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MELL Articles and Presentations

The MELL project is active throughout each project year presenting research findings and products to interested audiences at conferences and events.  The MELL project believes in making its presentations, publications and products as widely available as possible so that educators have ready access to new information and catalysts for change.

Articles

MELL in Print

The MELL project team is continually sharing its best practice knowledge with educators and fellow researchers through presentations and published articles.  Other authors also reference the MELL project's work in their materials.  This page holds the most recent articles from MELL team members.

Title Journal Author Date
       
Bridging the Language Barrier in Mathematics Mathematics Teacher Winsor, Matthew S. 12/2007
Reading and Mathematics Connection: English Language Learner Students’ Perspective Journal of Mathematical Sciences & Mathematics Education Das, Kumer P. 06/2008
Presentations

MELL Team Presentations

The MELL project is asked to present project findings and products to colleagues throughout Texas and the nation. The MELL project believes strongly in sharing project information with as wide an audience as possible beyond conference proceedings. This page holds all of the most recent MELL presentations conducted by MELL staff. Please check back often for new presentations.

Title Description Author Forum Date
         

Strategies for Teaching Mathematics to ELL Students

Presents identified best practice strategies for teaching ELL students mathematics.

Huling, Leslie
Jasper, Bill
Fischer, Joyce
Beck, John

TASA Midwinter Conference

1/2007

Fostering Positive Math Experiences with ELL Students

Discusses easy and useful techniques for helping ELL students enjoy learning mathematics instead of being afraid to.

Fischer, Joyce

Mathematical Association of America

1/2007

Contemporary Practices in Preservice Education

Analysis of the mathematics education components in courses, field experience and student teaching of the teacher preparation programs in Texas.

White, Larry

Southwest Educational Research Association

2/2006

MELL Literature Review

Analysis of scientific based research and literature addressing mathematics instruction for ELLs and analysis of what is known and what is missing from the existing literature.

Summerlin, Jim

Southwest Educational Research Association

2/2006

Strategies that Address Learning Needs of ELLs

Results of an analysis of the best practices in terms of mathematics content, pedagogy, and common field experiences associated with successful programs.

Jasper, Bill

Southwest Educational Research Association

2/2006

Teacher Math ELL Professional Development Needs

Texas teacher survey data and focus group findings on the professional development needs of secondary mathematics ELL teachers.

Richardson, Sandra
Wilkinson, MaryE

Southwest Educational Research Association

2/2006

Math ELL Prof Dev Needs Mapped to Available Programs

Matrix comparing the perceived professional development needs of secondary mathematics teachers of ELLs and available professional development resources.

Richardson, Sandra
Wilkinson, MaryE

Southwest Educational Research Association

2/2006

Analysis of Preservice Teacher Knowledge

Analysis and discussion of the results of the formative assessment of mathematics TExES competencies given to over 500 preservice teachers.

Lien, Vi

Southwest Educational Research Association

2/2006

Preparing Teachers to Ensure ELL Math Success

Presents research data that demonstrate success in closing the gaps in ELL student achievement by improving mathematics learning through best practices methods.

Fischer, Joyce

Southwest Educational Research Association

2/2006

MELL Accion Model

Discusses pilot professional development plan (ACCION) and the assessment of the program’s effect on student ELL learning outcomes.

Fischer, Joyce

Southwest Educational Research Association

2/2006

Current ELL Math Professional Development in Texas

Analysis of various professional development programs that address issues and strategies related to ELL instruction.

Fischer, Joyce

Southwest Educational Research Association

2/2006

Math TEKS Refinement Training:  MELL Awareness

Overview of ELL teaching strategies as they pertain to mathematics essential skills and knowledge.

Huling, Leslie

Texas Math TEKS Refinement Training

1/2006

A Closer Look at TAKS Data

Presentation on ELL student performance on Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) statewide standardized test.  Concludes that significant differences remain in performance of ELL versus non ELL students.

Das, Kumer

Southwest Educational Research Association

07/2006

Best Practices Framework for
Preservice Math Education

Discusses guiding principles developed to improve teacher preparation for teaching mathematics to the ELL and other special needs populations.

White, Larry

Southwest Educational Research Association

06/2007

MELL Overview

Overview of MELL project its basis, five member universities, and the project direction going forward.

Huling, Leslie

Various forums

06/2006

Looking for something from one of our MELL summer conferences? The Conferences page contains a wealth of training, research and best practice presentations and materials offered at the various MELL conferences over the years.

Conference Archive

MELL Conference Presentations

Looking for something from one of our MELL summer conferences? The Conferences page contains a wealth of training, research and best practice presentations and materials offered at the various MELL conferences over the years.