Language, Culture, and Knowledge-building through Science (LaCuKnoS)

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Research and education project in partnership with OSU Precollege Programs and the SMILE Program supporting educators and multilingual learners in Oregon's rural classrooms to pursue and succeed in STEM academic and occupational pathways.

LaCuKnoS offers a teaching model that brings together current research about the role of language in science learning, the role of cultural connections in students' science engagement, and how students' science knowledge builds over time.

LaCuKnoS practices guide teachers on how to simultaneously support and challenge students' language development, cultural sustenance, and knowledge building through science.