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Mathematics Professional Development Consortium

High-quality resources and professional development workshops to help teachers and administrators put learning into practice.

We are currently planning and accepting districts for the 2021–2022 school year.

All new and returning districts interested in participating in our PD consortium for the 2021–2022 school year are invited to contact us for more information.

Sustained Professional Development for the Specific Needs of Teachers and Administrators

MCMI helps districts achieve results for their students through five big ideas:

  • Focus on student thinking and learning
  • Build teacher capacity
  • Enable effective instruction
  • Promote collaboration
  • Develop a school and district infrastructure

We help districts put these ideas into practice. Our consortium’s comprehensive, coherent services draw on our team’s decades of experience in mathematics education to build district capacity and engage all stakeholders in improving student learning.

Annual fees to participate are based on districts’ total student enrollment and provide districts with affordable, unlimited access to our high-quality resources and expertly designed professional development facilitations. Contact us for details.

 Consortium Benefits

Unlimited access to coherent, sustained, high-quality, and applicable workshop professional development during the school year, designed to meet the needs of multiple groups:

  • Teachers of mathematics in grades K–2, 3–5, and 6–12
  • District and school administrators (including Illinois Administrator Academy credit)
  • Teacher leaders and internal mathematics coaches
  • Teachers of Connected Mathematics (CMP) in grades 6–8

Instructional and improvement resources and tools developed through Suburban Cook County Mathematics Initiative and in MCMI and the Silicon Valley Mathematics Initiative, expert guidance for use to support internal improvement activities

Free access to the Summer Institute professional development

Valuable opportunities for varied groups to network, and periodic seminars on “hot topics” and more

Teacher PD Topics Include

  • Cognitive demand
  • Facilitating and using math talks
  • Formative assessment strategies
  • Orchestrating math discourse
  • Problem-solving before procedures
  • Using MARS tasks as activities
  • Effective use of re-engagement
  • School-wide Problems of the Month
  • Promoting a growth mindset
  • Cognitively Guided Instruction

Specific mathematical domains, including proportional reasoning, geometric reasoning and proof, arithmetic as an infrastructure for algebra, and statistics and data and more…

Administrator PD Topics Include

  • Looking into mathematics classrooms
  • Effective supervision in mathematics
  • Key ideas of assessment literacy

and more…