New Math+Language Strategies Workspace


September 17, 2020 | Ben Grimley |


Earlier this week we announced the launch of the ELL Digital Strategies Workspace, in partnership with Digital Promise. Now we have launched a similar resource for K-8 Math, the Math+Language Strategies Workspace. This new Workspace explores active Math+Language learning strategies for acquiring math skills such as math communication, math reasoning, modeling, and algebraic thinking, as well as cognitive and SEL factors such as working memory and motivation

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The Math+Language Strategies Workspace compiles digital resources and information such as articles, professional learning videos, tools, examples, research citations, and cross-cutting strategies. You may also clone our Workspace and build your own custom one on DigitalPromise.org.

We co-created the new Workspace as a way to address the longstanding equity gap that has been exacerbated by the pandemic. It is also a helpful resource for our school district partners who need additional context for our logic model for Title I and III ESSA grants. Lastly, the Workspace provides a useful set of resources for further professional learning as a follow-up to the Speak Agent Academic Language Strategies course.

Ben Grimley

Written by Ben Grimley

Ben is CEO and Co-Founder of Speak Agent, Inc. An ESL teacher who became a leading educational app creator, Ben led the launch of PBS KIDS Mobile, where his apps resulted in significant gains in language acquisition for millions of young learners. He co-created Speak Agent to address the achievement gap for marginalized learners, pioneering a unique Content+Language integration approach based on current Learning Sciences research. Ben has served as Principal Investigator for impact studies sponsored by IES, NSF, and NIH.