Meeting the Needs of Struggling Students in Math for Middle and High School

When registering for any summer workshop, be sure to provide an email address and phone number where you can be reached during the summer.

Professional Development
Offered by: 
Professional DevelopmentMath
Special Education


To effectively meet the need of Middle School and High School students struggling in math, it is necessary to understand the root cause of the struggle and to apply a variety of tested interventions. This workshop focuses on identifying and addressing student struggles with decoding math questions and symbols, developing concrete-to-abstract reasoning processes, and self-assessing results in the context of historically challenging math topics.

A laptop is recommended for this course.

Audience and Grade Level

Teachers, Grades 6-12.


12 PDPs will be awarded to participants upon the completion of these two days of training, in addition to outside assignments (as per DESE regulations).


Future training dates will be announced here. If you have questions or are interested in offering this training on-site, please contact us.

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, CES 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 7 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.