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Two Workshops: Tutoring ESL in Grades 6-12 and Intergenerational Math in Grades 1-3
April 3, 2014 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
CRLS Library, 459 Broadway, Cambridge
5:30 -8:00 pm CRLS Library – Dinner provided!
(1) How to Tutor English as a Second Language (ESL) in All Subject Areas: What You Need to Know, Grades 6-12. This workshop will cover the topic of second language acquisition and offer insight into student immigration issues. Through presentation, activities and materials, volunteers will gain an understanding of how English Language Learners (ELL) acquire academic language. ELL tutoring strategies will be demonstrated and relevant for tutors working in all major subjects: Reading, Math, Social Studies and Science.This workshop will be beneficial to anyone interested in our diverse ethnic population of 6-12th grade Cambridge students. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
(2) Pay At-TEN-tion: Developing Kids’ Foundational Understandings of Our Number System
Just as kids must be agile decoders of words in order to understand increasingly complex texts, they must “break the code” of our number system – based on groups of 10 – in order to successfully engage with and understand increasingly complex mathematical ideas.
In this workshop, we’ll explore the meaning of our base 10 system, examine the ways in which its structure lends itself to the creation of intuitive computation strategies, and work hands-on with games and activities that support solid understanding of 10 and its power. Contact email@example.com to register.