Republic B Grand Hyatt Hotel 600 E Market St San Antonio, TX 78205
The goal of this one day session was to bring together panelists representing research and practice to describe effective instructional practices that promote science achievement of English Learners (ELs). This session was geared toward middle and high school science teachers seeking to learn techniques for teaching ELs, as well as Colleges or Schools of Education faculty wishing to share this information with their teachers in training.
A major challenge for ELs in mastering science content is acquisition of the academic language reflected in science texts and other science instructional materials. The Next Generation Science Standards, set to be launched in early 2013, present unique challenges for ELs, but are also an opportunity to develop instructional programs that will provide ELs with access to rigorous academic content. The future of our economy relies on creating a skilled workforce that can carry the STEM field into the next century of innovation, and ELs are an important part of that future.
Next Generation Science Standards
Student Outcome Data and Research Results
Promising Instructional Practices
Teacher Preparation and Professional Development
The meeting was facilitated by Dr. Okhee Lee, Professor of Science Education, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development at New York University.
Welcome: Dr. Joanne Urrutia, Deputy Director, Office of English Language Acquisition, U.S. Department of Education