Supporting English Language Learning in Math Class
About the Course
This course is a book study of Supporting English Language Learners in Math Class by Kathy Melanese, Luz Chung, & Cheryl Forbes. Participants will collaboratively discuss the modifications and supports provided and reflect on their own teaching in order to develop lessons adapted to the needs of ELLs in math classes. Group discussion and analysis of the various chapters will lead the learner to reflect how to adapt current classroom practices to be more supportive of ELLs language learning needs.
- Supporting English Language Learners in Math Class by Kathy Melanese, Luz Chung, & Cheryl Forbes
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Provide opportunities for ELLs to engage in conversations about math.
- Amplify the role of language within a math class.
- Implement strategies designed to build math proficiency for ELLs.
- Develop effective lessons with accompanying supports specific for ELLs.
Megan Andersen is an English Language Specialist who collaborates with content area teachers to refine their teaching practices and support English Language Learners in the classroom.
Megan knows that all students benefit from instructional approaches and strategies that support academic language development in the classroom. Teachers who know how to support English language learners find success and growth with all students in their class.
Megan has taught language learners in middle and high school for 16 years. She also has taught adult English learners from countries around the world in the Pathways Global On-line program for Brigham Young University of Idaho.
Megan is experienced in co-teaching with content area teachers in language arts, math, and social studies. Incorporating language instruction to content instruction is her passion.
Megan holds a BA in English Education from Brigham Young University and a MA in Teaching the Linguistically Diverse from Regis University.