REL offering webinar on how to support struggling math students


Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) Central will host a free webinar 3 p.m. ET Sept. 20 designed to help educators improve mathematics outcomes in the middle grades.

The webinar will introduce the What Works Clearinghouse practice guide, Assisting Students Struggling with Mathematics: Response to Intervention for Elementary and Middle Schools.” The webinar is designed to increase educators’ understanding of research-based questioning strategies in order to increase student readiness for Algebra I. 

REL Central researcher David Yanoski will facilitate the webinar, and the University of Hawaii’s Barb Dougherty will lead participants through the guide and related activities. The event will include:

  • An introduction to the practice guide;
  • An overview of the practice guide’s eight recommendations;
  • A close review of the Explicit and Systematic Instruction recommendation and discussion of how to implement it; and
  • A guided explanation of questioning strategies and discussion of how to implement that framework into instruction.

This webinar is intended for teachers, personnel, coaches and administrators at the upper elementary and middle school levels who want to improve math instruction for struggling students. State education agency officials are also welcome to attend.

To register, visit this Institute of Education Sciences webpage.

The Regional Educational Laboratories build the capacity of educators to use data and research to improve student outcomes. Each REL responds to needs identified in its region and makes learning opportunities and other resources available to educators throughout the United States. The REL program is a part of the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) in the U.S. Department of Education. To receive regular updates on REL work, including events and reports, follow IES on Facebook and Twitter.