Ann DeChenne, M.Ed, earned a B. A from Portland State University in Social Sciences in 2006 and a Master’s Degree in Education through the Bilingual Pathways Program at Portland State University in 2008. Ann is completing a Ph.D. in Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment, and Evaluation from Walden University with a research focus on rural education and language in mathematics. She works in a small rural-fringe high school in Oregon. In addition, Ann is the Founder/Director of Little by Little Education Services, a 501c3 nonprofit working with schools, administration, teachers, and students in the USA, Chile, Mexico, and soon India. The organization's website is www.littlebylittle-education.org
Course No. ED478n, ED578n
This course is designed to empower teachers with strategies for leveraging language functions to enhance content instruction in the mainstream classroom. It emphasizes the idea that language is a crucial tool for learning and understanding academic subjects, and through this course, teachers can learn to effectively integrate language functions into their teaching practices to support student success.
Course No. MA401i, MA501i
Get a jump-start in teaching your elementary students the language of math. In this course, you will use evidence-based math practices that cover how to work with your students by implementing a math language that focuses on learning the essential functions of math to aid all students.
Course No. MA401g, MA501g
Math is a universal language; it transcends cultural, economic, and social barriers. Learning the language of math involves more than a list of vocabulary words; it requires us to delve into evidence-based math practices to build competency and proficiency for our students to overcome achievement gaps and gain long-term mathematical success. This course will cover how to work with your math students to implement a math language that focuses on aiding all students in learning math. Participants in the course will gain tips and tools to identify the language functions of math standards, assignments, mathematical academic language, and general language to support students in your math classroom.