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Mathematics at Work™ Workshop

New Orleans, Louisiana | October 9–10, 2019
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Master mathematics within the PLC framework

Tasks, lessons, assessments, homework, interventions, and grading all have the power to improve—or diminish—student learning in mathematics. By working collaboratively within the PLC at Work® process, teacher teams can ensure each of these elements promotes equitable teaching and learning experiences and supports students in achieving proficiency.

This interactive K–12 workshop is led by internationally acclaimed experts with decades of firsthand experience teaching mathematics. As active participants, educators will learn how to function in collaborative teams to:

Reflect upon current mathematics content, routines, and practices and evaluate their quality against research-affirmed criteria.

Refine and update current mathematics content, routines, and practices for improved student learning on a unit-by-unit basis.

Act to ensure improvements to content, routines, and practices engage students, empower them to persevere, and motivate them to own their learning.

  • Examine six team actions and two coaching actions collaborative teams use to ensure every student learns mathematics.
  • Explore tools, protocols, and tasks to grow a deeper understanding of how intentional lesson design impacts student learning at all levels.
  • Learn how to design and deliver research‐affirmed mathematics lessons using a formative assessment and feedback process.
  • Acquire strategies for designing effective common assessments and providing targeted interventions.
  • Address the design and use of homework as an integral part of student motivation and engagement in learning mathematics.

Learn from leading experts

Hear from our attendees

Agenda and speakers are subject to change.

Download the detailed agenda

Wednesday, October 9th

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 10th

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: Discounted $25 overnight self parking, Daily: $5 Self/$10 Valet

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

Harrah's New Orleans

228 Poydras Street
New Orleans, LA 70130

Discounted Rate: $195.99 (Single) + $10 additional person per night
Deadline: September 16, 2019, 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


Harrah's New Orleans
Vieux Carre Ballroom

228 Poydras Street

New Orleans, Louisiana

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 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 Mathematics Coaching and Collaboration in a PLC at Work™; Mathematics Homework and Grading in a PLC at Work™; Mathematics Instruction and Tasks in a PLC at Work™; and HEART! available for purchase.

Additional Information

Included with your registration

Mathematics Assessment and Intervention in a PLC at Work™

Mathematics Assessment and Intervention in a PLC at Work™

Develop a research-based math intervention program with common unit assessment. Increase student learning using the MTSS or response to intervention model to guide mathematics assessment.