Teams from the Center for Equity for English Learners (CEEL) and the Center for Urban Resilience (CURes) at Loyola Marymount University collaborated on multi-year projects to implement the Urban Ecology for English Learners Projects designed to implement a professional learning and curriculum model to explicitly engage students in experiences where they learn science content through investigations of their local schoolyards and neighborhoods while simultaneously advancing language and literacy skills. This partnership empowers educators to leverage the interdisciplinary science of urban ecology and resilience as a way to democratize access and opportunity for English Learner students in diverse urban settings.
Armas, Elvira G.; Lavadenz, Magaly; and Strauss, Eric G.
"Using Urban Ecology as a Transdisciplinary Approach for Teaching English Learners,"
Cities and the Environment (CATE):
2, Article 5.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.lmu.edu/cate/vol13/iss2/5