IM Experience Webinar Series

Experience a series of live virtual webinar events where math education experts and practitioners are joined by Illustrative Mathematics’ thought leaders to discuss pertinent topics concerning today’s math teachers and instructional leaders.

During each event, IM representatives showcase features of the IM K–12 Math™ curriculum and invite the IM community to learn more about our vision to create a world where all learners know, use, and enjoy mathematics.


Cultivating Brilliance through Grade-level Instruction

July 11, 2023
2:30 pm ET

60 min

As we reflect on this school year and look towards the summer, we have been considering the practices and frameworks that support teachers in granting all students access to grade-level content. At Illustrative Mathematics we believe that all students are brilliant, and with the right conditions and support, can shine brightly.

In the fourth webinar of the series we will host a midsummer panel discussion with equity leaders and math education education experts. The focus will be on the practices and structures that support historically marginalized groups with acquiring critical math skills. This team of experts will share insights and practical instructional moves to ensure all students. including Black, Brown, and multilingual learners, feel seen, heard, and challenged in the math classroom.


Audra McPhillips
PreK–12 Mathematics Specialist,
Warwick Public Schools

Lacey Robinson
President and CEO,

Odalis Amparo
K–5 Instructional Math Coach,
Holyoke Public Schools

Okera Hawkins
Instructional Coach, DC Public Schools,
CEO, Sound Perception Consulting, LLC

During the webinar, Illustrative Mathematics CEO and Co-Founder, Bill McCallum will share details about the importance of building community and fostering a sense of belonging in the IM Classroom.

This event is hosted by Dionne Aminata, Senior Director, Strategic Initiatives, Illustrative Mathematics. 


Leveraging Coherence to Build Responsive Classrooms

June 1, 2023
60 min

Across the country, teachers have been charged with building responsive classrooms where students’ mathematical thinking drives instructional decisions. But, how does this actually work in real life?

Watch this incredible discussion as teachers and leaders of Greeley-Evans School District 6 in Greeley, Colorado reflect on their journey towards creating responsive and affirming classroom environments where all students contribute to their mathematical learning. They share how deeply understanding the coherent progression of the math content standards has supported them to successfully listen and respond to student thinking.

During this webinar, Illustrative Mathematics CEO and Co-Founder, Bill McCallum highlights the coherent design of the highly-rated IM K–12 Math™ curriculum, and the importance of responsiveness in the IM Classroom.

This event is hosted by Dionne Aminata, Senior Director, Strategic Initiatives, Illustrative Mathematics.

Building Thinking in an IM Classroom

May 4, 2023
60 min

IM users everywhere are sharing their experiences with implementing IM K–12 Math™ alongside the practices within researcher Peter Liljedahl’s book, Building Thinking Classrooms in Mathematics (2020). They’ve discovered a tangible alignment between the intended structure of the IM Classroom and many of the 14 Practices described in the book. Moreover, IM teachers and leaders alike are excited about the shifts they are seeing in their math classrooms.

This webinar invites you to experience this insightful discussion first-hand! Author Peter Liljedahl offers field-tested and practical ways to build engaging math classrooms that center student thinking, and encourage both student autonomy and collaboration. Peter is joined by math education experts Kelly Baker and Adrienne Baytops-Paul, both experienced practitioners who have successfully implemented the IM curriculum and built Thinking Classrooms at the elementary and middle school levels, respectively.

During the webinar, Illustrative Mathematics CEO and Co-Founder, Bill McCallum shares details about the IM Classroom and how IM’s problem-based instructional model builds thinking for all students.

Whether you’re a classroom teacher, math coach, or school or district leader, this webinar is designed to provide you with tools to develop and sustain equitable learning environments that encourage all students to actively participate in critical thinking and problem solving during math instruction.

This event is hosted by Dionne Aminata, Senior Director, Strategic Initiatives, Illustrative Mathematics.

Implementing a Problem-based Instructional Model

March 30, 2023
60 min

Problem-based instruction is a powerful approach to mathematics education that emphasizes critical thinking, student discourse, problem-solving, and collaboration. In today’s classrooms, as teachers address varying degrees of gaps in instruction due to the onset of the pandemic and other factors, implementing a problem-based instructional model is increasingly important.

During this webinar, a formidable panel of math educators at the state, district, school, and classroom levels come together to discuss the impact of implementing a problem-based instructional model. Learn best practices as they share their experiences—both the wins and the challenges of implementation.

Also experience Illustrative Mathematics CEO and Co-Founder, Bill McCallum as he introduces the IM Classroom. He highlights how high-quality instructional materials and professional learning supports teachers and instructional leaders in providing rigorous and affirming grade-level mathematics instruction to all students.

This event is hosted by Dionne Aminata, Senior Director, Strategic Initiatives, Illustrative Mathematics.

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The IM Experience connects educators to engaging experiences and resources by elevating the IM curriculum journey. Learn how IM is delivering experiences that inspire, uplift, and encourage learners to know, use, and enjoy mathematics. Learn more about the IM Experience today!