Teach Math to English Language Learners
This fully online course provides teachers with effective techniques for engaging English language learners, also called multilingual learners, in rigorous mathematics learning.
Participants will explore the ways that language proficiency and cultural background can shape mathematics learning and achievement. The course provides strategies for supporting language development and cultural awareness as well as methods to foster a learning environment that encourages participation and engagement.
Throughout the course, participants will collaborate with colleagues and apply what they learn through practical activities and assignments. By the end of the course, teachers will be equipped with the knowledge and skills they need to promote:
- mathematical sense-making and understanding
- student participation
- cultural context and relevance
- acquisition of conversational and academic language
- classroom discourse and discussion
- multimodal learning through concrete materials, visuals, and more
All of the readings and activities included in this course support the implementation of Common Core Mathematics Standards and Practices.
NOTE: Required book must be purchased separately.