Administrator Academies

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Administrator Academies 2022-05-09T11:47:24-05:00

School Year 2022–2023

Administrator Academies are designed to promote coherence and support collaborative action in districts and schools. The TRU Framework, the Mathematics Teaching Practices in Principles to Actions (NCTM, 2014), the CCSSM, and research-based teaching practices will guide discussions about productive best-practices for the teaching and learning of mathematics. Administrators may also attend the other MCMI sessions for teachers or teacher leaders during the year. Courses will be offered for Administrator Academy credit. 


Course 1: Looking into mathematics classrooms through the lens of the Danielson Framework (Two half days – ISBE Credit approved – Course #3716) 

This course supports instructional leaders as they look into mathematics classrooms through the lens of the Charlotte Danielson framework. Using a focus on the Domain 3, Instruction, instructional leaders will gain a deeper understanding of the attributes of powerful mathematics classrooms and the teacher and student actions that exemplify these classrooms. Administrators will explore the components with a focus on communication and questioning, engaging students in learning and the use of ongoing formative assessment to gain a clearer picture of what they should see in mathematics classrooms, and how the framework connects to the implementation of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (CCSSM). Administrators will learn specific strategies to apply this understanding to promote teacher learning to consistently implement elements of the Danielson Framework to support student learning.

Course 2: Guiding principles for instructional leaders to support high quality mathematics programs (Two half days — ISBE Credit approved — Course #3695) 

This course will help instructional leaders develop and support high-quality mathematics programs by considering the essential elements that contribute to effective teaching and meaningful learning. In this course, participants will explore the essential elements articulated by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) in Principles to Actions: Ensuring Mathematical Success for All. These include access and equity, curriculum, assessment, professionalism, tools and technology, and teaching and learning. Participants will analyze the current state of their mathematics programs, assess how they support the implementation of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (CCSSM), and consider the roles of instructional leaders in guiding mathematics improvement efforts. They will also consider specific areas of focus that can support planning to improve mathematics programs by engaging various stakeholders.

Registration will be available soon through Eventbrite at

Registration costs are listed in EventBrite. For districts participating in the MCMI PD Consortium, registration costs are covered by the terms of the contract. 

Please contact Jean Sutow-Goldrich ( with questions about your district’s status for the 2022–2023 school year or for additional information about Consortium benefits.

Sessions without a minimum number of participants registered may be cancelled.