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Improving the Math Skills of
ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS:

Practical Strategies for Strengthening Mathematical
Content and Language Skills in Grades 1-8

Presented by Beatrice Moore Luchin
Outstanding Mathematics Coach, ELL Expert, Teacher, and National Presenter

Specifically Designed for Educators Teaching Mathematics in Grades 1-8: ELL Teachers, Classroom Teachers who have ELL student populations, Administrators, Title I Staff, Mathematics Specialists, Mathematics Coaches, Special Education Staff, and Interventionists

  • Highly practical strategies and activities to support instruction of mathematics content and Language Skills to ELL students
  • Dozens of classroom-tested mathematical strategies, which support the specific needs of ELL students
  • Differentiate mathematics instruction to focus on ELL students to dramatically improve mathematics results
  • Specific methods for structuring your mathematics curriculum to make it more accessible for ELL students
  • Model lessons, demonstrations and an extensive resource handbook packed with dozens of practical ideas, strategies and activities that will support you in your efforts to provide mathematics content instruction to ELL student populations in grades 1-8

Practical Ideas and Strategies

This new seminar will focus on specific strategies that will help you design mathematics lessons that will address and meet the needs of your ELL student populations. Master teacher and national mathematics consultant, Beatrice Moore Luchin, will provide you with a wealth of classroom-proven intervention strategies in mathematics appropriate for use with your ELL students.

Bea will share highly practical ideas to actively engage the ELL students who are struggling to learn both content and language in mathematics. She will highlight the importance of ongoing classroom assessment to help identify what learning is occurring or not occurring in mathematics and provide suggestions on how to use scaffolded instruction. She will spotlight the best, current methods for teaching the essential elements of mathematics to ELL students. In addition, Bea’s approach will give you the flexibility to implement these key practices in whole group or small group, push-in our pull-out, or after school.

You will leave this NEW seminar with valuable strategies for helping all your ELL students reach high expectations in mathematics, a renewed sense of motivation and an indispensable resource handbook filled with mathematics-building materials that will support your efforts when you return to your classroom. 

Ten Key Benefits of Attending

  1. Specifically Designed ELL Mathematics Activities that are Classroom Ready
    Become immersed in ready-to-use ideas and strategies that allow you to engage students in learning that is fun, age appropriate and aligned to support the rigor of the new state mathematics standards
  2. Practical Strategies for Mathematics Content Vocabulary Development
    Learn specific ELL teaching strategies that target the challenges of how to teach and increase the use of mathematics content vocabulary through graphic organizers, word banks, cloze activities, and other language strategies that are aligned to support mathematics vocabulary and conceptual development
  3. Active Learning Strategies to Engage the English Language Learners to a Higher Degree
    Discover innovative, cooperative mathematics activities that will help your ELL students strengthen their learning in mathematics … Instructional approaches that are research-based and flexible enough to easily integrated into your current curriculum
  4. Language Acquisition and Support Strategies Appropriate for Mathematics Instruction
    Learn specific strategies that address the verbal and symbolic language development that will support mathematics content for your ELL learners
  5. Specific Ways to Scaffold Instruction to Support Your ELL Students
    Practical ideas on how to use questioning and revision or rewriting existing word problems so that your ELL students can practice both their math and language skills as they learn how to read and solve application problems in mathematics
  6. Innovative Ideas for how to Integrate Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing Strategies in Mathematics Instruction
    Learn ideas and tips to create ELL mathematics lessons that will help your students understand not only the lesson, but also the English math vocabulary in the lesson
  7. Practical Strategies to Support the Challenging Mathematics State Standards
    English language students must not only learn English at school, but they must also master other subjects at the same time … Learn how ELL math lessons can be adapted to meet the needs of ELL students and help them not only learn math but pick up some new English language vocabulary at the same time
  8. Powerful Teaching Techniques that Best Support and Serve English Language Learners
    Learn teaching strategies which are more meaningful for ELL students including using concrete objects, graphics, manipulatives, and math activities that clarify and reinforce key concepts
  9. Ways to Build Background Knowledge Through Associations and Connections to the Real World
    Discover how to design classroom discussions, homework assignments and classroom assessments that connect mathematics content to the real world in practical ways and allow students to practice meaningful mathematics that deepens student knowledge of the material being tested
  10. Specific Strategies for How to Modify Instruction for English Language Learners
    Help your ELL students participate during class without being overwhelmed … Discover how to provide ELL students with opportunities to work together to solve problems as they complete authentic tasks working together using English

Outstanding Strategies You Can Use Immediately

  • How to make mathematics content more accessible to English language learners through the use of research-based strategies and interventions
  • Ways to integrate graphic organizers for mathematics content instruction to support the development of conceptual understanding, skills acquisition and improved problem-solving skills
  • Teacher-friendly and time-friendly organizational strategies for the successful implementation of paired and group work
  • Specific strategies to enhance the delivery of instruction so that all students but especially your ELL students are actively engaged in the learning process
  • Dozens of highly effective instructional strategies for accelerating the academic success of your ELL students
  • Ready-to-use instructional strategies that will save you time and are easy to implement
  • Proven scientific research-based strategies for increasing the mathematical and language skills of your ELL students
  • How to design and implement highly effective lessons in mathematics which maximizes independence, increases motivation and deepens understanding
  • How to work smarter, not harder, while implementing standards-based mathematics instruction with ELL students
  • The essential instructional techniques every teacher needs to know in order to strengthen ELL students’ reading comprehension and math skills
  • Specific ways to increase your ELL students’ classroom participation during math lessons
  • How to help your ELL students identify key words and concepts in math content materials as a tool for helping them increase their comprehension and success in mathematics
  • Tips and tricks for successfully modifying lessons to better help ELL students master key mathematical concepts and skills
  • Innovative ideas for how to integrate listening, speaking, reading, and writing strategies in mathematics instruction 

A Message From Your Seminar Leader

Dear Colleague:

I have spent a significant part of 30 plus years in mathematics education working in schools and with students who represent a greatly diverse student population including ELL students. With much study, practical applications as a teacher, supervisor and mathematics coach, I have developed an extensive knowledge base of what works and what doesn’t work. I have focused this new seminar on the most effective ideas, strategies and activities that actually do work to help the ELL students.

With more emphasis on state standards that are more rigorous and have increased emphasis on communicating in verbal and written form, problem solving on many of the state assessments, national standardized tests, district benchmarks, and classroom tests, it is increasingly important that we are able to design and conduct instruction and assessment in the classroom that are focused on the needs of the ELL student population and their specific needs. Of course, the challenge facing us in the classroom is to accommodate the individual and collective needs and abilities of the student population served. We must ensure that classroom instruction for the ELL learner is focused and aligned to support a student’s understanding and knowledge of mathematics concepts, skills and ability to apply them in problem-solving situations but also support language acquisition.  Additionally, in order to provide for this specific population, the teacher must learn strategies that address the language of mathematics and incorporate these literacy strategies on a daily basis.

This seminar is designed to provide you with practical strategies and research-based ideas that target the teaching of the ELL students. My focus is to provide you with easy-to-use and classroom-tested activities that model effective language acquisition techniques, cooperative grouping techniques, effective use and design of individual and group formative assessments, and integration of teaching and learning strategies that address oral and written communication development.

Please join me for a day devoted to strengthening mathematics instruction in grades 1-8 as we address the needs of the ELL student population. My personal goal will be to provide each participant with concrete ideas and strategies designed to ensure that your  ELL students become successful in mathematics.

Sincerely,
Beatrice Moore Luchin

P.S. The focus of this seminar will be practical, classroom-tested strategies proven successful to help your ELL students strengthen their mathematical skills.

Who Should Attend

Educators Teaching Mathematics in Grades 1-8: ELL Teachers, Classroom Teachers who have ELL student populations, Administrators, Title I Staff, Mathematics Specialists, Mathematics Coaches, Special Education Staff, and Interventionists.

Special Benefits of Attending

Extensive Resource Handbook
Each participant will receive an extensive resource handbook specifically designed for this seminar. The handbook includes:

  • Specific strategies for teaching mathematics to ELL students
  • Math lessons for grades 1-8, especially designed for ELL students
  • Teacher-friendly, time-sensitive ideas
  • … and much, much more

Meet and Share
This seminar provides a wonderful opportunity for participants to meet and share ideas with other educators interested in improving the math skills of their English language learners in grades 1-8.

Consultation Available
Beatrice will be available at the seminar for consultation regarding your questions and the unique needs of your own program.

On-Site Training Guarantee

BER is not a booking agency that just finds a presenter who presents on the topic you requested. Rather, we only recommend highly experienced BER presenters who have consistently received outstanding evaluations from educators attending their trainings.

Consequently, we provide a strong program guarantee.

We guarantee you’ll be fully satisfied or you’ll owe us nothing after your on-site training event.

Bring this seminar to your school or district!