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High-quality, engaging experiences certified by the authors of the IM curriculum

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Developed and certified by the curriculum authors
IM’s Certified professional learning offerings are developed and continuously refined by the curriculum’s authors, who work hand-in-hand with IM Certified Facilitators to create high-quality learning experiences for mathematics educators.

Designed to support shifts in instructional practice
Moving to a problem-based mathematics curriculum represents a significant practice shift for many educators. IM’s Certified professional learning guides teachers through the meaningful paradigm shifts that lead to improved student outcomes.

Delivered by master educators
IM Certified Facilitators undergo a rigorous qualification and training process to gain mastery in delivering impactful professional learning experiences based on the author’s intent.

Sustainable, scalable learning
Our professional learning is tailored to meet teachers where they are on the learning continuum, allowing educators at every level to develop their skills over time. Districts select the professional learning experience that best meets their needs—from an introductory session, to year-long support, to a three-year development package that builds teacher, coach, and leader capacity.

Proven to boost educator effectiveness
Our suite of professional learning helps teachers develop the skills and confidence to implement standards-aligned instruction, ensure curricular coherence within and across grade levels, facilitate meaningful mathematics discussions, and implement instructional routines that engage students and improve their learning.

“We learned about the curriculum by doing math and engaging in rich discussions. Our IM Certified™ Facilitator modeled the use of mathematical language routines and instructional routines, which helped us deepen our understanding of both the content and the curriculum. Not only did this training engage all our teachers, but also, we can't wait to see the impact the curriculum is going to have with our students.”

—Jill Rubinstein, Ed.D., Learning and Instruction Specialist, Eagle County, CO

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IM Certified™ 6–8 Math
Grades 6-8
A full suite of offerings tailored to complement the curriculum and build educator capacity to implement the materials with fidelity.

IM Certified™ High School Algebra 1, Geometry, and Algebra 2
Grades 9-12
Sign up for a spring 2019 pilot of our high school math series.

Is your professional learning IM Certified™?

To improve mathematics teaching and learning and close achievement gaps, teachers need access to high-quality curriculum materials and equally high-quality professional learning.

IM Certified™ professional development is expert-authored and designed to provide long-term, sustainable support for improving instruction and boosting student achievement.

IM develops, certifies, and delivers professional learning experiences that are deeply integrated with the curriculum, guiding teachers and leaders through instructional and practice shifts to improve learning outcomes for all.

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“We consider a facilitator’s 'IM Certified™' stamp shorthand for quality and expertise, both in mathematics and in delivering the very best professional learning experiences to teachers and coaches.”

—Katie Martin, Lead Secondary Math Teacher, New Hanover County Schools, Wilmington, NC

IM Certification™
Grades 6-8
IM Certified™ facilitators deliver high-quality professional learning to teachers, coaches, and district leaders, supporting districts that have adopted IM’s curriculum.

The IM Certification program trains qualified mathematics educators to lead exceptional IM Certified™ professional learning experiences. The program reflects the latest research on best practices for supporting professional learning for mathematics educators.

IM Certified™ Facilitators undergo a rigorous, application-based qualification process and attend intensive, ongoing trainings to gain mastery in delivering impactful professional learning experiences from the authors of the curriculum. Acceptance is reserved for educators with considerable expertise in teaching or coaching mathematics, active interest in leading high-quality PD, and the ability to commit to an ongoing, intensive course of study.

“Going through the IM Certification process has definitely helped me grow my skills and confidence as a facilitator. To know that the content I'm delivering is mathematically and pedagogically sound, and that I'll get to train others to use it while also growing and learning along with the participants, makes traveling to different places and meeting new faces a fantastic experience.”

—Belinda Thompson, IM Certified™ Facilitator