Illustrative Mathematics

IM Certified™ professional learning

The Mathematics Institute of Wisconsin is proud to be a certified partner of Illustrative Mathematics(IM) professional learning. IM certified professional learning includes a full suite of offerings tailored to complement the IM curriculum and build educator capacity to implement the materials with fidelity.

IM Learning™

Ensure the masterful implementation of Illustrative Mathematics Curricula and improve student outcomes with IM professional learning.

Choose from a variety of different professional learning opportunities to deepen your team’s understanding of the curriculum, increase their familiarity with the curriculum materials, and make meaningful shifts in their instructional practices. Many packages include ongoing unit-by-unit training throughout the year that builds on the foundation to support coaches and teacher leaders working with other teachers within their school or district. Each unit training offers a deeper look into both the mathematics and routines within individual units.

Depending on the duration of the package you choose, participants will:

  • Examine the curriculum architecture, including the structure of a lesson, coherence in the curriculum, and balance in the curriculum
  • Be introduced to the curriculum materials, including practice problems and assessments
  • Discuss the norms, routines, and structures
  • Explore the built-in supports
  • Learn to anticipate common issues teachers may encounter with the curriculum and its implementation (For coaches only)

Learn more about bringing IM Learning™ to your school

IM Learning™ Instructional Academies

(Two days on-site)

Two-Day Introduction to the IM Curriculum

During this two-day event, participants will join an IM Certified facilitator for an overview of the IM curricula.

Participant will understand:

  • the structure of a lesson and the purpose of each component
  • where to find teacher and student resources in the curriculum
  • the purposes of different curriculum assessments and where to find opportunities for assessment
  • how instructional supports and extensions are used throughout the curriculum
  • the purpose of math content routines
  • the 5 Practices framework for productive discussion and how the framework supports teachers in their planning
  • the purpose of math language routines and how the routines support mathematical language development
  • a process for planning to teach a lesson in Unit 1and how the activities in a lesson are connected to the learning goal
  • the importance of norms in a problem-based classroom and considerations for establishing norms in the classroom


Day 1:

Problem-based lesson structure
Math Content Routines

Day 2:

5 Practices
Math Language Routines
Teaching Unit 1
Classroom Norms

Upcoming IM Learning™ Instructional Academies

IM 9-12 Math – August 5-6, 2020

IM 6-8 Math – August 11-12, 2020

IM Learning™ Instructional Academies

IM Learning™ Virtual Unit Overviews

Virtual unit overviews support teachers to make effective instructional decisions such as engaging students, effective questioning, pacing, formative assessment and differentiation, through making visible the big ideas and coherence within a unit, and how understanding the trajectory of learning goals across lesson supports effective planning.

Join our Math Institute Virtual Unit Overviews to learn with teachers from a variety of districts or contact us for more information on district specific options.

Upcoming IM Learning™ Virtual Unit Overviews

IM 9-12 Math VUO

IM 6-8 Math VUO

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