March 2015 NTI: Participant-led Session: 6-12 Math

NTI Participants

Curriculum & Instruction: Planning and Implementing Scaffolds in Mathematics to Support Struggling Students Including Students with Disabilities

Kathleen R. Scholand, Mattituck-Cutchogue UFSD, Teacher/Mathematics Department Coordinator, NYS Common Core Institute Fellow
Donna Kart, Wappingers Falls Central School District, Teacher/Instructional Coach, NYS Common Core Institute Fellow


  • Participants will learn strategies the presenter uses to create scaffolds for struggling learners when planning for instruction.
  • Participants will receive and share strategies used to assist struggling learners during instruction.

Effective instruction depends to a large extent on a teacher’s responsiveness to the needs of struggling learners.  This is a crucial point since all students struggle at one time or another. It is a critical point for students with learning disabilities.  In this session, participants will learn how to create scaffolds for struggling learners during planning for instruction and how to make adjustments to scaffold for struggling learners during a lesson.  Participants will leave the session with a framework to determine when and how to incorporate scaffolds to meet the R.E.A.L.I.T.Y. of their student learners.

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