Capstone Project Title
Developing A Science Curriculum For Beginning Language Learners
The research question for this project was How can I create a curriculum that will teach high school English learners the basics of scientific inquiry, develop proficiency in the language of science, and support students with limited or interrupted formal education? It documents the teacher’s process of creating a new curriculum, the research that informed its creation, and his reflection on what he learned during the completion of the project. This project arose out of the author’s experience teaching science classes to English learners using traditional curricula. It aims to create a more culturally responsive classroom that engages students in deep, scientific thought. This project was planned using the Understanding by Design framework, aligned to the 2019 Minnesota science standards, and informed by the Mutually Adaptive Learning Paradigm. This work and notes from its implementation will be used to plan additional instructional units.
Curriculum, ESL/ ELLs, Multicultural Education, Science
Smith, Jacob, "Developing A Science Curriculum For Beginning Language Learners" (2019). School of Education Student Capstone Projects. 330.
School of Education Student Capstone Projects