Designing a STEM Professional Development Program for Preschool Teachers, with Supports for DLLs

Hebbah El-Moslimany

Often early childhood educators are not well-prepared to support STEM learning (NRC, 2009), and in our research at NIEER, with partnership from East Tennessee State University, we have developed a model that aims to fill this gap.

SciMath-DLL model is a preschool professional development model that integrates STEM instructional offerings with supports for dual language learners.

In a presentation at the American Educational Research Association (AERA) annual conference, NIEER Research Project Coordinator Hebbah El-Moslimany shared results from the design and development of this model.

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