Three ELL-focused projects will describe their work in light of cross-project challenges.
The purpose of this session is to share information about three of the projects involved in the CADRE working group for English language learners (ELLs) and STEM. The first project, Project MSSELL (Middle School Science for English Language Learners), will report on a two-year randomized-trial longitudinal study and the effectiveness of instructional interventions in academic science among ELLs and non-ELLs matriculating through grades 5 and 6 with comparison to the typical science instruction in an urban school district in Southeast Texas.
Resources mentioned during the presentation:
- Carnegie Mellon University Language Technologies Institute, REAP algorithm- http://www.lti.cs.cmu.edu/Research/tech-reports.html
- Texas A & M Language Diversity Network: http://ldn.tamu.edu
- Transitional Bilingual Observation Protocol (TBOP)
Open to all grantees
Participants will discuss their project work in relation to current literature in ELL math and science education and the DR K-12 portfolio, as well as challenges faced in their projects. If appropriate, they will begin to develop policy recommendations for the NSF.
This group met first at the 2009 PI meeting, and this session is the continuation of the group interactions. However, the session is open to others who are interested in participating. The session will begin with a presentation of the ELL synthesis study conducted by CADRE partner, Abt Associates. The study involves an in-depth analysis of the DRK-12 portfolio on ELL students in math and science education and a comprehensive review of the literature. This information will serve as the foundation for a discussion to be facilitated by Okhee Lee.
This document includes ELL science and math education-related presentations at popular education conferences taking place between March and December 2010. This document will be periodically updated by CADRE staff.
The following list of projects and accompanying descriptions was compiled for CADRE’s ELL Working Group to provide members with an overview of their fellow group members’ work.
Mathematics Teachers Teaching English Language Learners: What Knowledge Do They Need?
Mark Driscoll, Education Development Center, Inc.; Dan Heck, Horizon Research, Inc.; Kathryn Chval, University of Missouri
Mathematics teachers of English language learners (ELLs) are increasingly expected to help ELLs learn academic language. This session focuses on the question, What knowledge do teachers of mathematics need in order to support the learning of ELLs?
Join your colleagues in the City of Brotherly Love for NSTA's 58th National Conference on Science Education. Conference registration and exhibits will be at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Most sessions and events have been scheduled at the Convention Center and the Doubletree Philadelphia Hotel, Loew’s Philadelphia Hotel, Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, and Sheraton Philadelphia City Center Hotel.