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Teach Math to English Language Learners

3 Credits
Explore research-based strategies and approaches proven to support English Language Learners (ELLs) in mathematics and language development. You will explore current research based strategies proven to support English language learners in both mathematics and language development. You will analyze mathematics teaching examples involving the development of academic language, the use of concrete materials and the importance of visual learning. Participants in this online course will collaborate with colleagues to connect current research and pedagogy to their own mathematics teachings practices and experiences with English Language Learners. All of the readings and activities are built upon the Common Core standards. Teachers may complete this course with or without students.

NOTE: Required textbook must be purchased separately.

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Candi Reimer

As a beginning mathematics teacher at an urban high school, I quickly realized that drawing on student interests and experiences was essential to engaged learning. This insight has guided my work in education as a K-12 instructional coach, a developer of mathematics curriculum, and an instructor of professional development. My courses aim to create space for teachers to gather around relevant ideas and practical experiences as they deepen their knowledge and professional practice. Course topics reflect the concerns and curiosities of practicing teachers, equipping them to directly apply learning to classroom teaching. I value the diverse perspectives that Fresno Pacific University students bring to the learning community, and I hope that participants in my courses will be as inspired as I have been by the ideas and dialogue generated here.