PBELL: An evidence-based innovation

iTeachELLs Project Director Wendy Farr wrote an article for ARISE in which she explains the instructional model of PBELL — Problem-based Enhanced Language Learning — developed by the iTeachELLs team. “PBELL is a unique approach to problem-based learning that takes the established PBL pedagogy and enhances the student experience by developing specific language skills.” Farr talks about the impact PBELL lesson structures have on student learning experiences; specifically how intentional planning for language elevated access to rigorous content.

Read more about the research and significant findings by the iTeachELLs team.

ARISE — the Advancing Research and Innovation in the STEM Education of Preservice Teachers in High-Need School Districts network — collects and shares information about topics and strategies for research and evidence-based approaches to prepare STEM teachers for the future; assess efficacy in STEM teaching; and understand effective ways to recruit, train, and retain a high-quality STEM teacher workforce.