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Archived Webinar

Linking, Describing, and Critiquing in Secondary Mathematics: Supporting English Learners’ Oral Language Development

Recorded on June 01, 2020

This archived webinar was sponsored by the Region 15 Comprehensive Center at WestEd, in collaboration with the California Teachers Association and the California Department of Education

Language is at the center of students’ development of mathematical understanding and engagement in mathematical practices. Oral language development and disciplinary discourse are indispensable for the development of knowledge and growth in language proficiency.

In this archived webinar, learn how to design content-specific learning experiences that promote oral language development in distance learning environments.

The following topics were addressed in this webinar:

  • Introduction to oral language development and its importance for English Learners
  • The importance of oracy in developing mathematical understanding
  • Continua for quality interactions
  • Activities and tools supporting student engagement in mathematical practices

This is the sixth of a 13-part webinar series designed to support English Learners in distance learning settings.

Access all archived recordings and slides.

Webinar Presenter(s):

Norma Sanchez Manager of Instruction and Professional Development, California Teachers Association
Veronica Aguila Director, English Learners Support Division, California Department of Education

Materials from the Webinar