CALPRO Webinar: ESL & Numeracy: What’s the Connection?Posted on 09/17/2015
What: Instructors Forum Webinar: ESL & Numeracy: What's the Connection?
When: Thursday, October 1, 2015, 2 – 3 pm
What's Next: A follow-up online discussion in the CALPRO electronic Community of Practice (e-CoP, membership required, easy and free!)
How can we support English Language Learners (ELLs) as they learn numeracy? Does that happen in "math" class or in "English" class? ABE/ASE/HSE math teachers (who often teach math conceptually) and ESL teachers (who often teach math contextually, within life-skills topics) have much to learn from each other. In this discussion around numeracy and language teaching, we will share a model that draws on the strengths of teachers with varied areas of expertise to better serve our multilingual learners.
Math teachers – Do you have many English Language Learners (ELLs) in your ABE, Adult Secondary, or High School Equivalency classes who struggle with the language of math? Do you wonder how to do more to help them with math topics?
ESL teachers – Does math come up in your classroom when talking about shopping, insurance, charts and graphs? Are you confused when your students approach a math problem in a way that is unfamiliar to you? Do you have questions about how to approach the math part of the lesson?
In this webinar, you will hear from two well-known adult educators from Minnesota, who have been thinking about these issues and coming up with a model for talking about them. Patsy Vinogradov teaches graduate courses in the Adult ESL Certificate Program at Hamline University, and works with adult education programs around the country. Amy Vickers is an ABE instructor and instructional leader specializing in numeracy. You will also have a chance to interact with colleagues around the state in considering some of these questions, and to continue the discussion online after the webinar is over.