William & Mary School of Education and Program in Linguistics

Dr. Anne H. Charity Hudley

Email : acharityhudley@wm.edu
Phone Number : 757-221-3009
Number Internships available : 4
Summary : Interns will work with Professor Anne Charity Hudley and Professor Christine Mallinson on a study of how cultural and social language patterns affect learning and student assessment in science and math classrooms. Interns will help to collect data from classroom teachers and will also participate in teacher workshops. Please see details for more information.
Interview Required : Yes
Special Requirements : It would be great to take students to Baltimore if possible.
Minimum Time Commitment : 4 Weeks
Lodging Provided : Yes

Details

Prof. Anne Charity Hudley (WM) and Prof. Christine Mallinson (UMBC), have been awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to study how cultural and social language patterns affect learning and student assessment in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) classrooms.

Charity Hudley and Mallinson will work over a three-year period to work with 60 K-12 educators in Baltimore, Hampton Roads and Richmond. We will assess educators’ knowledge of and their responses to language variation, particularly among African-American students. We will also work with educator participants to create linguistically informed materials for classroom use.

NSF award notice:

http://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward.do?AwardNumber=1050938

Interns will help gather and organize material from STEM Educators and participate in workshops with educators. We will also work with STEM students this summer in conjunction with The Center for Gifted Education.

There are opportunities for off-campus travel and lodging, but they are optional.

Read more here: http://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2011/professor-receives-nsf-grant-to-study-language-patterns-in-stem-classrooms-123.php