Summer Institutes

 “Hands down the best mathematics professional development experience I ever had.”                                                                             2014 participant

Are you looking for high-quality, engaging professional development? Would you like support with your implementation of the Common Core State Standards in Mathematics? Do you want to learn from nationally recognized educators whose contributions have helped shape the math education community? Then join us at Mount Holyoke College during our 2015 Summer Institutes for opportunities to:

- Strengthen your mathematical content and pedagogical knowledge

- Deepen your understanding of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

- Examine the Common Core Math Practice Standards in action though analysis of  math activities, classroom video, and classroom cases

- Join a community of teacher leaders from all over the country interested in the teaching and learning of mathematics

Our blended institutes are designed for teachers, coaches, instructional leaders, support staff, and administrators. You may choose to join us on campus or attend virtually.


2015 Developing Mathematical Ideas (DMI) Summer Institutes:


Developing Mathematical Ideas Institutes (DMI)

DMI, a professional development curriculum for teachers, provides one-week content institutes with opportunities for participants to engage with the ideas and activities of each module in sessions led by the authors of the materials, in collaboration with educational leaders who have experience with these materials in their own practice. Participants choose among the following DMI modules:

July 6 – 10

- Building a System of Tens
- Measuring Space in One, Two, and Three Dimensions


July 13 – 17

- Making Meaning for Operations

- Professional Development for Coaching for Mathematics (see below for more information)

- DMI Facilitation Institute (see below for more information)


July 20 – July 24

- Working With Data
- Research on Learning: Implementing the Common Core Math Practice Standards


Coaching Institute: July 13 – 17 


Professional Development for Coaching Mathematics

This institute, designed for math coaches, administrators, and teacher leaders, offers customized professional development that targets the specific needs and interests of leaders who want to support the improvement of math instruction in the schools and/or districts.


Facilitation Institute: July 13 – 17

Onsite, Customized Professional Develoment

DMI Facilitation Institute

MLP offers a one-week facilitation institute designed to assist teacher leaders in developing skills and knowledge for leading DMI seminars at their own sites. Prior experience with one of our DMI seminars is required. Please contact MLP Director Mike Flynn if your are interested in our Facilitation Institute