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FHU College of Education and Behavioral Sciences to Host Free Workshop

Henderson, Tenn. - Jan 29, 2016

Freed-Hardeman University’s College of Education and Behavioral Sciences will offer a free workshop on literacy in mathematics, Friday morning, February 5, 2016, at The Renaissance Center. Participants are eligible for a $1,000 scholarship if they enroll as new FHU graduate students in 2016.

The workshop, which begins at 9:00am and concludes at noon, will equip teachers with strategies for improving literacy in mathematics and helping students overcome obstacles. Discussions will focus on why literacy in mathematics is important and look at helpful strategies. Presenters will provide ways teachers can incorporate the strategies in their instruction.

FHU professors Jennifer Creecy and Dr. Alesha Northcutt will present the workshop. Creecy, who has taught at FHU since 2010, is the university’s assessment coordinator. Her areas of expertise include technology in the classroom and tests and measurement. Northcutt joined the FHU faculty last year. Prior to that, she spent nine years focusing on middle school mathematics education as a classroom teacher, mathematics instructional coach and a core coach for Tennessee.

The workshop is designed for teachers, learning coaches, tutors and undergraduate and graduate students. Those desiring more information may email gradstudies@fhu.edu.