Support educators in understanding the design and philosophy behind IM K-12 Math’s problem-based approach to math instruction and bringing the curriculum design to life with students.

Focus Area

IM K-12 Math

Successful Curriculum Adoption

Implementing and supporting a successful adoption of the IM K-12 Math Curriculum requires alignment across your district, support for those leading the change, differentiated training for your teachers, and, most of all, an actionable plan for success. Our IM K-12 Math Curriculum professional learning programs include distinct phases of implementation to support the successful integration and use of the curriculum across your district.

Power IM K-12 Implementation with the BL Lab

The BL Lab serves as the central hub of your IM K-12 Math curriculum implementation and other professional learning programs. Teachers can access curriculum resources, work with their coach, and track their progress towards achieving outcomes that have a direct impact on students in their math classrooms.

Leaders have access to bite-sized IM K-12 Math self-directed courses to drive on-going professional learning in specific groups of educators or to support new teachers with a full library of research-backed strategies and lesson plans that provide differentiated curriculum support any time throughout the school year.

Administrators have a complete view of their professional learning programs and easy access to learning progress across various professional learning communities.

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The Stages of Curriculum Implementation

Launch

Launch experiences are designed to be comprehensive support for using the IM K-12 Math Curriculum and are separated by grade bands to differentiate content. These learning experiences begin as in-person workshops in year 1 to ensure understanding and alignment to support a successful launch for both teachers and leaders across the district. In year 2 and 3 of implementation, teachers participate in collaborative virtual workshop series to deepen their knowledge of the curriculum and to have a space to work together on improving practice.

Launch Workshop Outcome: I can successfully launch the curriculum by navigating the resources, understanding the structure, and facilitating problem-based activities learning.

Planning

In year 1 of implementation, educators separate by grade bands and engage with workshops designed to support all educators to take ownership in a successful launch of the IM K-12 Math Curriculum. In year 2 and 3, educators reflect on the successes of the previous year and participate in additional workshops to better understand and utilize the curriculum. Leaders also work with an executive coach to learn how to support teachers during curriculum adoption and planning.

Workshop Series Outcome: I leverage the curriculum’s problem-based structures to plan meaningful learning experiences for my students.

Assess Progress

Leaders can better support teachers using the IM K-12 Math Curriculum when they know what positive outcomes look like in the classroom and can make informed, data-driven decisions about their professional learning programs. Learning Walks are a guided non-evaluative experience that helps leaders observe math classrooms, identify trends in practice, and use that information to offer their teachers personalized support. 

Learning Walk Cycle | In-Person
Leaders can identify evidence of the target outcomes in the classroom and in student learning.

Targeted Support

In this phase, Virtual Workshop options are divided into three areas of focus to provide differentiated support for teachers based on the development opportunities leaders identified in the Assess Progress stage. Virtual Workshops are a space for teachers to collaborate, identify specific outcomes to work towards, and create actionable plans for success in the classroom. Teachers will also be matched with an online curriculum coach in order to plan lessons, try strategies, and measure the impact for students. 

1:1 Job-Embedded Curriculum Coaching for Teachers | Virtual
Teachers use the Try-Measure-Learn framework with their coach as they work to achieve target outcomes.

Planning for Problem Based Math

Workshop Outcome: I leverage the curriculum’s problem-based structures to plan meaningful learning experiences for my students.

Using Cool Downs to Drive Instruction | Virtual

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Build a Comprehensive Learning Plan, Tailored to your District’s Needs

The typical arc to successfully implement the IM K-12 Math Curriculum is up to three years, depending on your district’s size. Our comprehensive curriculum programs incorporate in-person, virtual, group, and individual learning experiences to provide many measures of support and guidance throughout the school year. Our team will create a learning plan that is tailored to your district’s strategic plan, and includes a mix of learning experiences backed by research and focused on measurable outcomes.

Focus on Achievable Outcomes

Outcomes are the connecting thread for all of our learning experiences. Each experience is tied to an outcome that makes the change in practice tangible and impactful for students and teachers. For implementation and adoption of the IM K-12 Curriculum, we focus on helping educators achieve the below outcomes.

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Launching the Curriculum

Outcome: I use the curriculum resources and structures to teach math with a problem-based approach.

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Planning for Problem-Based Math

Outcome: I leverage the curriculum’s problem-based structures to plan meaningful learning experiences for my students.

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Leaders: Supporting Implementation of a Problem-Based Math Curriculum

Outcome: I systematically support teachers to use the curriculum’s problem-based structures to support student learning.

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Supporting All Students

Outcome: I integrate supports that enable all students to access key math concepts.

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Student Engagement

Outcome: I create an environment that supports students to collaborate and communicate about their math thinking.

This coaching experience was tailored to my vision and goals, amazing support and a portfolio was created to help me track my progress and learning as well as reflect on my practice. The regularly shared meetings were timed perfectly for check-ins.

"Very helpful and applicable resources. Great discussion and support to implement the strategies. I can incorporate these strategies into my toolbox as a way to organically support the work of teachers."

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Learning Strategies From Our Library

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Fill in the Gaps

Support students to review assessment data and set goals for improvement over two days in which they work to build their mathematical knowledge.

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5 Practices for Orchestrating Mathematical Discussions

Use Anticipate, Monitor, Select, Sequence, and Connect to facilitate productive mathematical discussions.

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Stronger and Clearer Each Time

Help students revise and refine their ideas using quick structured discussion opportunities.

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