroom, requisite tools educators need, and ways for building capacity in schools and districts so that English learners have opportunities to develop proficiency in both STEM subjects and language.
How People Learn II: Learners, Contexts, and Cultures
This consensus study report from the Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences and the Board on Science Education summarizes identifies new findings related to neurological processes involved in learning, individual and cultural variability related to learning, and educational technologies. In addition to expanding scientific understanding of the mechanisms of learning and how the brain adapts throughout the lifespan, there have been important discoveries about influences on learning, particularly sociocultural factors and the structure of learning environments.
Workshop Proceedings Design, Selection, and Implementation of Instructional Materials for the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)
This publication from the Board on Science Education summarizes a workshop held in June 2017 that focused on the development of instructional materials that reflect the principles of the Framework for K-12 Science Education (2012) and the Next Generation Science Standards (2013) (NGSS). The workshop brought together experts involved with developing tools for selection and design of instructional materials as well as curriculum developers and researchers who are designing materials aligned with NGSS.