This is a four-year project to develop, implement, and study an experimental model of secondary science pre-service teacher education designed to prepare novice school teachers to provide effective science instruction to English language learners (ELLs). The project incorporates the principles underlying the Next Generation Science Standards with a focus on promoting students' scientific sense-making, comprehension and communication of scientific discourse, and productive use of language.
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Doctoral Student/Research Associate
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Science/Environmental Education: My research and action interests involve exploring the ways in which pressing global and community issues related to sustainability (climate change, environmental degradation, water scarcity) are framed and communicated in school-based science learning. Stemming from this question, I am interested in how these messages and learning experiences impact youth in their everyday lives outside of school and as active citizens in their communities. My goal is to work with communities, scientists, schools and policy-makers to strengthen the connections between science learning in schools and community action on important, urgent environmental issues.