High-quality, professional learning experiences certified by the authors of the IM Certified® curricula.
IM K–12 Math™ professional learning certified by Illustrative Mathematics®
Our professional learning enhances teaching practices and experiences for educators.
IM CERTIFIED PROFESSIONAL LEARNING ENSURES SUPERIOR LEARNING
To improve mathematics teaching and learning, teachers need access to high-quality tools and continued learning.
IM Certified Professional Learning is expert-authored and deeply integrated with the curriculum, guiding teachers and leaders through instructional and practice shifts to provide long-term, sustainable support for improving instruction and boosting student achievement.
Professional Learning certified by Illustrative Mathematics is delivered by our IM Certified Facilitators, who undergo a rigorous qualification and training process to gain mastery in delivering impactful professional learning experiences based on the author’s intent. IM Certified Facilitators deliver learning educators need, in a variety of formats, including onsite and live virtual classrooms.
Full-day and multi-day sessions are available with an IM Certified Facilitator who comes to your school to lead professional learning.
- Onsite sessions are best for seeing examples of in-person instruction.
- Longer sessions provide the opportunity to go deeper, discuss additional topics, and apply our learning.
- Especially great for the implementation launch and full-day workshops throughout the year.
Two-hour interactive virtual sessions by grade-band, or flexible grade-specific hands-on sessions
- Highly interactive, with demonstrations of effective online learning.
- Wide selection of highly-experienced facilitators from around the country.
- Especially useful for ongoing PL embedded in the teaching day.
IM K–12 Math professional learning features
Designed to support shifts in instructional practice
Moving to a problem-based mathematics curriculum represents a significant practice shift for many educators. IM Professional Learning certified by IM guides teachers through the meaningful paradigm shifts that lead to improved student outcomes.
Delivered by master educators
IM Certified Facilitators undergo a rigorous qualification and training process to gain mastery in delivering impactful learning experiences based on the author’s intent.
Sustainable, scalable learning
IM Certified professional learning is tailored to meet teachers where they are on the learning continuum, allowing educators at every level to develop their skills over time. Districts select the learning experience that best meets their needs—from an introductory session, to year-long support, to a three-year development package that builds teacher, coach, and leader capacity.
Research-Based and Curriculum Aligned
Our suite of professional tools helps teachers develop the skills and confidence to implement standards-aligned instruction, ensure curricular coherence within and across grade levels, facilitate meaningful mathematics discussions, and implement instructional routines that engage students and improve their learning.
IM Certified Professional Learning Partners
Our network of IM Certified partners connects motivated educators with IM Certified facilitators who are specially trained to deliver high-quality professional learning to teachers, coaches, and district leaders in districts that have adopted IM’s curriculum.
Support educators and administrators in teaching IM Certified Curriculum
IM Certified Facilitators undergo a rigorous, application-based qualification process and attend intensive, ongoing training to gain mastery in delivering impactful professional learning experiences designed to complement the IM Math curriculum.
The program reflects the latest research on best practices for supporting ongoing learning for mathematics educators.
Acceptance is reserved for educators with considerable expertise in teaching or coaching mathematics, active interest in leading high-quality professional learning, and the ability to commit to an ongoing, intensive course of study.
We consider a facilitator’s ‘IM Certified®’ stamp shorthand for quality and expertise, both in mathematics and in delivering the very best learning experiences to teachers and coaches.
— Katie Martin, lead secondary math teacher, New Hanover County Schools, NC
To impact mathematics teaching and learning at scale and close the achievement gap, teachers need access to both high-quality curriculum materials and complementary learning.
— Dr. Bill McCallum, President, Illustrative Mathematics
View additional professional learning events from our IM Certified Services Providers, Kendall Hunt, Mathematics Institute of Wisconsin, and Michigan Math and Science Leadership Network.