Webinar English Learners in STEM Subjects: Transforming Classrooms, Schools, and Lives
Building Capacity for Schools and Districts January 24, 2019
2:00 PM EST
The next webinar in the series delves more deeply into the experiences teachers have in the classroom and some promising instructional strategies for supporting the development of language while engaging in STEM subjects.
Join Renae Pullen and Okhee Lee for an in depth discussion on how the different factors shaping the classroom and the experiences/strategies teachers can utilize to ensure that English learners have opportunities to engage with rigorous STEM content learning.
Webinar Science and Engineering for Grades 6-12: Investigation and Design at the Center
Overview of the report
January 31, 2019 (3:00 pm) EST
This webinar provides an overview of the recently released report. The report describes evidence-based ways that teaching and learning shift and provides guidance on how to support students and teachers as they learn and instruct in this new way.
The study co-chairs Brett Moulding and Nancy Songer, will explain how making science investigation and engineering design the center of all science and engineering courses is an effective way to help students learn science and engineering.
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.