Professional Development for Coaching Mathematics

Graduate & Professional

During this highly interactive institute, you will investigate mathematics related to K-8 classroom settings, analyze case studies of math coaching, and explore essential issues facing educators today.

Program Overview

This institute is a must for any math coach, math specialist, or teacher leader looking to develop their craft in supporting adult learners through a math coaching model. Whether you’re new to math coaching or have been doing it for years, this week-long professional learning experience is for you. Join us on campus or online to experience some of the best professional learning for leaders in mathematics education.

As math coaches, you face a number of challenges in your position:

  • You need to foster strong relationships with all of your colleagues and build trust among them.
  • You encounter resistant behavior as teachers grapple with change.
  • You have to navigate that middle ground between what administrators want and what your teachers need.
  • You’re so busy providing professional learning for others you haven't had as much time to grow yourself.

Let us help

We’ve been supporting math coaches for over a decade and we have developed this week-long coaching institute to help you navigate the challenges you face and develop your skills as a math coach. Whether you’re new to the position or have been a math coach for years, this institute is for you. Learn from experienced math coaches who understand the position and share your insights on the rewards and challenges it has to offer.

What to expect

During this highly interactive institute, you will investigate mathematics related to K-8 classroom settings, analyze case studies of math coaching, and explore the following essential issues you face:

  • Cultivating relationships based on mathematics teaching and learning with all types of teachers including the inexperienced, experienced and teachers that are resistant to change.
  • Framing the connection between your goals and the goals of your teachers.
  • Preparing for and conducting classroom observations.
  • Planning for and facilitating mathematics discussions during teacher meetings.
  • Collaborating with principals and district administrators.
  • Refining and reflecting on coaching practices.
  • Preparing for and conducting learning labs in classrooms.

The institute can also be customized for groups with specific needs and goals.

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