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English Learners: Routines that Leverage Strengths & Optimize Learning, Plus GMD Participant Sharing

Tue, Jun 15, 2021 · 9:00 PM · Eastern Time (US & Canada)
About This Webinar

Emerging multilingual learners add perspective and knowledge to our classrooms. Let’s explore routines and ways of thinking that tap into cultural and linguistic assets in order to move students forward. Math language routines shared offer the promise of optimizing opportunities for fostering mathematical understanding while developing proficiency with the English Language.

Plus, we will have a few GMD Participants share how what they have learned at the GMD has impacted the work with their students.

Recommended Grade Level: 6 - 12

Who can view: Everyone
Webinar Price: Free
Featured Presenters
Webinar hosting presenter GMD Host Coordinator - Leigh Nataro
Host Coordinator
I am a mother, wife and math teacher. I currently teach at Moravian College in Bethlehem, PA and my favorite class to teach is statistics! This is my 27th year of teaching and I am a Desmos fellow and Desmos certified presenter. @mathteacher24 is my twitter handle and I blog at mathteacher24.blogspot.com. I have several tech related videos for stat and TI-NSpire at www.youtube.com/mathteacher24. Feel free to ask me questions about National Board Certification (renewed in 2015). I also enjoy singing, reading and staying fit using workouts from Beachbody (P90X3/TurboFire/21DFX).
Webinar hosting presenter Jill Bemis
7-8 Math Teacher, Department Lead
I am a teacher. I love what I do and challenge myself to continually expand my knowledge in the teaching field. I am a learner. I am married to my high school sweetheart and share my days with our three Siberian huskies. When I am not walking the dogs, cleaning up their hair, or reading a good book, I enjoy running and hiking. No children for me, but I have been honored to teach hundreds of amazing young people over the years. I am truly blessed!
Webinar hosting presenter
Mathematics Coordinator, Secondary Mathematics
Vanessa started teaching high school straight out of college, barely older than her students and with way less life experience than many of them. In her 20-something-year journey as an educator, she has had the privilege to work and learn with students of every background imaginable. Her current work, as a coordinator with the county office of education, allows her to use lessons learned to shape the educational system.
Webinar hosting presenter
Mathematics Teacher
Libo Valencia is a mathematics educator with twelve years of experience who lives in New York. Libo is a passionate teacher who strongly believes that understanding mathematics can help all students develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills that can be utilized outside the classroom. Libo is also known for his constant use of different technologies to engage his students and bring math concepts to life. He currently teaches at Horace Greeley High School in Chappaqua, NY and also at CUNY Lehman College in the Bronx, NY. As a mathematics educator, he has taught a wide range of subjects, from remedial algebra classes to upper-level calculus. Libo holds a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics, a Master of Arts in Pure Mathematics, and a Master of Science in Educational Leadership.
Hosted By
Global Math Department webinar platform hosts English Learners: Routines that Leverage Strengths & Optimize Learning, Plus GMD Participant Sharing
The Global Math Department began as a group of teachers who knew each other through Twitter, math education blogs and Twitter Math Camp. Since 2012 The Global Math Department community has grown into a multi-faceted group of math educators who love to share their ideas related to teaching and learning mathematics. We recognize that as educators we are charged with promoting equity and access within mathematics instruction. In addition, we believe it is crucial that teachers be provided with quality resources and ideas that they can use immediately with their students. Lively and friendly conversations in our weekly webinars encourage all participants to share and continue to grow as educators.
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