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English language learners (ELLs) are students whose first language is not English, often referred to as multilingual learners (MLLs).

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Methods and Strategies: Formative Assessment of English Language Proficiency in the Science Classroom

This column provides ideas and techniques to enhance your science teaching. ...

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NSTA Virtual Conference: English Learners in STEM Subjects, May 4, 2019

English learners (ELs) bring a wealth of ideas, perspectives, and solutions to STEM education. However, according to a report from the National Academ...

Virtual Conference

Engaging English Learners in K-12 Engineering

Engineering is now part of the Next Generation Science Standards as well as many state standards. As schools and teachers begin to think about how to ...

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Freebies for Science Teachers, September 22, 2020
 

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Science Plus ELA: A Natural Fit
 

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Formative Assessment of English Language Proficiency in the Science Classroom
 

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Universal Design for Learning Science: Reframing Elementary Instruction in Physical Science

Download and read a sample chapter from this book to learn more. Here’s good news: With this practical book, you can learn from experienced eleme...

 

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Supporting Equity in the Classroom
 

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Freebies for Science Teachers, Week of June 15, 2020
 

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It Takes More Than Teacher Professional Development: Building Systems-Level Capacity for NGSS Implementation

When informal science institutions (ISIs) offer professional learning opportunities to teachers to support science in schools, they create the potenti...

 

NSTA Press Book

Supporting Emergent Multilingual Learners in Science, Grades 7–12

Many middle and high school teachers are educated to teach science content—they don’t anticipate that one day they may be teaching it to students ...

 

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Elementary Science—Best Practices for All Students

Envision a room filled with noise, excited whispers, and students shouting across tables. Piles of tinfoil, plastic cups, scissors, string, and tape a...

 

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Contemporary Instructional Approaches to Promote STEM Learning for English Learners

The release of the report English Learners in STEM Subjects: Transforming Classrooms, Schools, and Lives (shortened to “the report” hereafter) (NA...

 

Virtual Conference

NSTA Virtual Conference: English Learners in STEM Subjects, May 4, 2019

English learners (ELs) bring a wealth of ideas, perspectives, and solutions to STEM education. However, according to a report from the National Academ...

 

Blog Post

Engaging English Learners in K-12 Engineering

Engineering is now part of the Next Generation Science Standards as well as many state standards. As schools and teachers begin to think about how to ...

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