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Fostering Student Motivation in Math Instruction Aligned with CCSS
Free webinar with Jim Middleton, professor of Engineering Education
Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering

Live: Wednesday, August 13, 2014
10–11 a.m. MST
Recording available to Education Connections members
Please share with your graduate students if appropriate.

Education Connections will be hosting a webinar on Wednesday, August 13, from 1-2 pm EDT, titled, “Fostering Student Motivation in Mathematics Instruction Aligned with the Common Core.” In this webinar, James Middleton will share strategies for fostering student motivation in the context of Common Core aligned mathematics instruction. Drawing on his extensive research and experience working with school districts, Middleton will talk about what teachers can do to help all students, and especially English learner students, access critical content and succeed in mathematics.

Middleton is a professor of Engineering Education in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering and director of ASU’s Center for Research on Education in Science, Mathematics, Engineering, and Technology. His research interests focus on children’s mathematical thinking, teacher and student motivation in mathematics, and teacher change in mathematics. He is currently engaged in a project studying the sustainability of changes in urban elementary teachers’ mathematics practices.

All of his work has been conducted in collaborative partnerships with diverse, economically challenged, urban schools. This relationship has resulted in a significant positive impact on the direction that partner districts have taken, including a significant increase in mathematics achievement in the face of a rising poverty rate.

About Education Connections
The Center for Applied Linguistics would like to invite you to join our new online network of teachers, Education Connections, hosted on the University of Oregon’s ObaVerse platform, and to inform you about upcoming Education Connections events. Education Connections provides free resources and a community of peers to support your implementation of standards-based instruction with all students, and especially with English learner (EL) students.

Education Connections provides:

  • Professional Learning Communities for connecting with your colleagues.
  • Resources that are practical, teacher-oriented, and posted weekly, covering standards-based instruction and focused on Common Core State Standards and ELs.
  • Webinars by experts in the field of EL education.
  • Lesson Plans and a monthly lesson planning competition – you could win $100!

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