Okhee Lee
New York University

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Okhee Lee is a professor in the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development at New York University. She is widely known for advancing research, policy, and practice that simultaneously promote science and language learning for all students, particularly multilingual learners. Lee was a member of the NGSS writing team and served as leader for the NGSS Diversity and Equity Team. She also was a member of the Steering Committee for the Understanding Language Initiative at Stanford University. Her research involves integrating science, language, and computational thinking with a focus on multilingual learners. Her latest work concentrates on justice-centered STEM education to address pressing societal challenges using the case of the COVID-19 pandemic. Lee brings research and policy to practice. Her team developed a yearlong fifth-grade science curriculum called Science And Integrated Language, or SAIL, that translates the new science standards into classroom practice with a focus on multilingual learners. The curriculum will undergo a field trial in New York City Public Schools. Using the SAIL curriculum, Lee's team published teacher resources in collaboration with the New York State Education Department. In addition, her team published teacher resources in collaboration with the National Science Teaching Association that reaches science and STEM educators across the nation. Personal website: https://www.okheelee.com/

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