Teachers and leaders have the pivotal responsibility to establish and maintain conditions that facilitate the success and inclusion of children learning mathematics in languages that differ from their first languages—multilingual learners. The positioning of multilingual learners affects their identities, participation, agency, and abilities to develop communicative, social, and academic competencies. Kathryn Chval will share how exceptional teachers establish conditions for student success in K-8 mathematics classrooms. She will discuss specific strategies and images of practice that facilitate access, engagement, and inclusion of MLLs/ELLs. It’s time to reimagine what’s possible, humanize mathematics, celebrate the brilliance MLL/ELL students bring to mathematics classrooms, and position them as leaders.
Presenter: Kathryn Chval