Coaching Teachers Who are Teaching Mathematics to English Language Learners. Session Summary. Briefly describe our work with coaches Have you experience it and reflect on it, by… Doing a mathematics problem together Discussing language issues Sharing lesson planning tools
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In New York City with teams of middle school
mathematics and ELL teachers and coaches—through the NYC Office of English Language Learners
Or, What is a monolingual Irish guy from Boston doing up here?
Analyze Student Work
PD Language Learners
Analysis of Student Work
“Meld” Literacy and Mathematics Language Learners
Two -way and Reciprocal
Mathematical knowledge is developed through language, and language abilities can and should be developed through mathematics instruction
Planning lessons with dual goals of developing mathematics understanding and academic language will improve ELL’s ability to become proficient in DOING mathematics
Listening understanding and academic language will improve ELL’s ability to become proficient in DOING mathematics
Developing mathematics vocabulary
Learning the mathematics register
Participating in meaningful mathematical discourseCreating and delivering multimodal lessons where ELLs are…
Illustrate the kinds of tasks in which we engage teachers and which form the basis for the lessons they develop
To build a context for the coaching discussion we will have today
Fostering Geometric Thinking
By Mark Driscoll et al.
Published by Heinemann
How are they alike?
How are they different?
What stayed the same?
Word Generation Chart
Plan lessons with explicit, concrete dual goals of developing mathematics understanding and academic language (which will improve ELLs ability to become proficient in DOING mathematics).
Purpose: to Develop ELL sensitive lesson planning habits of mind
Cementing an ELL perspective in the mathematics classroom
“Amplify and Enrich-- rather than simplify the language of the classroom, to give students more opportunities to learn the concepts involved.”
- Aida Walqui, Teacher Quality Initiative
Fostering Mathematics Success of English Language Learners the classroom, to give students more opportunities to learn the concepts involved.”
Mark Driscoll, EDC firstname.lastname@example.org
Daniel Heck, Horizon Research, Inc. email@example.com
An efficacy study of FGTT among teachers of ELLS
We need research sites!!! the classroom, to give students more opportunities to learn the concepts involved.”
Please see me afterwards if you think you can convene a group of 6 or more teachers (grades 5-10) interested in helping us research connections between teachers improving their understanding of geometric thinking and their impact on English learners.