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Integrating math and numeracy into English language classes is part of aligning our programs to the College and Career Readiness Standards. With experience, though, you will also find that this practice makes learning more relevant to learners and opens new ways for them to engage in rich and meaningful activities and conversations. For a quick example, consider the dialogue that could take place in your classroom as English learners work with Mathematical Practice 3: Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others.
Integrating Language & Numeracy Study Circle
In this 3-part study circle taking place at Hamline University during the afternoons of March 24, April 7, and April 21, ATLAS facilitator Danielle Legault, experienced math and English language teacher, will guide you to explore the art and science of integrating language and numeracy in the adult classroom. You will work together to answer questions like:
- How do I know which math topics to teach my EL learners?
- How do I know when to teach each topic?
- How do I incorporate math in a way that that will give all of my students a chance to be challenged as well as successful?
- How can I apply my teaching experience to teaching math?
This study circle is designed for teachers of all levels who are wondering how to integrate numeracy instruction into their language courses. Each participant will work on progressions, activities, and contexts appropriate for their own unique situations. Readings, classroom observations, and group activities will contribute to your learning.
Please join this study circle to strengthen your own skills and add your voice to this ongoing conversation!
Registrations must be received by MON.3/13/17; however, space is limited to 12 people, so don't wait!
We are looking for a group of teachers with varied teaching backgrounds—some with more math and some with more language. Hope you can join us!
Originally published 2/6/17