TODOS Live! Season 7


Session 1

Effective Teaching Practices to Support English Language Learners Presented by José Francisco Sala García  Saturday September 9th 8:30 AM Pacific Time Zone  Register here

Learn about the specific demands of teaching mathematics for English Language Learners, especially related to modeling and                    communication math practices. Support students to make assumptions and reflect on their solutions by means of technology, comparisons of word and modeling problems, and well-planned interrelated social and analytic scaffolding.


TODOS Live! Season 6

Upcoming Sessions TBA

Recorded Sessions from Season Six

Session 1

Weaving Indigenous Perspectives & MathemEffective Teaching Practices to Support English Language Learnersatics: Landscape of Success for ALL Learners presented by Florence Glanfield is available online :

Part 1of this session can be  also be accessed online 

Part 2 can be viewed through this link

Session 2

Maximizing Algebra Access through Conversational Lecture and Tablet technology presented by Angela Thompson.  

In this session Angela discussed her journey in learning how to give students who have previously failed a mathematics course a positive uplifting experience through conversational lecture and using a tablet. She demonstrated how she uses the tablet to improve the experiences of students with a wide variety of needs. 

View session 2  here

Session 3

Some Reflections about the Visual Aspects in the Mathematics Learning  Presented by Greisy Winiki Landman.  

The creation, interpretation and reflection about visual displays, is a major component in the mathematics learning process at all levels. We will consider some of the different roles that visualization plays in that mathematics discourse and we will reflect about ways teachers can support all the students in that process.

View session 3 here

 Session 4 

Statistics: A Pathway through the Standards Presented by Diane Kinch and Kyndall Brown  

This session aims to give teachers a sense of the continuity in content as the study of data moves from elementary through middle school to high school by examining similar data displayed in graphs that change as students progress through the standards. Recording of Session 4 is available here.

Session 5 

Burst Webinars Expressions Equations Patterns and Algebra. Presented by Shelley Kriegler

The Pizza Place - A real life context to introduce variables expressions and equations. 
Polygon Puzzle - A fun way to build meaning with expressions and equations. 
The Lake Problem - Students dive in and really get involved in algebraic thinking.
Cutting the Rope - This one looks super difficult, but after students persevere a bit, and experiment with different cases, the answer often pops right out.
These sessions are  in two different recordings:
The recording of the Pizza Place is available here
The Polygon Puzzle is at the beginning of this 2nd link.  The Lake Problem begins at 10:57 of and the Rope Problem begins at 24:33  of the 2nd link.

Session 6 

From Using to Understanding Tools: Reimagining the Protractor to Support Student Mathematical AgencyPresented by José Manuel Martínez  

I will be describing a lesson in which the teacher, the students and I worked on critiquing the protractor and designing an alternative angle-measuring tool.  View Session 6 here

Session 7

Essential Understanding of Geometry for English Language Learners Presented by José Francisco Sala García

This presentation shows a set of tasks that support the centrality of geometry. The formula for the area of a triangle and the Pythagorean theorem are explored using decomposition and rearrangement.
The blackline masters have been designed in different language proficiency levels without modifying math goals, so students can respond to them in accordance with their language acquisition stage. Social and analytic scaffolding are interrelated, and mathematical discourse is focused on the key practices of argumentation, strategic usage of tools, and attention to precision. 

View Session 7 here


Session 8 

From Using to Understanding Tools: Reimagining the Protractor to Support Student Mathematical AgencyPresented by Susie Håkansson

Extensive use of discourse in the classroom is a key practice to support the learning of English while learning mathematics. English learners are in varying stages of English language development, and discourse will increase their productive (oral and written) and receptive (listening and reading) language functions in addition to their comprehension of mathematics concepts. The Standards for Mathematical Practice expect students to reason, construct viable arguments, and critique the reasoning of others among other practices. Thus, classroom teachers need to provide support for students’ English language development to engage in these practices.

In this webinar, Dr. Susie W. Håkansson shares the rationale for using discourse in the classroom, the role of productive and receptive language functions in the learning of mathematics, as well as examples of how to increase discourse in the classroom.
The  presentation covers:
Challenges in learning English
Using discourse (including the role of productive and receptive language functions)
Language in the mathematics classroom
Cognitively-demanding mathematics tasks
Examples of discourse in the classroom
Equity and excellence
Learn how to support your English learners while they are learning mathematics. This recored webinar is designed for mathematics educators, administrators, coaches, classroom teachers, as well as mathematics teacher educators.

View Session 8 here 

Session 9 

Engaging the English Language Learner to Grasp Growing Sequences  Presented by Presented by José Francisco Sala García

Support language development and productive struggle, and motivate the English language learner in algebraic thinking by examining growing pattern tasks through well-planned interrelated social and analytic scaffolding. Also, engage in mathematical discourse focused on the argumentation, structure, and regularity

View session 9 here

Archived Sessions

Some sessions from previous seasons are available.  TODOS is in the process of moving available recordings to VIMEO  - go to VIMEO TODOS LIVE!


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