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2 Day Seminars

Using Scaffolded Instruction to Foster Math Problem-Solving Skills

This seminar will give practical steps for building problem-solving skills within a math classroom. Participants will be given strategies that enhance the learning environment and will also be provided with templates that guide students to show their thinking and to aid in perseverance.  In addition, participants will learn tools that help students with language-based learning disabilities (LBLD) engage with dreaded word problems. The importance of scaffolded instruction, promoting a “Growth Mindset,” decoding vocabulary, and getting students to interact with the process of mathematics will all be addressed.


Upon completion, participants will be able to:


  • describe the difference between a fixed mindset and a growth mindset and identify patterns and behaviors that are associated with each
  • explain how to utilize provided templates to help students problem-solve in an organized manner
  • utilize resources that support decoding mathematical vocabulary and explain the importance of students being able to read/pronounce vocabulary properly in order to understand its meaning and engage effectively with word problems



This course is appropriate for educators at the high school level.



Participants wishing to receive 1 graduate credit for this course must bring payment of $200 on the first day of the seminar. Payment must be made via credit card or check made out to Fitchburg State University. Cash or Purchase Order will not be accepted for this payment.


This course is offered for 1.0 ASHA CEUs (Introductory level, Professional area).

Course Information

10 Hours/PDPs (included)
1 Graduate Credit ($200 additional fee payable on first day of seminar)
1.0 ASHA CEUs (optional)
Dates/Time Price
July 25-26, 2018
8:30am - 3:00pm

Registration is unavailable at this time.

Teachers Say...

"I enjoyed everything about attending the Landmark Outreach workshop. Mr. Craig was very knowledgeable about the topics presented and he made himself available during breaks for further discussion."

Jared Honig

About the Instructor

Adam Craig

Adam is the head of the Landmark High School Mathematics Department. He joined the Landmark community in 2010 after teaching at a public school in Ohio for six years. Adam began his experience at Landmark by teaching both math classes and language arts tutorials. He currently holds a master’s in moderate special education from Simmons College.



Mr. Craig receives a speaking fee.



Mr. Craig states no nonfinancial relationships exist.

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