New Tool: Engaging English Learners in the Science and Engineering Practices

Posted on December 17, 2014

Research and practice has repeatedly revealed that students learn and apply science concept best by routinely engaging in the science and engineering practices. This makes it an equity imperative to make learning environments inclusive of as many students as possible, especially youth who come from non-dominant communities. Leveraging and expanding the language repertoires of learners in the context of personally meaningful investigations is a crucial strategy related to promoting educational equity. We hope this new tool is a useful introduction to teaching techniques and ideas for deeply engaging English Learners in the science and engineering practices.