Emily C. Miller is a writer for the Diversity and Equity team of the Next Generation Science Standards. She is also a second and third grade ESL and bilingual resource teacher in a Title 1 school, for Madison Metropolitan School District, where she has taught for 15 years. Emily serves on her school's leadership team and the SIP (School Improvement Plan) Committee, which successfully elevated the school from “failing” to a Wisconsin School of Promise for three consecutive years. Emily has worked with WIDA (World-class Instructional Design and Assessment) to expand and amplify can-do descriptors for English language proficiency benchmarks. Emily further collaborated with the University of Wisconsin to design placed-based culturally-relevant outcomes with a focus on sustainability and biodiversity in and around the Menominee Forest for schools on the Menominee Reservation. Emily has a MS in Bilingual Studies from the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Wisconsin, Madison; a BS from the same department with a Spanish minor; as well as ESL and Bilingual teaching licenses. She lives with her husband and their four children in Madison, Wisconsin.
- Science and Children: NGSS for ELLs: Theory, Planning and Practice
- Science and Children: Appendix D: All Standards, All Students
- Designing NGSS science lessons for all students: How can teachers adapt science instruction to support ELLs in achieving the Next Generation science Standards?
- Appendix D All standards/All Students: Case Studies
- Curating science materials for NGSS
- Supporting students in scientific practice of modeling
- NGSS and Common Core State Standards
- Making ELL Can-do descriptor Goals for student language and content development