Icon for: Edward Lyon


Sonoma State University

Secondary Science Teaching with English Language and Literacy Acquisition

NSF Awards: 1316834

2019 (see original presentation & discussion)

Grades 9-12, Undergraduate, Graduate

We share an intervention that was developed and carried out in collaboration with university researchers and science teacher educators across teacher preparation programs in Arizona, California, and Texas. At the heart of the intervention was an instructional framework (Secondary Science Teaching with English Language and Literacy Acquisition [SSTELLA] that emphasized the contextualized integration of language/literacy with scientific sense-making and discourse. Key aspects of the intervention included: Restructured science method courses at each participating university and workshops for pre-service teacher mentors. In the method course, multi-day anchor learning segments were developed and then modeled for the pre-service teachers to experience how science lessons look that embody the SSTELLA Framework. Pre-service teachers would also watch and discuss videoclips developed in collaboration with local science teachers in classrooms with English Learners to deconstruct the SSTELLA instructional practices. Finally, pre-service teachers were given opportunities to approximate these practices.The intervention was researched to understand its impact on preservice teacher knowledge, beliefs, and practice. The video will showcase how this intervention was carried out, which will serve as a useful models for others wishing to adapt to their own preparation program. We will also share research results from the quasi-experimental study comparing participants to a baseline control group.

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