This project seeks to support emergent bilingual students in high school biology classrooms. The project team will study how teachers make sense of and use an instructional model that builds on students' cultural and linguistic strengths to teach biology in ways that are responsive. The team will also study how such a model impacts emergent bilingual students' learning of biology and scientific language practices, as well as how it supports students' identities as knowers/doers of science.
Assistant Professor, Science Education K-8
About Me (Bio):
Karl G. Jung, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Science Education K-8 in the Department of Curriculum, Instruction, and Learning at the University of South Florida. He received his doctoral degree from the University of Minnesota in Curriculum and Instruction, with an emphasis in STEM Education. Prior to completing his Ph.D., he was a second grade teacher. Dr. Jung's research focuses on examining and understanding how elementary science teachers can support their students in using and developing the academic language needed for talking and writing during science instruction. He also works in the area of coaching, examining the role that coaching partnerships play in how elementary teachers implement science and STEM in their classrooms. Dr. Jung teaches the Elementary Science Methods course in the Science Education program.