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Mathematics for English Language Learners Conference

Date of Release: 06/29/2006

SAN MARCOS — Texas State University-San Marcos will host the Mathematics for English Language Learners Conference July 7-8 at the LBJ Student Center on campus.

More than 420 educators from across the state and Mexico have already registered for the MELL conference, which will focus on giving teachers practical, real-world tools and strategies to help them teach mathematics in the classroom. Sample topics include “A Fraction of Mexican Games,” “Understanding the English Language Through Mathematics,” “Teaching Mathematics in Spanglish” and “Using Algebra to Build Your Dream Home.” The MELL conference will feature 29 different concurrent sessions, with most sessions presented twice.

Registration is required for participation in all conference activities. Full registration fee includes access to all workshops, general sessions and meals. The registration fee is $75 per participant and includes breakfast on Friday and Saturday, lunch on Friday and the CD of conference presentations.

The Texas State University System Mathematics for English Language Learners (TSUS MELL) project is a multiyear effort developing instructional resources designed to increase the effectiveness of mathematics instruction for English Language Learning students in K-12 schools. The project is a partnership between the Texas State University System, its component universities and the Texas Education Agency.

For more information, call (512) 245-2065, or visit http://www.tsusmell.org online.