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Marlene Thier

Marlene Thier

Topics include

  • Developing Teacher Leadership Through Reflective Learning Communities
  • Exploratory Speaking and Writing - An Essential Ingredient For An Enduring Understanding of Science
  • Language, Media and Scientific Literacy - What's the Connection?
  • Making the Most of the Wonder Years - Connecting Language and Science in the Early Years
  • Metacognition - A Key Element for Linking Science and Literacy in the Middle School
  • Partnering With Parents To Link Language and Science
  • Preparing Secondary School Students for Scientific Reading and Writing in Laboratory Investigations and Assessments
  • Professional Development - A Journey of Change
  • The New Science Literacy: Using Language Skills To Help Students Learn Science

Presenter Bio

Marlene Thier is co-author of The New Science Literacy: Using Language Skills To Help Students Learn Science (2002). A 25-year veteran of the classroom, Marlene has been a science materials developer, teacher educator, and internationally recognized leader in the movement to link science and literacy education. She has made presentations on the subject at conferences from California to South Africa, Brazil and Hong Kong and has worked closely with many schools to implement programs based on her concepts.

Marlene has published more than 14 journal articles in addition to the Delta Special Education Science Series and developed the Student Journals as part of the Science Curriculum Improvement Study program. In addition she has been a contributing author on the following projects: Media Literacy: Transforming Curriculum and Teaching, The 104th Yearbook of the National Society for the Study of Education (2005), and English Through Science: A Guide for Teaching Science (K-8) to English Language Learners, NSTA (2005).


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