English learners (ELs) bring a wealth of ideas, perspectives, and solutions to STEM education. However, according to a report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (2018), the nearly 5 million students classified as ELs in public schools are falling behind when it comes to STEM education. Particularly, as it relates to learning science and mathematics, ELs lack opportunities to engage with challenging disciplinary practices and content. Preparing teachers so that all students can reach their full potential in STEM can transform the lives of individual students and society as a whole. Join us on Saturday, May 4th, starting at 10 am Eastern, to learn strategies teachers can use to enhance the classroom experience of ELs in STEM subjects.
Date: Saturday, May 4, 2019
10 am – 2 pm ET
9 am – 1 pm CT
8 am – 12 pm MT
7 am – 11 am PT
Member price: $63
Nonmember price: $79
Attendance/Participation Certificate: $9.95
See the menu at left for the conference agenda, presenters and other details.
The four-hour program will begin with an all-group presentation, followed by a parallel breakout session with three different topics to choose from, and concluding with another all-group session. In between sessions, participants will enjoy a fifteen-minute break to rest and to login to the next session on the schedule. All sessions will be archived, allowing all registered participants the opportunity to watch ALL the presentations on-demand, when convenient.
By the end of this virtual conference, participants will be able to:
- Understand contemporary views on language and STEM with ELs and how language learning and STEM learning are mutually supportive of each other with ELs.
- Describe three new approaches they are interested in exploring in greater depth to better meet the needs and build on the resources of ELs and their families in STEM subjects.
- Explain how engaging in well-designed engineering activities can provide opportunities for ELs to learn language, science, and engineering and to meaningfully participate in the classroom community.
- Leverage promising approaches in the classroom and the school community to transform experiences and outcomes for ELs.
- Identify ways to promote an asset orientation so that ELs have more opportunities for access and participation in meaningful STEM learning activities.