Speaker and Expo Events


  • Facilitated by Okhee Lee, Alison Haas, and Abigail Schwenger, NYU SAIL Research Lab

    This full-day event is designed to explore and implement strategies for integrating science and language instruction to support multilingual learners effectively. Led by renowned educators and researchers in the field, participants will delve into contemporary approaches aimed at leveraging the assets that multilingual learners bring to the science classroom.

    8:00 to 10:00 AM Keynote Address: Asset-Oriented Framing Across Research, Policy, and Practice Presenter: Okhee Lee

    10:00 AM to 12:00 PM Interactive Session: Integrating Science And Language With Multilingual Learners Presenters: Alison Haas & Abigail Schwenger

    12:00 to 1:00 PM Lunch Provided

    1:00 to 3:00 PM Small Group Breakout Sessions: all participants will have an opportunity to attend both sessions

    • Breakout Session 1: Language use for modeling and argument in science Presenter: Alison Haas 

    • Breakout Session 2: Formative assessment of science learning and language development Presenter: Abigail Schwenger


  • Okhee Lee is a professor in the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development at New York University. She is widely known for advancing research, policy, and practice that simultaneously promote science and language learning for all students, particularly multilingual learners. Lee was a member of the NGSS writing team and served as leader for the NGSS Diversity and Equity Team. She also was a member of the Steering Committee for the Understanding Language Initiative at Stanford University. Her research involves integrating science, language, and computational thinking with a focus on multilingual learners.

    Allison Haas
    is the Director of Development and Implementation for the Science And Integrated Language (SAIL) Research Lab at New York University. Her work focuses on integrating science, language, and computational thinking and modeling for all students, including multilingual learners. She leads curriculum development and professional learning of elementary teachers across the nation.


    Abigail Schwenger is a Ph.D. student at New York University and research associate for the Science And Integrated Language (SAIL) Research Lab. She is interested in developing and progressing STEM curricula that position students as informed citizen scientists. She is passionate about translanguaging and home language use in the science classroom.


  • Tuesday, November 5, 2024
  • Register Today
  • 8:00 - 3:00 PM
  • $80
  • In-Person at CCIU Educational Service Center