Dual Language Education of New Mexico continues to support the development of an instructional framework to deepen students’ mathematical learning.
Achievement Inspired Mathematics for Scaffolding Student Success (AIM4S3) provides a framework of instructional components that shelters mathematics content to make it comprehensible and accessible to all students, with a specific focus on English learners (ELs) and academic language learners (ALLs). AIM4S3 is a powerful framework to support teachers in planning and implementing the Common Core State Standards. It can be utilized with any mathematics program and is applicable in kindergarten through high school, as well as post-secondary school. This model provides the strategies to allow students to own the language of mathematics, to access the knowledge, and to be fluent in demonstrating their understanding. It also deepens teachers’ mathematical understanding and curricular knowledge.
The three-day AIM4S3 training and workshop includes a model overview of the Key Instructional Principles and Components as well as supporting data, classroom demonstrations, and collaborative planning time.
Follow-up training is tailored to the needs of the school and the individual teachers. Past follow-up has included work sessions to develop Compendia, trainings to deepen and strengthen mathematical understandings, classroom demonstrations, teacher observations with supportive feedback, and meetings with administrators to address school goals. During AIM4S3 professional development, the training addresses the specific CCSSM units or mathematics core program implemented at the school site or district.
AIM4S3 Supported by Lockheed Martin - Sandia National Laboratories
June 24-26, 2013 in Albuquerque, New Mexico
Click here for the June 24-26 registration form. The training will close when we hit the maximum number of participants. The training will include classroom demonstrations at both the elementary and middle school level and is appropriate for elementary, middle and high school teachers. A description of the model can be found in the Soleado Winter 2011.
For information on the AIM4S3 model or on scheduling district level trainings, please contact Lisa Meyer at
As a resource for teachers who have participated in professional development for AIM4S3, this Compendium Bank offers a sampling of compendia for download. These come from teachers across a range of programs, grade levels, language of instruction, etc. We hope that these will support teachers' thinking and planning as they develop their own unit compendia with specific students, standards, and classroom contexts in mind. This bank will grow over time, so keep checking back!
AIM4S3 videos now available to subscribers
Related articles in Soleado
Scaffolding Language and Content Learning in a Core Mathematics Program Soleado Fall 2011
Impacting Second Grade Student Achievement in Mathmatics With AIM4S3 Implementation Soleado Fall 2012
Technology and Talk—Bringing Purpose, Accountability, and Understanding to Homework Soleado Winter 2012
Explorando las matemáticas de una manera más interactiva mediante el modelo AIM4S3 Soleado Summer 2012
Available electronically to DLeNM subscribers, the monograph that accompanies the AIM4Scubed training: Achievement Inspired Mathematics for Scaffolding Student Success— An instructional model for language and content learning. Monograph Series Vol. 4, 2011