We are proud to be a certified partner of Illustrative Mathematics(IM) professional learning. We offer a variety of professional learning opportunities that support educators, coaches, and administrators as they implement the IM curriculum.
IM 6-12 Math Professional Learning Events
Synthesis is a key part of a problem-based lesson. In the IM Curriculum, synthesis often happens through student discourse. Using samples of student work, explore ways to plan and structure synthesizing discussions based on students sharing their ideas.
Gain an understanding of the 5 Practices for Orchestrating Mathematical Discussions, and how the curriculum embeds this planning structure in the materials to support both teacher planning and student learning.
Gain a deeper understanding of the 5 Practices by selecting and sequencing student work from curriculum lessons, and discussing classroom scenarios that could arise and impact instruction.
Prerequisite: The Five Practices – a Case Study
Are you considering the IM Math curriculum as part of your curriculum adoption process? This virtual event provides a preview of the IM Math curriculum before piloting or implementing the curriculum. It provides a survey of the IM curriculum with a focus on the philosophy and instructional shifts and the resources available in the curriculum around student understanding and discourse, planning, assessment, and instructional routines.
During this curriculum launch event, participants will be guided by an IM Certified facilitator to gain first-hand experience and fluency with the IM 6-12 Math curricula.
- Describe the structure of a lesson and the purpose of each component
- Locate teacher and student resources in the curriculum.
- Describe multiple opportunities for assessment and their purposes.
- Describe what instructional routines are and how they are used in the curriculum.
- Strengthen questioning strategies through planning.
- Describe how the math language routines provide options to support language development for all students.
- Locate resources and opportunities to support access for English learners and students with disabilities.
- Recognize the progression of understanding across the unit and how it is assessed.
- Describe a process that helps make visible the mathematical story during unit and lesson planning.
- Recognize classroom norms that make problem-based lessons successful.
Virtual unit overview participants collaborate with an IM Certified facilitator on an effective unit and lesson planning structure that focuses on the progression of understanding across the unit.