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IM Learning™ Instructional Academy (August)

August 21 @ 8:30 am - August 22 @ 3:30 pm


IM Learning™ Instructional Academy
(Two days on-site + 8 two-hour virtual trainings)

Workshop Dates: August 21-22, 2019

Workshop Times: 8:30am – 3:30pm

Location: TBD
Waukesha, WI 53188

Virtual Training Dates: TBD (2019-20 School Year)

Cost: $1000 Includes light breakfast and lunch.

Two-Day Introduction to the 6-8 Curriculum
Working with an IM certified facilitator, participants explore the problem-based lesson structure of the curriculum and learn to leverage both the 5 Practices framework and instructional routines to foster student discourse. Participants also discover embedded mathematical routines for English learners and prepare to teach Unit 1.

Virtual Trainings (2 hours per session)

Get an overview of the Grades 6-8 units to gain an understanding of the important mathematical ideas you’ll cover, with time reserved for Q&A.  These trainings will be scheduled approximately once per month throughout the school year.

Participant Learning Outcomes

  • Review how the curriculum builds coherence through purposeful sequencing of activities, lessons, and units.
  • Learn how the curriculum balances conceptual understanding, procedural fluency, and applications.
  • Explore how the curriculum uses practice problems, extensions, and assessments.
  • Discover how the materials support students’ mathematical language development, particularly for English language learners.
  • Internalize the importance of norms in a discourse-driven classroom.
  • Discuss how the curriculum uses the 5 Practices framework, norms, and routines.
  • Implement number talks and info gaps.


Day 1: 
8:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m. 

  • Problem-based Lesson Structure
  • Introduction to the Materials
  • Open Up Resources Material Exploration

1:00 p.m.–3:30 p.m.

  • Assessment in the Curriculum
  • Supports for English Learners
  • Supports for Students with Disabilities
  • Practice Problems and Extensions

Day 2: 
8:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m. 

  • 5 Practices Framework
  • Instructional Routines in the Curriculum

1:00 p.m.–3:30 p.m.

  • Facilitated Unit 1 Planning
  • Classroom Norms

CANCELLATION POLICY: Cancellations made more than 180 days prior to this event will receive a full refund minus a processing fee of $25. Cancellations made between 180 and 30 days of the event will receive a 50% refund minus a processing fee of $25. No refunds will be issued for cancellations made within 30 days of the event.

*Courses will not run if enrollment is less than 6 participants. In the case of low enrollment refunds will be issued.

This workshop will be capped at 32 participants. The deadline to register is August 14, 2019.

Need to register by check? Print the registration form in the link below and mail it with your payment.

Attn: Sherry Bucholtz Mathematics Institute of Wisconsin W233 N2080 Ridgeview Parkway Suite 100 Waukesha, WI 53188

***Please note that registration forms mailed without payment will not be processed until payment has been received. Registration is not complete until you have received your confirmation email.***

Printable Registration Form


August 21 @ 8:30 am
August 22 @ 3:30 pm