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Upcoming IM K–12 Math Professional Learning Events

Our network of IM Certified Partners offers professional learning opportunities year round that help educators, coaches, and administrators successfully implement our curriculum and create an engaging mathematics classroom.

Kendall Hunt

Upcoming IM Academies with Kendall Hunt: check back soon for upcoming events. 

Illustrative Mathematics 6-12 Teach & Learn Virtual Professional Learning Academy

Janruary 23, 2023

Join us for a special virtual professional teach & learn opportunity from Kendall Hunt and Illustrative Mathematics for grades 6-12 teachers and administrators. Facilitated by IM-Certified trainers, the focus of the various sessions include: establishing routines, experiencing the problem-based learning, curriculum overview for teachers and preparing to teach a unit.

Illustrative Mathematics K-5 Teach & Learn Virtual Professional Learning Academy

Janruary 24, 2023

Join us special virtual professional teach & learn opportunity from Kendall Hunt and Illustrative Mathematics for grades K-5 teachers and administrators. Facilitated by IM-Certified trainers, the focus of the various sessions include: establishing routines, experiencing the problem-based learning, curriculum overview for teachers and preparing to teach a unit.

Mathematics Institute of Wisconsin

The Mathematics Institute of Wisconsin provides a full suite of offerings tailored to complement the IM curriculum and build educator capacity to implement the materials with fidelity. Our team of IM Certified Facilitators are ready to support you onsite or online as you implement the IM K–12 Math.

IM K–5 Math: Adapting a Lesson Using Learning Goals (Grades K–2)

December 8, 2022

Gain an understanding of how the learning goals can help inform day-to-day choices to help with pacing in this flexible curriculum.
How can focusing on pedagogical decisions in our planning support the focus and pacing of the lessons? The purpose of this session is to provide teachers with strategies for making adaptations to lessons, based on the learning goals, in order to maintain pacing. The session builds on participants’ understanding of the problem-based lesson structure developed in Teach & Learn. Participants will gain an understanding of how the learning goals can help inform day-to-day choices to help with pacing in this flexible curriculum.

IM K–5 Math: Adapting a Lesson Using Learning Goals (Grades 3–5)

December 8, 2022

Gain an understanding of how the learning goals can help inform day-to-day choices tohelp with pacing in this flexible curriculum.
How can focusing on pedagogical decisions in our planning support the focus and pacing of the lessons? The purpose of this session is to provide teachers with strategies for making adaptations to lessons, based on the learning goals, in order to maintain pacing. The session builds on participants’ understanding of the problem-based lesson structure developed in Teach & Learn. Participants will gain an understanding of how the learning goals can help inform day-to-day choices to help with pacing in this flexible curriculum.

IM 6–12 Math: Enhancing Access with Math Language Routines Part 2

December 13, 2022

How can Math Language Routines provide enhanced access and challenge for all learners, and especially English learners? The purpose of this session is to continue exploring the eight Mathematical Language Routines (MLRs) that support the co-development and learning of mathematics and language. Participants will explore Clarify, Critique, Correct; Information Gap; Compare and Connect.

Michigan Math and Science Leadership Network (MMSLN)

MMSLN offers a suite of learning experiences designed to take educators on a deep-dive of the curriculum to explore problem-based learning and how they can implement it in their classrooms. Educators experience IM Math lessons, practice and rehearse key routines, explore various embedded supports for students with disabilities and English language learners, understand assessment materials and begin to use student thinking as a vehicle for productive planning.

IM Math™ Building Classroom Community | 6–12 Virtual

January 23, 2023

All students, each with unique knowledge and needs, enter the mathematics learning community as capable learners of meaningful mathematics. How do teachers learn about and leverage their students’ understandings and experiences in order to position and honor each student as a capable learner of mathematics? In this session we will consider structures to build classroom community so that students engage in each phase of the problem-based lesson structure: taking risks, engaging in mathematical discourse, productively struggling through problems, and participating in ways that make their ideas visible.

IM Math™ Understanding Progressions Across Grades (Spring) | K–2 Virtual

January 24, 2023

How does understanding the progression of mathematical ideas in a unit support us in planning and teaching lessons across the unit? In this session, teachers will learn a process to help them understand the mathematical progression of ideas in an upcoming unit through the use of unit narratives and assessments. They will use these understandings to support them in planning with the mathematical goal in mind.

IM Math™ Understanding Progressions Across Grades (Spring) | 3–5 Virtual

January 25, 2023

How does understanding the progression of mathematical ideas in a unit support us in planning and teaching lessons across the unit? In this session, teachers will learn a process to help them understand the mathematical progression of ideas in an upcoming unit through the use of unit narratives and assessments. They will use these understandings to support them in planning with the mathematical goal in mind.

IM Math™ Coaching Problem-Based Teaching and Learning | 6–12 Virtual

January 26, 2023

This 8-part series was designed to provide coaches with a deeper understanding of the structures and beliefs along with the core components and practices embedded in the IM 6–12 Math™ curriculum, supplemental materials, and professional learning for teachers.

Intended Audience

This session is ideal for coaches and math leaders who have experience working directly with teachers implementing IM 6–12 Math™ . It will be most useful after several months of implementation.

IM Math™ Using Cool-downs to Plan Instruction | 6–12 Virtual

February 8, 2023

How can studying student responses to a lesson’s cool-down impact instructional decisions in the next lesson? This session provides strategies for using student responses to a lesson’s cool-down in planning for upcoming lessons. Teachers will gain an understanding of how cool-downs can be used as formative assessment for identifying what students know and can do, and for purposefully planning instruction to support access and challenge in future lessons. The protocol used in the session is also helpful for pacing, as teachers will practice making adjustments to lessons in the curriculum to address what they see in students’ responses.

IM Math™ Curriculum Preview | 6–12 Virtual

February 13, 2023

For those interested in exploring IM Math™, this session provides a preview of the design features of the curriculum with a focus on the philosophy and instructional shifts. Learn about the resources available in the curriculum around student understanding and discourse, planning, and assessment or instructional routines. For those who want to try out a unit, course-specific pilot unit overviews that focus on math content are also available.

IM Math™ Eliciting Student Thinking with Instructional Routines | 6–12 Virtual

March 1, 2023

How can effectively implementing instructional routines impact students’ experience with IM Math? The purpose of this session is to provide teachers an opportunity to explore several important instructional routines used in IM Math. These routines often occur at the beginning of a lesson and set the stage for eliciting student thinking and engaging students with the math of the lesson. By engaging in the routines themselves, teachers will gain effective guidance on how these routines are used in IM Math. Teachers apply this learning with their grade-level colleagues in planning and rehearsing an upcoming routine.

IM Math™ Valuing Student Thinking | 6–12 Virtual

March 15, 2023

How can we be curious about and trust student thinking to drive learning? In this session we take a peek into classrooms where student thinking is at the center of teaching and learning. There will be opportunities to use authentic student thinking and consider ways to affirm students’ mathematical competence.

IM Math™ Curriculum Overview for School Leaders | 6-12 Virtual

April 25, 2023

What are the key features of IM 6–12 Math and where do we focus as we implement a new curriculum? In this session, school leaders will learn about the important components of a problem-based curriculum, the design structure of IM Math, and key ideas from Teach & Learn.

IM Math™ Leading IM Implementation| 6–12 Virtual

May 9, 2023

How can instructional leaders play a role in facilitating ambitious and equitable mathematics instruction? The purpose of this session is to examine the key role of instructional leaders in establishing and supporting the conditions necessary for successful implementation of the IM curriculum. The session builds on instructional leaders’ understanding of the problem-based lesson structure and IM’s approach to access and challenge, developed in the Curriculum Overview for School Leaders.