English Learners in STEM Subjects

english learners stem subjects coverOverview: The National Academies just released a new consensus study report titled English Learners in STEM Subjects: Transforming Classrooms, Schools and LivesLike other reports from The National Academies this report is free as a pdf or to read in your browser.

Purpose: This report provides a wealth of background and resources from an asset-oriented view of English Learners. Just skimming the table of contents makes it clear that this is a valuable resource for any science educator. You will find research, recommendations and strategies plus much more.

Here is a quote from the press release.

With appropriate curricular and instructional support, ELs can participate, contribute, and succeed in STEM classrooms. The report provides guidance on ways in which to obtain, strengthen, and maintain these capabilities to achieve development within the education system. The committee that wrote the report views this capacity building as more than the allocation of resources and engagement in improvement efforts; it also requires the re-evaluation of broader policies and practices and concerted efforts to shift them when necessary.

Audience: science teachers, PD providers, teacher educators, curriculum directors, etc.

Link: https://www.nap.edu/catalog/25182/english-learners-in-stem-subjects-transforming-classrooms-schools-and-lives

 

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