MMSLN is proud to be a certified professional learning service provider of Illustrative Mathematics (IM). IM certified professional learning supports math teachers as they help to build a world where learners know, use, and enjoy mathematics.
IM Math is a problem-based core curriculum designed to foster deep, flexible, mathematics learning for all. Students learn by doing math, solving problems in mathematical and real-world contexts, and constructing arguments using precise language. Teachers facilitate student learning with embedded high-leverage routines to ensure learners know, use, and enjoy mathematics.
IM K-5 Math, IM 6-8 Math, and IM 9-12 Math are the highest rated mathematics curricula on EdReports.org.
Illustrative Mathematics Professional Learning empowers math educators to expand their understanding of how students learn, deepen their IM Math curriculum knowledge, and foster practices that impact student learning. IM Certified Professional Learning is tightly aligned and embedded with the curriculum, with the goal of building confident mathematics educators.
Whether you’re new to IM Math or an experienced IM Math teacher, IM Certified Professional Learning (IM PL) hosted by MMSLN offers a full spectrum of support. MMSLN is also a certified PLPG provider so, with MMSLN, you can be sure to engage in some of the best professional learning opportunities available.
IM Certified Professional Learning is developed and continuously refined by the curriculum’s authors, who work hand-in-hand with IM Certified Facilitators to create high-quality learning experiences for mathematics educators.
Teachers and Leaders develop a shared vision of math teaching and learning and begin IM PL. Teachers experiment with select instructional routines.
Teachers, leaders, and stakeholders focused on access for all students engage in IM Certified PL and shared study of implementation.
ONGOING DEEP STUDY
Teams of teachers engage in IM Certified PL and local study using IM Certified materials, while new teachers and leaders attend IM PL events to launch their implementation.
What are the different intended audience groups and who should plan to attend IM PL sessions?
These sessions focus on teaching with IM Math. Everyone supporting the teaching of IM is encouraged to attend to learn from and with teachers.
TEACHING FOR ACCESS AND EQUITY
These sessions focus on IM’s approach to access within a problem-based curriculum and practical strategies for access and equity. Everyone supporting the teaching of IM is encouraged to attend to learn from and with teachers.
FACILITATING TEACHER COLLABORATION
These sessions focus on the conditions and resources that help teachers to co-plan and collaborate as they focus on reflecting on student learning and instructional practices that support students to make sense of mathematics and one another’s ideas.
LEADING IM MATH IMPLEMENTATION
These sessions focus on the different roles leaders play in establishing the conditions for successful IM implementation.
WAYS TO PARTNER
We come to you: to facilitate district or school-based IM PL, either onsite or virtual.
Start by reviewing the catalog and then contact us for pricing and help in selecting and scheduling IM PL.
You come to us (open enrollment): to join other mathematics educators from across the state(s), either onsite or virtual.
Check out upcoming, open enrollment Professional Learning Certified by IM hosted by MMSLN.
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IM K-12 MATH IN MICHIGAN
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