Webinar English Learners in STEM Subjects: Transforming Classrooms, Schools, and Lives
Large-Scale and Classroom-Level Assessment February 22, 2019 12:00 PM EST
The final webinar in the series focuses on the assessment of English learners in STEM subjects.
Join Alison Bailey and Guillermo Solano-Flores for an in depth review on how the different factors shaping large scale and classroom-level assessments to ensure that English learners have opportunities to engage with rigorous STEM content learning.
Public Event Learning Through Citizen Science: Enhancing Opportunities by Design
February 28, 2019 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EST)
Join us for a robust discussion of the major findings and recommendations in Learning Through Citizen Science. Committee Chair Raj Pandya will be joined by the following guests for an intimate conversation about how citizen science can support science learning:
Mary Ellen Hannibal, award-winning author and contributor to The San Francisco Chronicle and The New York Times
John Mather, Senior Project Scientist on the James Webb Space Telescope at NASA, Nobel Prize Laureate in Physics, Committee Member
Phil Bell, Executive Director of the University of Washington Institute for Math and Science Education
Megan Bang, Senior Vice President of the Spencer Foundation, Committee Member
Webinar Science and Engineering for Grades 6-12: Investigation and Design at the Center
Instruction with Investigation and Design at the Center
March 7, 2019 (3:00 pm) EST
This second webinar provides additional information of the recently released report. Two members of the study committee, Joe Krajcik and Erin Furtak, will discuss approaches to instruction that place investigation and design at the center of middle and high school science and engineering learning. They will describe how to run classes that focus on students asking questions, collecting and analyzing data, and using this evidence to better understand the natural and built world around them. Specific example will be provided that will help illustrate the changing roles of both teachers and students.
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.