Summer Multicultural and Interdisciplinary Learning for Engineering (SMILE) in Transportation: Professional Development for Science Teachers of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students

This proposal is designed to offer a professional development opportunity, “Summer Multicultural & Interdisciplinary Learning for Engineering (SMILE) in Transportation,” for future science teachers (focusing Grade 4-5) and measure its effects on their teaching. As the student population grows more diverse, schools are facing greater challenges in delivering effective instructions of “transportation” to the diverse student population, including minority students who speak English as a second langua