Transforming the STEM Classroom at WIDA


October 16, 2019 | Ben Grimley |


How can we better support diverse learners in STEM content areas? Our WIDA Annual Conference session tomorrow will explore practical, research-based strategies for explicitly teaching the language of learning math and science. We will examine Speak Agent's digital tools and supports for core content vocabulary, language production, interpretation, and collaboration to unlock the full potential of all students—especially ELLs!

Session: Transform the STEM Classroom by Teaching the Language of Learning
Date: Thursday, October 17
Time: 3:15 PM until 4:30 PM
Place: Room 553

WIDA attendees can also visit us at booth #203 in the exhibition hall.

Ben Grimley

Written by Ben Grimley

Ben is CEO and Co-Founder of Speak Agent, Inc. An ESL teacher who became a leading educational app creator, Ben led the launch of PBS KIDS Mobile, where his apps resulted in significant gains in language acquisition for millions of young learners. He co-created Speak Agent to address the achievement gap for marginalized learners, pioneering a unique Content+Language integration approach based on current Learning Sciences research. Ben has served as Principal Investigator for impact studies sponsored by IES, NSF, and NIH.