Supporting English Language Learning in Math Class

Class Details

  • Class Type: Online
  • Date: 6/20/2018 - 7/18/2018
  • Adams State Credit: 1
  • Nonmember Price: $145
  • CEA Member Price: $45
  • Graduate credit for this class is optional and costs an additional $55. This class is a book study and requires students to purchase a book.

  • Currently Enrolled: 9 of 20
  • Class Type: Online
  • Date: 1/7/2019 - 2/10/2019
  • Adams State Credit: 1
  • Nonmember Price: $145
  • CEA Member Price: $45
  • This course is available for graduate credit at $55.00 per credit. This book has a required text: Supporting English Language Learners in Math Class, Grades 6-8 by Kathy Melanese, Luz Chung, and Cheryl Forbes.

  • Currently Enrolled: 16 of 20
  • Class Type: Online
  • Date: 6/10/2019 - 7/14/2019
  • Adams State Credit: 1
  • Nonmember Price: $145
  • CEA Member Price: $45
  • Registration for the optional graduate credits ($55 per credit) is a separate transaction through Adams State. Registration information will be available after you enroll.

  • Currently Enrolled: 9 of 25

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.

Required Text:

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.
  • Grade(s): 6th Grade 7th Grade 8th Grade
  • Subject(s): English Language Learning Math


Megan Andersen

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.


Betty Morrow-Simmons
This class provided lots of useful suggestions for working with ELL students. It stresses how important vocabulary is for all students in mathematics.

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