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4 Ways to Support ELL Students in the Classroom

Posted by Marissa Alonzo on February 09, 2018

 

ELL students, also known as "English-language-learners," are students that are learning English as their second language and make up eleven percent of the PreK-16 population. To illustrate the impact, this means that 3.8 million students in today's classrooms speak Spanish as a first language, and that figure only makes up one portion of the overall number of students who are ELLs. 

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Topics: STEM learning, authentic classroom, English language learners

Increasing Science Understanding Outside of the Classroom

Posted by Marissa Alonzo on February 02, 2018

 

Figuring out the mechanics behind the bottle-rocket, testing the solutions that made a volcano erupt, and exploring entomology through various bug collections were just some of the top science exploration activities many can recall growing up and they all have had a profound impact science understanding. These three staple activities, however, are not the only ways that students have access to real-world experiments during the new age of 21st Century classrooms and advanced technology. 

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Topics: project-based learning experiments, hands-on learning, STEM learning, problem-solving

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