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You are invited to participate in a free webinar titled Effective Instruction in ELL Math, designed primarily for teachers, and instructional coaches who seek to increase academic engagement among ELL students in the subject of math.

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Effective Instruction in ELL Math

Thursday, November 21, 2013 2:30 PM Eastern 1:30 PM Central 12:30 PM Mountain 11:30 AM Pacific

In this webinar, teachers will develop new ideas for increasing academic engagement for ELL students by applying sheltered instruction principles to secondary math classes. Teachers will learn to support ELL students' mathematical development by choosing instructional tasks that are rich in mathematical language opportunities, scaffolding instruction, and utilizing visual models. Topics will include vocabulary development, cooperative learning, hands-on activities, visuals, and the use of a variety of tools including manipulatives and technology. Through examination of a model lesson plan, we will analyze components of effective instruction that support ELL students.

Expert Presenter

Dr. Linda Griffin
Assistant Professor of Education

Linda Griffin has been a mathematics educator serving K-12 students, teachers, and the broader education community for over 30 years. Her career began as a classroom teacher at the middle and high school level in Tucson, Arizona. Following her classroom experience, she worked at the University of Arizona on a series of mathematics education projects funded by the National Science Foundation. Following this work, Linda served as the director of the Mathematics Education Unit at Education Northwest, in Portland, Oregon.

Linda brings a strong equity focus to her work in mathematics. Her dissertation research examined the effect of a middle school instructional enrichment program on the attitudes of female students towards mathematics and technology. She has experience designing and implementing extracurricular activities in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics for Native American and Mexican-American girls. She has also worked with parents to increase their involvement in mathematics. Linda has provided professional development for mathematics teachers with a focus on the needs of English language learners.

As a faculty member at Lewis & Clark's Graduate School, Linda is dedicated to improving mathematics education by providing rich and challenging instructional experiences for pre-service teachers.


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