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Online Professional Development

Take engaging professional development courses online and expand your instructional knowledge or earn continuing education credits. Choose one or more of the courses below.

Differentiated Math Instruction: Using Rich Problems to Reach All Learners
June 12-30
(Intensive 3-week summer session)

  • Learn how rich problems help teachers differentiate instruction for learners with diverse developmental levels and learning styles.
  • Discuss how problem analysis enables teachers to take better advantage of a problem’s potential.
  • Develop strategies for adapting problems to make them more accessible or more challenging.
  • Learn management strategies that will allow all students to grow.
  • Explore ways in which assessment of problem solving can inform instructional decisions.

Developing Powerful Problem Solvers
July 10-28 (Intensive 3-week summer session)

  • Develop concepts of mathematical problem solving and communication, for yourself and your students.
  • Enhance your understanding of the Common Core’s Standards for Mathematical Practice and the role of problem solving in addressing them.
  • Expand your toolkit of strategies for managing problem solving in your classroom.
  • Participate in an ongoing community of teachers reading and discussing Powerful Problem Solving.

PoW Membership: Resources & Strategies for Effective Implementation
October 2-November 10

  • Learn more about the resources provided with each of the Math Forum’s Problems of the Week (PoWs) and how they can help you enhance student competence and confidence in problem solving and communication.
  • Develop concepts of mathematical problem solving and communication, for yourself and your students. Enhance your understanding of the Common Core’s Standards for Mathematical Practices and the role of PoWs in addressing them.
  • Learn more about assessing student work and providing effective feedback.
  • Expand your toolkit of strategies for managing problem solving in your classroom.
  • Participate in an ongoing community of teachers who are using PoWs with their students.

Learning from Student Work: Make the Most of Your PoW Membership
November 13 – December 22

  • Mentor students through their work submitted to the Math Forum from classrooms around the world.
  • Learn how to prompt students to develop sound mathematical practices through written feedback.
  • Enroll in “Mentor Your Own: Supporting Strong Development of Mathematical Practices” to learn how to integrate written feedback into your own classroom practice.

A full listing of all of our upcoming courses can be viewed here. NCTM members save 20% on each course.