Coaching for OUR K-5 / IM K-5 Math

Focus Area: OUR K-5 / IM K-5 Math

Instructional Coaches, Leaders, Teachers

Pathway: Ownership

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Our coaching methodology centers on the principles of action research, and job-embedded best practices to provide the most personalized and differentiated approach to meet the needs of our participants.  This professional learning is designed to support each participant with what they need, not a one-size-fit all approach.  In curriculum implementation, the needs of educators vary greatly based on their experience, implementation level, and mindsets.  Our IM K-5 Math coaches use the “Try, Measure, Learn” approach to encourage narrow, actionable shifts as they refine their knowledge of the curriculum, make formative decisions around student learning progress, and build their own student centered math skills.


This coaching model and support was developed for teachers, instructional coaches, and teacher and school leaders implementing the IM K-5 Math curriculum.


  • Bi-weekly, 30 Minute virtual session scheduled directly with a BetterLesson Coach
  • 4 Session Coaching Packs around one topic (tied to a virtual workshop) or Targeted (half-year) and Unlimited Coaching with flexibility is available
  • Participants will need a computer with access to Zoom, a camera, a microphone, and stable Internet connectivity
  • Participants will register for access with the BetterLesson Lab
  • Participants will schedule 1:1 coaching calls with their coach


While workshops introduce participants to ideas to build their awareness, and give them time to explore and reflect collaboratively to develop understanding, coaching is an ongoing learning experience that supports educators as they apply key ideas and helps them move closer to ownership of the curriculum and the principles it represents.

  • Launching the K-5 Problem-Based Math Curriculum: I can successfully launch the K-5 Math Curriculum by navigating the resources, understanding the structure, and facilitating problem-based learning activities.
  • Planning for the K-5 Problem-Based Math Curriculum: I consistently use the K-5 Math curriculum’s problem-based structures to plan meaningful learning experiences for my students.
  • Supporting all Students: I integrate instructional routines and scaffolds in order to support students to access key concepts and to make meaning of the math.
  • Student Engagement: I create an environment that supports students to collaborate and communicate about their math thinking.
  • Leaders: Supporting Implementation of a Problem-Based Math Curriculum: I systematically support teachers to use the curriculum’s problem-based structures to plan meaningful learning experiences for students.