NSTA PD Institute

Okhee Lee & Maria Santos
Apr 02, 2014 / 08:30 AM PDT to Apr 03, 2014 / 05:00 PM PDT

The Office of English Language Acquisition OELA will be hosting a Professional Development Institute on April 2, 2014, with follow-up sessions on April 3, at the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) Annual Conference in Boston!

Renowned science educator and leading researcher Okhee Lee will facilitate this daylong professional development institute, a collaborative effort with NSTA, Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) at Achieve, Inc., and Understanding Language Initiative at Stanford University.

Titled, “Increasing Language Skills and Access to Rigorous Science Education: Examining the Opportunities that the Next Generation Science Standards Provide to English Learners”, this full-day institute will include five presentations led by highly experienced teachers, school leaders, researchers, and policy makers who will share their best practices, effective teaching strategies, and educational policies for making science standards more accessible to ELs and increasing their language skills.

For more details about the Professional Development Institute:


If you are a National Professional Development (NPD) grantee, you may use grant funds to pay for registration and travel expenses. If you have any questions, please contact your OELA Program Officer.

Please don’t miss out on this great learning opportunity! We look forward to seeing you there.

General questions may be directed to Diana Schneider at (202) 401-1465 or Diana.Schneider@ed.gov