In an opinion piece in Education Dive, Okhee Lee, a professor of Childhood Education at New York University and a writer of the Next Generation Science Standards, shares the opportunities to support teaching science and language with English learners.
She writes that student demographics across the U.S. are changing, and English learners make up a fast-growing subset of the student population. New science standards are being adopted in many states, including those in New York modeled closely on the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). The NGSS provide opportunities not only for rigorous science learning but also for rich language use. Realizing this vision for promoting rigorous science learning and rich language use with English learners will require innovative approaches to classroom teaching, curriculum design, assessment, and teacher preparation and professional development.
Click here to read the full story in Education Dive (March 17, 2017)