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Math Support for English Learners | January 13, 2021


Math Support for English Learners Workshop

This one-day workshop provides educators with an opportunity to learn about and implement supports for English Learners. Research-based pedagogical practices in math education encourage teachers to use a student-centered approach which involves facilitating math discussions and requiring students to provide explanations and justification for their solution strategies. In order for students to access these skills, they need to be able to use academic language through reading, writing, speaking and listening — skills that can be challenging for English Learners. In this workshop, participants will engage in example activities that demonstrate ways to incorporate linguistic scaffolds and supports that will enable students to participate in math discussions using mathematical reasoning and justification.

On the day of the workshop, we will meet online synchronously for a few hours in the morning followed by asynchronous planning time in the afternoon.  More details and resources will be shared after registration.

Who Should Enroll

Math Support for English Learners is for K-12 educators.


When: January 13, 2021

Where: Online

Program Fee: $150
This workshop is part of the Mathematical Discourse Series; save $150 when you sign up for all three!

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If you need financial assistance, please contact Math and Science Professional Learning Specialist Christina Stefonek at ckstefonek@wisc.edu.

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Participant Testimonials


“This workshop was great.  It provided us with great tools to focus on language development when it comes to math and to help our bilingual students.”


“Academic language is an integral component to my classroom, regardless of being an English language learner.”


“This was an awesome workshop – I loved the hands-on pieces, small group discussions, and thoughtfully selected articles.”


If you have questions about Math Support for English Learners, please email Math and Science Professional Learning Specialist Christina Stefonek at ckstefonek@wisc.edu.