Academic English Language Researcher
Rita MacDonald has worked in the field of educational linguistics since 2001, and has been part of WIDA’s Research and Development team at the Wisconsin Center for Education Research. 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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