New FreeBIE Resource: English Learner Scaffolds for PBL

According to a recent report by NPR, there are currently 5 million English Learners in K-12 classrooms in the United States. About 1 out of every 10 students is in the process of acquiring the English language. The emphasis that Project Based Learning places on culture, collaboration, and authentic, contextualized learning makes it a powerful pedagogical approach for teaching English Learners. However, we at the Buck Institute for Education recognize that many EL students need additional scaffolds and supports within a PBL context. We are pleased to introduce the free downloadable resource English Learner Scaffolds for PBL, which is designed to help teachers plan thoughtful scaffolding for English Learners during each phase of a project