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.
Additional support and information on the webinar and a variety of topics of interest to secondary school teachers and administrators can be found on the School Turnaround Learning Community website, an online community of practice containing many helpful resources free of charge: http://www.schoolturnaroundsupport.org/. Joining the Community will not only give you access to a variety of resources, it will also enable you to receive notifications when related tools, videos, and discussions become available.
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.
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.