Our Approach to Professional Learning
Open Up Resources exists to make the highest quality curricula openly accessible, allowing schools and districts to invest in much-needed professional learning through the lifecycle of implementation.
A growing body of research shows that pairing a curriculum adoption with strong professional learning designed around the materials yields tremendous outcomes. Open Up Resources provides professional learning and supports for teachers and leaders through:
- In-person and virtual workshops
- In-person and virtual coaching
- Our HIVE Conference
- Our professional learning community coaches
- OUR digital community
Professional Learning (PL) Offerings
We take a scaffolded approach to PL, meeting teachers where they are in their practice and building on their prior knowledge.
Our PL advances both instructional knowledge and professional practice with options that help educators:
Master the Materials
To ensure teachers connect with the curriculum and internalize “the math behind the math,” we offer focused curriculum design launches, followed by unit launches that offer just-in-time support throughout the year.
Deepen Instructional Practice
As teachers build confidence with implementing new instructional moves – from succeeding with the Five Practices to exploring effective facilitation techniques, our customized PL will assist in making the shift from “sage on the stage” to “guide on the side” through topic-based design workshops and job-embedded coaching.
Cultivate Instructional Leadership
As districts build capacity around mathematics leadership, we will work with your district leaders to train and develop coaches to support the implementation and coordinate learning walks for leaders to develop “look fors.”
We offer in-person, hybrid, and virtual delivery. We also support train-the-trainer implementations. We tailor PL packages around district capacity and needs, and we’d love to speak with your team.
Join OUR Digital Communities
From recurring Twitter chats led by Professional Learning Community Coaches (PLCs) to private Facebook groups, the Open Up Resources digital community provides experience and knowledge to support teachers and leaders on their implementation and instructional journeys.