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PLC Series: Build Understanding Through Talk

Welcome to the Heinemann PD Professional Learning Community Series! This month, we highlight and discuss the language of mathematics.

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You might already use the the practices of “turn and talk” during reading, but what about during other content area lessons?

In order for students to clearly express mathematical understandings, they need daily opportunities to practice using the specific academic language related to this content area. In this clip, taken from Sue O’Connell’s On Demand course, notice how students are given ample time not just to think through their response, but to share this thinking verbally with a partner.

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PLC Series: Math as Communication

Welcome to the Heinemann PD Professional Learning Community Series! This month, we highlight and discuss the language of mathematics.

If we want students to perceive math as a process of communication versus performance of correct answers, we need to create routines and space for them to ask questions, verbalize connections and practice applying the vocabulary of mathematics.

In this clip from Steve Leinwand’s On-Demand Course, powered by the Heinemann Digital Campus, you’ll notice that he ignites conversation—and instant engagement— by presenting a scenario and asking: Any questions that a reader of this sentence might have?

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Heinemann is at FETC this week!

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The 36th annual national Future of Education Technology Conference (FETC) is in full force in Orlando, Florida this week. This outstanding conference offers opportunities for educators worldwide to learn from thoughts leaders and experts in the field regarding technology integration from kindergarten to college. This year's conference and expo focuses on a number of themes such as Educational Policy and Leadership, Instructional Design, Mobile Learning and more.

Come visit Heinemann at Booth 1935 where you will find Heinemann books and resources, as well as demos of the Heinemann Digital Library and on-demand courses powered by our Digital Campus. Be sure to visit fetc.org for more details and follow #FETC on Twitter to join in the learning flowing from the conference.

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