High-Quality STEM Education for English Learners: Current Challenges and Effective Practices
On July 11, 2011, the U.S. Department of Education's Office for English Language Acquisition (OELA) hosted an forum on educating English learners in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. Dr. Okhee Lee (University of Miami) and José Franco (WestEd) facilitated the meeting.
Program Director, Division of Research on Learning
National Science Foundation
Panel 2: Teacher Education and Effective Practices
Panelists discuss the current status of teacher preparation for the STEM subjects as well as provide suggestions for effective professional development for teachers of ELs. Practitioners on this panel present effective practices they have implemented in the classroom.
Michelle Shearer 2011 National Teacher of the Year National Teacher of the Year Program
Erick Pérez Teacher, Harbor Heights Academy (MS349) New York City Department of Education
Patricia Simmons, PhD President of National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) and Department Head Department of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education, North Carolina State University
Panel 3: Parent, Family, and Community Engagement
Panelists discuss the importance of parent, family, and community engagement and its long-term effects on EL academic achievement. Practitioners share effective practices.