Math Nation offers opportunities for ongoing professional learning through a variety of virtual resources as well as in-person professional development sessions centered on research-based, innovative approaches to classroom teaching and learning.
Ongoing Teacher Support
For each topic, Math Nation includes a lesson prep video for teachers that provides an overview of the structure of the lesson, common student misconceptions, vertical alignment, and other tips that teachers can use while teaching that particular lesson. (Grades 6-8 Live, A/G/A Launching Summer 2021)
Online Teacher Area and Printed Guides
Content objectives, standards alignments, common student misconceptions, vocabulary, strategies for differentiation, ELL Support, teachers tips, warm-ups, activities, standards-based worksheets, and more are included in the digital and printed Teacher Guides! The digital version of the teacher guides links to the best OERs aligned to Math Nation topics. Teacher guides will be 3-hole punched so they can be easily stored in a binder. Math Nation will send updated pages as the content is updated so the printed teacher guide never goes out of date. For every 50 students, 1 printed teacher guide is included.
Math Nation believes there is a lot of potential energy for families to be involved in their students’ learning of mathematics. That is why we are creating a library of materials just for families. In addition to parent letters and parent night kits, we are developing videos for every topic which explain what the student is learning and how it connects to the way family members may have learned the topic. Click the icon above for a sample of the family materials Math Nation has to offer. (Grades 6-8 Live, A/G/A Launching Summer 2021)
Virtual Learning Resources for Development
Pedagogy in Practice: Collaborative Planning
Use this video and the accompanying “Collaborative Planning Guide” to implement effective and productive PLCs in your school or district.
Pedagogy in Practice: Teaching Toward an Instructional Goal
This video and guide specifically target backward planning skills and identifying those instructional goals that will inform your teaching and assessing for that lesson.
Pedagogy in Practice: Student-Centered Instruction
This video highlights the resources and methods that Math Nation offers to integrate effective practices to truly facilitate a student-centered learning environment.
Math Nation Professional Development
Watch this for a small sample of what you can expect!
With each Math Nation district partner, we work closely with the district to provide a minimum of 2 days of free on-site, customized professional development for each course. In addition, Math Nation will create 2 professional development videos with each district. After the district chooses the topic(s), the Math Nation team will help plan the professional development, provide the filming crew, and edit the video. The district will have the final editing rights to the videos before they are added to the Math Nation Professional Development library so teachers and districts from across the state can all learn and grow in their professional careers.
Our 100 level series provides professional development that directly supports the implementation of our resources. These sessions best fit teachers and administrators who want. To become more familiar with the resources we offer and how teachers can use them both inside and outside of their classroom.
Our NEW Level 200 series explores the innovation of best strategies and practices for implementation. Our session options below fit best for teachers and specialists familiar with Math Nation but in search of professional development for enhancing their pedagogy. Our trainings position teachers and specialists to take their math practices to the next level with our resources.
For more information or to sign up for a session, please email us at PD@mathnation.com!