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Emily Miller


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
Keynote Topics
  • 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
Workshop Topics
  • 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


ELN Courses

All Standards, All Students Part 1: NGSS Appendix D Overview

All Standards, All Students Part 2: Economically Disadvantaged

All Standards, All Students Part 3: Race and Ethnicity

All Standards, All Students Part 4: Disabilities

All Standards, All Students Part 5: English Language Learners

All Standards, All Students Part 6: Girls

All Standards, All Students Part 7: Alternative Education

All Standards, All Students Part 8: Gifted and Talented

All Standards, All Students Part 9: Engineering and Diversity