Professional Learning

Support instructional practices that drive student achievement in mathematics

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Meaningful shifts in instructional practice require the development of foundational knowledge, modeling of instructional skills, and ongoing feedback and support for teachers. Illustrative Mathematics (IM) offers a suite of Professional Learning Services that provides opportunities for educators to enhance and strengthen their instructional practice and improve learning outcomes for all students.

Support standards-aligned instruction
Provide teachers with the foundational skills and confidence to implement state and College and Career Readiness mathematics standards.

Develop deep understanding of coherence
Ensure instructional coherence across lessons and within and across grade levels to provide students with learning experiences that are clear, meaningful, and motivating.

Demonstrate meaningful mathematics discussions
Build teachers’ skills in facilitating mathematics discussions that encourage students to think deeply and share their thinking.

Benefit from the experience of expert educators
Work with IM certified facilitators who have gone through a rigorous qualification process and attended intensive training to deliver impactful professional learning experiences.

Explore the IM Professional Learning Services Suite

IM Learning™ Middle School Curriculum
Grades 6-8
Are you getting the most out of the IM Middle School Curriculum? Combine this OER curriculum with flexible, affordable professional learning to ensure it is implemented with fidelity. Math coaches and teachers will deepen their understanding of the curriculum and build their skills through year-long embedded instructional support, delivered in person and virtually.

IM Learning™ 5 Practices
Grades K-12
Mathematics discussions deepen students’ understanding and empower them as learners, but facilitating those discussions can be daunting. Help teachers become pros with a one-day workshop devoted to a close examination and modeling of 5 Practices for Orchestrating Productive Mathematics Discussions based on the work of Smith and Stein.*
*Used with permission of the authors of 5 Practices for Orchestrating Productive Mathematics Discussions, copyright 2011, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. All rights reserved.

IM Learning™ GO Math!
Do teachers and coaches feel fully supported in aligning the GO Math! Curriculum to the Common Core State Standard (CCSS)? This one-day workshop will help teachers better align the GoMath! curriculum to the standards by identifying extraneous content and supplementing gaps in the GO Math! curriculum using the guidance documents (produced by Student Achievement Partners) while focusing on developing student learning.
GO Math! is a registered trademark of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

IM Virtual Math Coach
Grades K-12
Stuck on the best way to teach a particular concept? Not sure how your curriculum aligns to a certain standard? Just need to bounce an idea off of someone? We’ve got your back—and answers and ideas—with on-demand instructional support from highly qualified math coaches and teachers.

Fractions Progression Course
Grades 3-5
Understanding the mathematics progressions the CCSS are built around is critical to successful instruction. But the progression documents aren’t exactly light reading. This self-paced online course uses videos and lessons to unpack fractions progressions for teachers.

IM Keynotes & Presentations
Looking for a dynamic speaker or presenter for your event? Our mathematician experts are available to present on mathematics and leadership topics such as a deep dive into the progression of standards, the importance of coherence, shifts in instructional practices, the curriculum we author, and so much more.