Workshops

Webinar on “The Language of Math”

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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

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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 in Videos, Workshop Videos | 0 comments

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 in Videos, Workshop Videos | 0 comments

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

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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

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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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Critical Thinking for English Language Learners

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Critical Thinking for English Language Learners

In this clip from a critical thinking workshop with English Language Development teachers, Beth facilitates the Visible Thinking Routine “Silent Conversations” from Harvard Project Zero.

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TPRS as a Sheltering Strategy for ESL

Posted by on Aug 22, 2014 in Videos, Workshop Videos | 0 comments

TPRS as a Sheltering Strategy for ESL

The following clip comes from the beginning of my DVD “Putting it Together: TPRS as a Sheltering Strategy for ESL”  The entire video and a companion teacher’s manual is available on this website on the ‘Products’ page.  

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Total Physical Response Storytelling method

Posted by on Aug 22, 2014 in Videos, Workshop Videos | 0 comments

Total Physical Response Storytelling method

In this video clip filmed in Holland, Beth demonstrates the Total Physical Response Storytelling method in German with a content lesson (the water cycle). Notice the use of gestures, props, questions and acting out to make the content comprehensible to a group of beginning German speakers.

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