Online Professional Learning

Online offerings for Winter/Spring 2019:


Our interactive sessions will:

  • infuse new ideas into your practice,
  • deepen your mathematical content and pedagogical knowledge,
  • hone your skills as a teacher and teacher leader,
  • support the work you are doing to advance the teaching and learning of mathematics in your school.

Our online formats are designed to accommodate your busy schedule and allow you to balance work, family, and life commitments while engaging in professional learning for yourself. The flexible assignments are manageable and have immediate application to the work you are doing in your school. Check out our offerings for the upcoming semester below: 

Creating Accessible Mathematics Classrooms

Registration/application deadline is August 31

Course Description:

Supporting students with disabilities in mathematics can be enhanced by developing teachers’ mathematical content and pedagogical knowledge. This course will broaden teachers’ understanding of universal design for learning, EDC accessibility strategies, and the implementation of effective instructional routines. The course will also review the history of the disability rights movement with a lens on mathematics education and the importance of respecting neurodiversity. Participants in the course will leave with specific skills and strategies they can implement in their own educational settings.

Course Details:


Andrew Gael

Andrew teaches math at the Cooke Center Academy, a school for students with disabilities in lower Manhattan, New York City. He is also working with Illustrative Mathematics to create accessibility for students with disabilities to the Open Up Resources middle school mathematics curriculum. He has also contributed to publications such as: NCTM’s Math Tasks to Talk About BlogBecoming the Math Teacher You Wish You’d Had, and the Global Math Department Newsletter. You can contact him at He tweets at @bkdidact.

He is currently interested in the diversity of the learning process for each individual student as well as working towards equitable access for all students to the highest quality mathematics instruction.


This blended course combines asynchronous learning via Mobilize with monthly live sessions via Zoom.

Key Dates:

Access to course Mobilize page begins on September 5

Live sessions are scheduled on the following dates: 9/13, 10/11, 11/8, 12/13

All live online sessions are scheduled from 6:30 – 8:30 PM ET

Final assignment due by 12/20

Course costs:

Option 1: Non-credit – $549

Participants will receive a letter of completion indicating 30 hours of work. This is equivalent to 45 PDPs or 3 CEUs. You can register for the non-credit version here: Non-Credit Registration

Option 2: For credit – $1,362

Participants will receive 2 graduate credits from Mount Holyoke College. These are MTHED (Math Ed) credits. Participants seeking the credit option need to first complete an application so we can add you to the college system. Here are the application instructions: MHC Application Instructions. You can access the online application here: MHC Application. Use the code DIRREF18 to waive the application fee. Also, if you would like any support completing the application, we are happy to help. Contact Janet at 413-538-2063 or





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