This course is designed to empower teachers and leaders to support students with math difficulties at various learning abilities and levels. As you complete the six video modules, you will acquire skills, resources, and ideas to ensure you are well prepared to help math learners develop a deep conceptual understanding and procedural fluency. You will reflect on educator preparation programs (EPPs), MTSS, evidence-based practices (EBPs), HLPs, and tiered instructional frameworks.

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Math Resources

In this video, you will explore the core reasons why students struggle with mathematics. As you analyze weaknesses in current math instruction, you will learn about teacher preparation and gain access to various resources that will propel your math instruction forward.

Guest Speaker: Sarah Powell, Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin

Overview of MTSS & Mathematics- Best Practices

In this video, you will explore multi-tiered system of support (MTSS) best practices by discussing the details of MTSS and ways to effectively prepare pre-service and in-service teachers for instruction. You will learn about knowledge retention, learning decay, and the importance of using visual representations in math instruction. Finally, you will be provided with a selection of recommended resources for deepening your knowledge in these topics.

Guest Speaker: Paul Riccomini, Ph.D., Penn State University.

Overview of MTSS & Mathematics-In Action Across NCSI Math States

In this video, you will be introduced to NCSI, SIMR, and SSIPs. You will also explore the MTSS modules implemented in two states: Vermont and Utah. You will get a deeper look at Vermont’s VTmtss Framework, which implements a systemic and comprehensive approach, and Utah’s UMTSS Framework, which has a heightened focus on mathematics and is encouraged for use by every math educator in the state.

Guest Speakers: Julia Scheier, Vermont Agency of Education; Malia Hite, Ed.D., Utah State Board of Education


In this video, you will learn about math evidence-based practices (EBPs) and high-leverage practices (HLPs). You will examine common obstacles for math learners and reflect on how classroom discourse can be an incredible tool for helping students refine their math language and sharpen their conceptual understanding of math in addition to procedural fluency.

Instructional Level Coaching of Math EBPS & HLPS

The purpose of HLP webinar #5 is to explore HLP #18 (i.e., use strategies to promote active student engagement). Throughout this webinar, our keynote speaker, Dr. Neporcha Cone, will discuss culturally responsive pedagogy and its use to deepen student learning by promoting authentic engagement.

Assessment for Conceptual Understanding & Wrap-Up: Blueprint Goals

The purpose of HLP webinar #6 was to explore HLP #16 (i.e., use explicit instruction). Throughout this webinar, our keynote speaker, Dr. Benedict, discussed how explicit instruction marries explaining and describing with modeling while a teacher draws students’ attention to how to use a strategy or makes transparent the underlying thinking involved in completing a task. Furthermore, examples and non-examples of HLP 16 were provided for participants to consider ways to bolster general and special educators’ effectiveness at integrating high quality explicit instruction into everyday teaching.

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