Webinar English Learners in STEM Subjects: Transforming Classrooms, Schools, and Lives
Preservice and In-service Educator Preparation and English Learners in STEM Subjects
December 12, 2018 2:00 PM EST
Following from the introductory webinar on the recent consensus study report English Learners in STEM Subjects: Transforming Classrooms, Schools, and Lives, the next webinar in the series focuses on preservice and in-service preparation of educators who teach STEM content to English learners. Join Cory Buxton and Kathryn Chval for an in-depth review on how the different factors shaping the classroom and the experiences teachers need to ensure that English learners have opportunities to engage with rigorous STEM content learning.
Science and Engineering for Grades 6-12: Investigation and Design at the Center
Released in November 2018, this report from the Board on Science Education and the National Academy of Engineering describes evidence-based ways that teaching and learning can shift toward science investigations and engineering design to help realize a new vision of teaching and learning in the classroom.
Learning Through Citizen Science: Enhancing Opportunities by Design
Released in November 2018, from the Board on Science Education, this report says that citizen science is uniquely positioned to support participants' learning about science. The report identifies ways that citizen science projects can be designed to effectively support learning. Citizen science has blossomed as a way to engage a broad range of individuals in doing science. Citizen science projects focus on "nonscientists" participating in the processes of scientific research, with the goal of advancing and using scientific knowledge. These projects enlist individuals and communities in a wide range of science-related endeavors, from counting particular species in the environment to monitoring for contaminants in streams to categorizing the structure of galaxies. The report recommends that projects be designed with the audience in mind and in ways that are inclusive and that support diversity. The report also recommends areas for research in order to advance understanding and practice.
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.