Supporting the Math Struggles of English Language Learners
3 Inservice Credit/ 45 Hours Instructor Sandy Catapano December 1-30, February 1-28, April 1-29, August 1-30
The population of English language learners across all school districts in our country continue to rise each year. Teachers with incoming ELL students need effective strategies that will help them reach all of their students and ensure that their students learn what they need to know. Many lessons are designed for native speakers of English and do not support second language acquisition, especially in areas including math instruction. English language learners need specific vocabulary to talk about and do math as they are learning new math skills and a new language at the same time. English language learners also need ongoing and explicit language instruction to access mathematical content. This course will provide a variety of effective strategies to help support our English language learners so that they can be successful in mathematics. Participants will also gain the understanding of a variety of effective tools that will help increase English proficiency while developing a mathematical understanding. This course is open to N-12 classroom teachers, AIS teachers, Math teachers, ELL teachers, support staff, and special education teachers.
December 1-30, February 1-28, April 1-29, August 1-30