Meeting the Needs of Struggling Students in Math

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The core of differentiated instruction revolves around creating equal access to mathematical ideas without simplifying the mathematical content of a lesson. This ideal poses many challenges to us as teachers.

Participants in this workshop will deepen their ability to:

  • Engage struggling students with challenging mathematics tasks
  • Support the development of academic language
  • Encourage multiple means of communication
  • Assess student performance and plan effective instruction.

Audience and Grade Level

Teachers, Paraprofessionals, Principals and Assistant Principals, Special Educators, Math Coaches and Math Specialists; Grades 3-12.


18 PDPs will be awarded to participants upon the completion of these three days of training. Note that these 18 PDPs will satisfy the SPED-related requirement for recertification. 

Date and Location

This is a three day workshop: August 2-4, 2017, 9:00am - 4:00pm, at the Collaborative for Educational Services in Northampton (Register by July 25)

Cost and Registration

The cost of the workshop is $300 for member districts, and $330 for non-member districts.


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    Ena T. Arel holds an M.S. in Physics (ABD) and is currently completing her M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction at Fitchburg State University. She holds MA certification in Middle School and High School Math, as well as High School Physics. 

For more information, contact:
Events Coordinator
413.586.4900 x5981


A maximum class size is set for each course and registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. If the number of registrations for a course exceeds the maximum seats available or is too low to be able to conduct a quality learning experience, the Collaborative will inform you of available options.

Course Cancellation

If you wish to cancel your registration, please submit a request in writing (via mail, email or fax) no later than 5 business days before the workshop’s start date. After that, there are no refunds or billing adjustments.

In the event that a course is cancelled by the Collaborative for Educational Services, we will notify you as soon as possible. Please be sure to provide your best email address and phone number so we can contact you.  Although every effort is made to avoid last minute cancellations, if an emergency arises, we will do our best to reach you at the phone number and email address you provide. 

Inclement Weather

Any delays or cancellations are posted online at You may also call 413.588.5979 after 6:30am for information about classes that day.