Comprehensive professional development (PD) is the most essential element of a successful curriculum adoption and implementation—our program is designed to elevate math practice, and success starts with supporting teachers with any necessary shifts. A central motivation for publishing our curriculum as OER is to finally give districts the ability to shift dollars toward meaningful, engaging PD that teachers will look forward to and learn from.
Open Up Resources offers ongoing professional development to school systems implementing its curricula. Our PD sessions fall along a continuum of services, meeting teachers where they are in the development of their professional practice; this scaffolded approach to professional learning establishes and builds on educators’ prior knowledge. We tailor professional learning and support recommendations to each district’s schedule, staffing, and delivery needs.
In addition to our curriculum-embedded professional learning, we offer:
Our most popular offerings include:
Contact our Math Field Specialists to discuss the professional learning approach that would best suit your needs.
Illustrative Mathematics designs and delivers hands-on professional learning experiences for teachers, coaches, leaders. These experiences focus on meaningful shifts educators can make in their instructional practice to ensure masterful implementation of IM’s high-quality curriculum, rich in problem-based learning and opportunities for student discourse.
As the authors of Illustrative Mathematics 6–8 Math, the organization works closely with our team to support teachers, schools and districts in theirimplementation of our core math curriculum.
Teaching Lab’s professional development team works with districts to identify needs, design and test solutions, monitor teacher and student learning, and adapt. Their support model includes PLC facilitation, student work analysis, teacher-leader development, and internal capacity-building. Based on the Plan-Do-Study-Act model, the primary work of Teaching Labs is done by the teacher participants themselves, who participate in facilitated Cycles of Inquiry.
TeacherCraft is a professional services partner with decades of success helping teachers and leaders successfully implement math curricula and increase student achievement. TeacherCraft’s professional development program is a blended model that includes in-person workshops and extensive online supports that offer just-in-time feedback.