Language Central for Math Professional Development


This one-day workshop addresses how academic vocabulary affects students’ focus on the math concepts they are learning. Participants explore how Language Central for Math uses a research-supported teaching framework developed in collaboration with Jim Cummins to help English language learners and struggling students develop the academic vocabulary necessary to master math. They examine situations when the math vocabulary, not the mathematical concepts, hinder student mastery. Participants learn strategies that directly address this issue and reinforce the instruction given in the math classroom.



Program Facts

State Pages

  • English Language Learners (ELL)
  • Common Core State Standards