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Wednesday, July 28 • 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Breakout Option B: Using Phenomena to Promote Equity in Science Instruction

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The purpose of the session is twofold: (1) to offer guidance on how teachers can select and use local phenomena with diverse student groups and (2) to illustrate the implementation of local phenomena with diverse student groups in fifth-grade science classrooms in an urban school district. The session highlights how local phenomena compel students from diverse backgrounds to engage in three-dimensional learning and build their science understanding coherently over a sustained period of instruction. As a result, teachers who select and use local phenomena that are real and relevant to their diverse student groups advance the goal of “all standards, all students.”

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Okhee Lee

Professor, New York University
Okhee Lee is a professor in the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development at New York University. Her research involves integrating science, language, and computational thinking with a focus on English learners. She was a member of the NGSS writing team and served... Read More →

Wednesday July 28, 2021 2:15pm - 3:15pm EDT