Math Instruction Professional Development Opportunities

Math Instruction Professional Development

Explore professional development in math for all grade levels, including instructional practices and learning theory. We’re also accepting applications for the 2024–2025 Math Fellows program!

Professional Development

Mathematically Productive Instructional Routines

Mathematically productive instructional routines make students’ mathematical thinking visible and require teachers to pay attention to, build on, and respond to student thinking. Engage in 6 mathematically productive instructional routines you can use in your classroom.

Foundations of Math Teaching

What foundational understandings should all teachers of mathematics be equipped with to ensure success in the classroom? Explore, engage, and discuss the fundamental components of effective mathematics teaching and learning to ensure student success in the classroom.

Building Thinking Classrooms Book Study

Explore equitable math instruction through a seven-part series with Peter Liljedahl’s “Building Thinking Classrooms in Mathematics Grades K–12.” Get a chance to interact and discuss with author Peter Liljedahl for a unique opportunity to engage directly with the author of the text.

  • Levels: All grades
  • Dates:
    • September 30, 2024 | 3:30–5:30 pm
    • November 4, 2024 | 4–5:30 pm
    • December 16, 2024 | 4–5:30 pm
    • January 27, 2025 | 4–5:30 pm
    • March 10, 2025 | 4–5:30 pm
    • April 28, 2025 | 4–5:30 pm
    • May 12, 2025 | 3:30–5:30 pm
  • Zoom
  • Price: $80
  • REGISTER for Building Thinking Classrooms Book Study

Playful Learning in Math

What does playing as learning look like in action? Experience math in developmentally appropriate ways, honoring the whole child and increasing play.

Building Thinking Classrooms in Mathematics

Experience mathematics through a “Thinking Classroom” environment, and learn how to implement your own “Thinking Classroom,” including how to “launch” the environment and build in additional strategies over time.

Play Games and Increase Math Fact Fluency

Dig into what Jennifer Bay-Williams and Gina King describe as the five fundamentals of fact fluency. Through the authentic integration of technology, we will play the games designed to meaningfully engage students in learning and retaining their foundational math skills in ways they will find enjoyable.

Math Routines to Develop Reasoning and Strengthen Thinking

Take part in this professional development course that explores the seven instructional routines outlined in the books “Routines for Reasoning” and “Teaching for Thinking” by Grace Kelemanik and Amy Lucenta.

STEMify Math Time

Discover Desmos, an online calculator & mathematical activity builder hub. Join group sessions, access hundreds of activities, and boost teaching with math, science, and engineering practices to prep students for 21st-century readiness.

  • Levels: All grades
  • April 29, 2025| 9:30 am–3:30 pm
  • Capital Region ESD 113 | 6005 Tyee Dr SW, Tumwater, WA 98512
  • Price: $25
  • REGISTER for STEMify Math Time

Math Routines to Build Number Sense

Number Sense Routines offer quick 5-15 minute exercises that instill the importance of daily warm-ups and enhance math skills for long-term learning. These routines provide practical examples for immediate classroom application.

Fellows' Network

What is the Washington State Fellows’ Network?

The Fellows’ Network is a three-year program comprised of instructional leaders to support district and community implementation of state learning standards in Math, ELA, Science, and Early Learning guidelines. Apply to be a Fellow today!

We have four regional meeting dates for Math and Emeritus Fellows in the 2024–2025 school year:

  • October 15, 2024 | ESD 113
  • December 3, 2024 | ESD 113
  • February 11, 2025 | ESD 113
  • April 15, 2025 | ESD 113