Build deep content knowledge in mathematics

Our Services

Our services are flexible to meet the needs of individual districts.

Professional Development for District and School Leaders

Big-Picture Shifts in Content and Instruction

Successful leaders of mathematics teaching must know what to look for and promote in instruction. Explore content-based strategies to transform teaching and advance learning. Participants will investigate shifts in planning, instructing, and assessing, to focus on deeper content-based instruction. Create a shared image of successful classrooms, and generate a plan for targeted professional improvement in mathematics teaching.

  • Time frame: One day

Professional Development for PreK–12 Teachers

Content Institutes

Make sense of mathematics for teaching in an intensive and collaborative setting. These institutes begin with a large-scale opening session focused on vertical articulation and instructional shifts, followed by grade-band-focused breakout sessions. They conclude with another large-scale session focused on lessons learned across the grade bands and next steps.

  • Time frame: Three or four days

Implementation Workshops

Learn how content-based strategies transform teaching and advance learning. Participants will apply deep understanding of mathematics content to create end-of-unit assessments, engage students in high-cognitive-demand tasks, assess student work, and implement productive homework plans.

  • Time frame: Four days

Coaching and In-School Support

Receive just-in-time, in-class support. Participants will observe model teaching, get assistance with collaborative planning, and receive guidance during teacher observations and evaluations to move mathematics instruction forward.

  • Time frame: Four days

Why DNA Mathematics?

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Our experts help preK-12 educators dive deep into:

  • Appropriate Mathematics Content
  • Effective Pedagogical Actions
  • Productive Classroom Norms
  • Meaningful Assessment
  • Collaborative Teacher Team Efforts

DNA Mathematics empowers teachers, administrators, and coaches to master the mathematics being taught in classrooms. Grade-band-specific classroom videos are used extensively throughout the services to highlight key instructional practices and demonstrate to participants how they can successfully apply what they’ve learned in a classroom setting.

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