Science Success for English Learners – Podcast Episode 93 | Classnotes Podcast 93
Classnotes Podcast (August 26, 2011) At a time when we need more students to excel in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) areas, we are not seeing the dramatic improvement we need in achievement, particularly among English learners. While some are quick to conclude a lack of interest or motivation on the part of the students themselves, Veronica Betancourt, M.A., and Kristin Grayson, M.Ed., IDRA education associates, take a different view. For example, they have witnessed great improvements in science skills among secondary English learners by working with teachers to use a set of seven strategies for delivering instruction differently. In this episode, Veronica and Kristin give an overview of these seven strategies. A more detailed look at each will follow in the coming months. Veronica and Kristin are interviewed by Bradley Scott, Ph.D., director of the IDRA South Central Collaborative for Equity.
Show length: 14:15
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Breaking the Bonds of Boredom in Science and Math
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Releasing the Mathematician and Scientist within Students
By Kathy Brown and Veronica Betancourt , M.A., IDRA Newsletter
You Can’t Win if You Don’t Get to Play – Effectively Engaging All English Language Learners
By Adela Solís, Ph.D., and Kristin Grayson , M.Ed., IDRA Newsletter
Education of English Language Learners in U.S. and Texas Schools – Where We Are, What We Have Learned and Where We Need to Go from Here – A 2009
By Albert Cortez, Ph.D., and Abelardo Villarreal , Ph.D.
IDRA’s professional development that provides teachers with scientifically-based strategies to teach initiative scientific concepts, critical-thinking skills, problem-solving abilities and processes.
IDRA South Central Collaborative for Equity
The federally-funded equity assistance center that serves schools and districts in Arkansas , Louisiana , New Mexico , Oklahoma and Texas.
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