Patricia Stoddart

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About Me (Bio)
Professor Trish Stoddart, is an expert in preparing teachers to teach academic subjects to ELL with an emphasis on science and math. Dr Stoddart has led several large federally funded projects including the NSF funded LASERS and ESTELL projects, the USDOE Federal Eisenhower Project CCTD (California Consortium for Teacher Development) She is the author of over 70 journal articles and monographs on research on teacher education and educational policy and reform.
University of California, Santa Cruz (UC Santa Cruz), San Diego State University (SDSU), San Francisco State University (SFSU)

Effective Science Teaching for English Language Learners (ESTELL): A Pre-Service Teacher Professional Development Research Project project is funded by the National Science Foundation DR-K-12 Discovery Research Program. The ESTELL project focuses on improving the science teaching and learning of K-6 linguistic minority students who are currently underserved in K-6 education through improving the pre-service education of elementary school teachers.

University of California, Santa Cruz (UC Santa Cruz)

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.