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Mathematics at Work™ Workshop

Atlanta, Georgia | October 4–5, 2017

Master mathematics within the PLC framework

Achieving excellence in mathematics teaching and learning begins by understanding the thousands of instruction and assessment decisions teachers and teacher teams make every lesson, every unit, every year. This high-energy, intensive, and collaborative K–12 workshop is led by nationally known experts with firsthand experience in making those decisions: K–12 mathematics education thought leader, author, and PLC at Work™ expert Dr. Timothy D. Kanold and mathematics content specialist Sarah Schuhl.

Teachers, teacher teams, instructional coaches, team leaders, and administrators will receive a deeper understanding of the hope for student learning provided by the 10 high-leverage actions of teacher teams; the impact of those practices on daily mathematics instruction and assessment; and the necessary formative assessment protocols that will result in significant improvement in student learning. You will learn how to prepare and develop, unit by unit, meaningful mathematics instruction and assessment processes with the rigor and coherence expected by all states.

Based on the 10 high-leverage teacher team actions from their newly released Beyond the Common Core: Mathematics in a PLC at Work™ series, the presenters will help participants:

  • Acquire a deeper understanding of the formative assessment impact on student learning and classroom instructional practice.
  • Implement the sustainable elements of PLC teaching-assessing-learning cycle.
  • Use and design daily lesson-planning protocols and instruction that reflect the expectations of rigorous more complex reasoning and highly engaged and efficient student learning experiences.
  • Understand how to use and develop higher-level cognitive demand tasks aligned with more rigorous state assessments for both the Common Core and other standards.
  • Design, evaluate, and use high-quality unit-by-unit common assessment instruments and homework protocols aligned with the critical questions of a PLC.
  • Refine your focused and targeted response to intervention actions at the end of a unit of instruction
  • Improve your use of technology as an appropriate tool.

Learn from leading experts

Hear from our attendees

Agenda and speakers are subject to change.

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Wednesday, October 4th

7:00–8:00 a.m.

Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:00–11:30 a.m.


11:30–1:00 p.m.

Lunch (on your own)

1:00–4:00 p.m. Presentation

Thursday, October 5th

7:00–8:00 a.m.

Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:00–11:30 a.m.


11:30–1:00 p.m.

Lunch (on your own)

1:00–4:00 p.m. Presentation

Events reach capacity quickly. Please confirm your registration before making travel plans.

Parking Information: Valet Only Property - $35/day with unlimited in/out options. Multiple self-parking lots in vicinity

In order to receive the discounted hotel room rate, please mention Solution Tree. After the deadline listed below, rates will be determined by the hotel.

Primary Hotel

Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center

100 CNN Center NW
Atlanta, GA 30303

Discounted Rate: (single or double) $209 per night
Deadline: September 11th, 2017, or until group rate is sold out

“I am ready to meet with the teams in my school and develop their skills in the area of looking, analyzing, and making decisions in the best interest of the student.”

Kathryn Zanin, teacher, Tuscon Unified School District, Arizona

“In the past, I’ve focused generically on teaching and learning, and the presenter really broke that down to include increased focus and urgency for assessment. I’d started down that path, but this session really helped my thinking and planning.”

Mandy Ross, superintendent, Ames Community School District, Iowa

“I loved the presenter’s energy, positive yet realistic tone, and sense of humor.”

Dustye Muse, teacher, South Gwinnett High School, Georgia

“Great workshop! Very easy to follow! I came away empowered.”

Jeannie Brittain, teacher, Washington Elementary School, North Carolina


Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center
Meeting Room: Dogwood A-B, Street Level, North Tower
It is recommended that guests use the North Tower entrance at 190 Marietta Street.

100 CNN Center NW

Atlanta, Georgia

Participation Information

What to Bring

To help you achieve maximum benefit of the two days together, please bring the following with you to the workshop:

  1. Bring a few copies of a more recent math test you have given to students
  2. Bring some sample homework assignments

The equity work that we will explore will be very difficult if you do not bring or have access to this information while at the workshop.

You will receive a certificate of participation 6 weeks after the event concludes. Please check with your state department of education for CEU availability.

There will be a limited number of copies of Tim’s newest book Heart! available for purchase. We will accept credit card or purchase order. If you are tax exempt in the State of Georgia, you will need to provide a copy of your tax exemption certificate.

Additional Information

Product code: WSF619

Five Reasons to Attend a Solution Tree Event (PDF)

A Letter to Your Boss (DOC)

Choice of book included with registration -

A Handbook for Mathematics in a PLC at Work™, Leaders Guide

A Handbook for Mathematics in a PLC at Work™, Grades K–5

A Handbook for Mathematics in a PLC at Work™, Grades 6–8

A Handbook for Mathematics in a PLC at Work™, High School