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The course, Enhancing Mathematics Instruction for Students with Learning Difficulties: Algebraic Expressions and Equations, is designed for teams of teachers.

The target audience of middle grades teachers and special educators, as well as upper elementary and Algebra 1 teachers, will deepen their understanding of the kinds of difficulties students have with mathematics, with a focus on content related to expressions and equations. The course will provide an approach and strategies to support the math learning of struggling students, particularly those with learning disabilities. Course participants will also focus on ways to strengthen collaboration between math teachers and special educators.

In this three-course session, teachers will explore multiple approaches to math problems, view classroom videos, examine student work, engage in discussion, and plan accessibility strategies. 

Facilitator Certification or Recertification Option

There is no charge for this course if you wish to become a facilitator.

To obtain facilitator certification or recertification, you must attend the three-day training plus the fourth day for facilitator certification. To apply for facilitator certification or recertification, complete the facilitator training application no later than October 31, 2017. 

What's New?

Course content has been revised to include connections to the Standards for Mathematical Practice, content examples from upper elementary through Algebra 1, and an updated video.

Facilitation and implementation expectations have been revised to include increased opportunities to provide feedback and job-embedded support to participants throughout their implementation process, and more intentional data collection to inform course facilitation and classroom implementation.