Preconference Workshop

  • Linking Language and Learning Mathematics

    October 26, 2016 • Phoenix

    Engage in in-depth learning and get a jump-start to your networking at a preconference workshop. Workshop registration is open to all registered conference attendees and requires a separate fee. Preregistration is required.

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    Workshop Overview


    • Provide teachers with a handful of easy to implement, high leverage strategies for helping students, particularly English learners, have access to the language and the mathematics of word problems by linking language and reasoning development.


    Participants will:

    • Understand the value of using language as a thinking tool
    • Understand a design framework for creating access to both language and mathematics
    • Learn a handful of strategies that give students access to mathematical reasoning through language
    • Understand how these strategies help students use language functions: receptive and productive
    • Engage in planning to use the design framework and strategies learned

    Who Should Attend

    • Grades 4 - 12 mathematics teachers


    • Johannah Nikula
    • Harold Asturias


    9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
    Part 1: How do we use language as a thinking tool in mathematics? What do English learners need?
    10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Break
    10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
    Part 2: Understanding diagrams as a communication and thinking tool
    12:15 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
    Lunch (included in registration fee)
    1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
    Part 3: Increasing English learners' access to word problems: Three Reads and Problem Stem
    2:30 p.m.  – 2:45 p.m.
    2:45 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Part 4: Implications for Instruction: Designing instructional events that incorporate the strategies learned

    Registration Information

    Preregistration required.

    With Conference Registration: $145
    Workshop Only: $185