Rita MacDonald has worked in the field of educational linguistics since 2001, and joined WIDA as a researcher in 2011. Since 2015, her work has focused on the equitable inclusion of multilingual learners in science, and she co-leads Making Science Multilingual, a joint program of WIDA and the National Science Teaching Association. Her NSF-funded research to develop and pilot EL-inclusive STEM discourse support resources can be found at the project website: http://stem4els.wceruw.org.
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