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Integrating Science and Language for All Students with a Focus on English Language Learners

The New York State Education Department Office of Bilingual Education and World Languages (OBEWL), in association with the Office of Standards and Instruction, have released a series of seven new webinars and topic briefs to support equitable access to the New York State P-12 Science Learning Standards for ELLs and other Multilingual Learners (MLs).

This series has been created for NYSED by NYU researchers Dr. Okhee Lee, Dr. Lorena Llosa, Dr. Alison Haas, and Dr. Scott Grapin to promote the implementation of the New York State P-12 Science Learning Standards with a focus on ELLs. These materials were constructed to build the instructional capacity of ELL and science educators and are based on cutting-edge research on integrating science and language for ELLs and all students.

We anticipate that this innovative work will support educators in making key shifts in science instruction and assessment. This initiative provides a topic brief and webinar on each of the following topics:

  • Unpacking the NYS P-12 Science Learning Standards
  • Overview: Science & Language with English Language Learners
  • Science Instructional Shifts
  • Language Instructional Shifts
  • A Classroom Example
  • Science and Language Assessment Shifts
  • Formative Assessment in the Science Classroom

All the webinars and briefs are located on the OBEWL page: Integrating Science and Language for All Students with a Focus on English Language Learners.