Workshop Videos

Webinar on “The Language of Math”

Posted by on Nov 27, 2016

Webinar on “The Language of Math”

In this webinar, I share some of the issues English Language Learners face with the “Language of Math”.

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Writing to Read

Posted by on Apr 8, 2016

Writing to Read

This brief video clip addresses the 'writing to read' strategy.  Participants use a labeled picture with sentence frames to orally generate sentences before doing a quick write about the content picture.  Then, they compare their academic text to the scientific text noticing the differences between their writing and the academic writing.  

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WIDA “Can Do” Philosophy

Posted by on Nov 23, 2015

WIDA “Can Do” Philosophy

In this video, Beth focuses on the WIDA “Can Do” Philosophy and how creating student portraits can positively impact how teachers meet the needs of diverse learners.

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Webinar on Building Academic Language

Posted by on Mar 27, 2015

Webinar on Building Academic Language

Beth organizes this webinar around WIDA’s features of academic language: word/phrase level, sentence level, and discourse level. Watch the webinar to find out what academic language is and how to teach it.

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Vocabulary Teaching Demonstration

Posted by on Mar 27, 2015

Vocabulary Teaching Demonstration

Learning vocabulary is critical for ELLs. In this brief clip, Beth demonstrates at least 15 different strategies with 3 different words.

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WIDA Model Performance Indicators

Posted by on Mar 27, 2015

WIDA Model Performance Indicators

In this short workshop clip, Beth explains how thinking is linked to the language function of WIDA’s Model Performance Indicators.

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