Online classes at the Math Institute

Math Institute Online Courses

Actionable Math Tools, Flexible Format

Take your professional learning online and expand your math support system with these online courses designed to fit your schedule.

Focus on Fall: Planning for Success


A three-week online course designed to help teachers navigate how to head back to school this fall, leveraging our strengths and the strengths of our students as we consider what mathematics instruction will look like, whether it’s face-to-face or from a distance/remote. Participants will explore and analyze their current curricular materials to plan instruction that keeps grade-level learning as a top priority and focuses on moving students forward, using equitable instructional practices to make sure that all learners have opportunities for success.

While we can’t control what school will look like in the fall, we know we are flexible, resilient, and willing to face challenges head-on to do what we can to support students. We hope that you’ll join us for this course, as we work together to continue to make mathematics learning meaningful.

Course Syllabus *coming soon*



Course Goals:

  • Empower teachers to use current math materials to integrate unfinished learning coherently within grade-level expectations
  • Consider a variety of instructional models (e.g., face-to-face, synchronous/asynchronous, digital/print) and how to plan for meaningful learning in any situation
  • Connect and collaborate with a virtual professional learning community to prepare for fall

Course Expectations:

Each week, we will connect through live meetings and a virtual platform to check in and connect at the times that work best for each of us. This course is all about you and your curricular resources!

  • Participate in a 45-minute introductory session
  • Engage in weekly 2-hour live, synchronous sessions via Zoom
  • Participate in weekly online asynchronous coursework (6-8 hours) within your grade band, which includes posting on discussion boards, reacting to readings, providing feedback to fellow participants, and reflective responses to discussion posts via Schoology

Mastering Math Tasks


We’ve revamped our highly regarded Math Institute Fellows online course and removed the prerequisites to open the course to all math educators.

This 10-week online course focuses on the Mathematics Teaching Practice Implement tasks that promote reasoning and problem solving from Principles to Actions, a publication of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM).

Throughout the course participants will identify and implement high cognitive demand tasks, examine student work, and reflect on instructional practice with other educators.

With just three required virtual meetings, this course can be designed to fit busy schedules.

Course Syllabus *coming soon*



Weekly Focus:

Week 1 – Establishing common ground.

Week 2 – Learning about cognitive demand.

Week 3 – Cognitive demand and tasks

Week 4 – Our role in cognitive demand

Week 5 – Selecting tasks

Week 6 – Task implementation and feedback

Week 7 – Gathering student work

Week 8 – Examining student work

Week 9 – Essential element: professionalism

Week 10 – Final reflections

Empowering Emerging Math Coaches


Our most popular coaching workshop series is now online!

The emerging coaches workshop series is designed to help coaches investigate how to provide optimal learning opportunities for students while supporting teachers in their instruction. During this online workshop series, participants will utilize coaching skills and the coaching cycle while connecting standards and teaching to opportunities and outcomes for each and every student. Emerging coaches will build their repertoire of coaching strategies with the goal of developing mathematically proficient students.

Course Syllabus *coming soon*



Learn more about:

  • Identifying what the Standards for Mathematical Practice look like in action
  • Understanding critical standards progressions in mathematics
  • Examining shifts in classroom practice and their impact on student understanding
  • Supporting teachers implementing high-leverage teaching practices in mathematics

Benefits of our Math Institute Online Courses

Why Take Your Math Learning Online?


Earn University Credits

Our online classes qualify for both Graduate and Undergraduate credits. Credit is available through our partnership with the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee. Please note, participants must pay and register for credit through UWM.Learn More »

Convenient & Flexible

Professional Development doesn’t have to require endless hours in the classroom. Our online learning allows you to fit growth into your busy schedule. The convenience of our online programs allows for you to earn credits without the added hassle or expense of traveling.

Real Time Implementation

Participants in our online learning modules are exposed to a variety of new educational and instructional resources that can be directly applied in the classroom. This peer-to-peer collaboration allows you to learn from the successes and challenges of other educators.
Register Today for a Workshop or Institute

We offer a wide variety of professional development options. Check out our Program Catalog for more information about our workshops. Read more!

Summer Institutes Now Open for Registration!

If you haven’t attended one of our Summer Institutes, that is where we recommend you start. Our Online Programs are designed to build upon the foundational knowledge of our week-long sessions, we invite you to register for a Summer Institute today!