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Buxton, Cory; Lee, Okhee; Santau, Alexandra – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2008
We describe a model professional development intervention currently being implemented to support 3rd- through 5th-grade teachers' science instruction in 9 urban elementary schools with high numbers of English language learners. The intervention consists of curriculum materials for students and teachers, as well as teacher workshops throughout the…
Descriptors: Intervention, Inquiry, Second Language Learning, Active Learning
Lambert, Julie; Ariza, Eileen N. Whelan – Journal of Elementary Science Education, 2008
This report describes an inquiry-based Earth systems curriculum and strategies for teaching diverse students, which were embedded in the curriculum. The curriculum was implemented with 5th-grade students with varied linguistic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds in five schools in a large, southeastern U.S., urban school district. At the end…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Science Instruction, Science Education, Elementary School Science