Teachers Development Group will collaborate with you to design a personalized and comprehensive professional development plan that focuses on improving your students' mathematical understanding and achievement.

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Mark your calendars now for the 2015 Leadership Seminar on Mathematics Professional Development (opening session on Wednesday evening, March 18, and closing session during lunch on Saturday, March 21, 2015).  Keep an eye out here for announcements regarding the program, speakers, lodging, and registration.

Leadership Seminar participants typically include teams of school leaders from across the U.S. — teacher leaders, principals, math coaches, and district office administrators.  Time is set aside throughout the program for teams to collaborate and plan for powerful mathematics professional learning for their systems.

In the meanwhile, thanks again to the following exemplary math educators and researchers who shared their latest work at the 2014 Leadership Seminar last year.  Many of these speakers will be back with new thinking/work to unveil.

- VIRGINIA  BASTABLE Mt. Holyoke College, Holyoke, MA 
- MARY BEISIEGEL Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 
- JESSICA PIERSON BISHOP University of Georgia, Athens, GA 
- CATHY CARROLL   WestEd, San Francisco, CA 
- DAN CHAZAN University of Maryland, College Park, MD 
- MARK DRISCOLL Education Development Center, Boston, MA 
- REBEKAH ELLIOTT Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 
- MIKE FLYNN Mt. Holyoke College, Holyoke, MA 
- LINDA  FOREMAN Teachers Development Group, West Linn, OR 
- JULIE FREDERICKS Teachers Development Group, West  Linn, OR 
- BARBARA GILBERT Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 
- RUTH HEATON  University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE 
- ALLISON HINTZ  University of Washington, Seattle, WA 
- ELHAM KAZEMI  University of Washington, Seattle, WA 
- GRACE KELEMANIK  Boston Teacher Residency Program, MA 
- ERIC KNUTH  University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
- LINDA LEVI   Teachers Development Group, Madison, WI 
- AMY LUCENTA  Boston Teacher Residency Program, MA 
- LORRAINE MALES University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE 
- KRISTEN MALZAHN Horizon Research, Chapel Hill, NC 
- JOHANNAH NIKULA  Education Development Center, Boston, MA 
- RANDOLPH PHILIPP San Diego State University, CA 
- ELIZABETH PHILLIPS Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 
- DEBORAH SCHIFTER Education Development Center, Boston, MA 
- NANETTE SEAGO WestEd, Riverside, CA 
- MIKE SHAUGHNESSY NCTM/Portland State University, OR 
- PEG SMITH University of Pittsburgh,  Pittsburgh, PA 
- GINI STIMPSON Teachers Development Group, Seattle, WA 
- LAURA VAN ZOEST Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI

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 Cognitively Guided Instruction (CGI) and Extending Children's Mathematics (ECM) 
Teachers Development Group is a national center for the development and implementation of CGI and ECM professional development, which are designed to enhance teachers’ ability to teach math for understanding by increasing teachers’ understanding of children’s mathematical thinking. Linda Levi, co-author of the CGI books for teachers and member of the CGI research and development team, directs this work.  CGI's content focus is Operations & Algebraic Thinking and Number & Operations in Base Ten as described in the K-3 Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (CCSSM).  ECM's content focus is Operations & Algebraic Thinking, Number & Operations in Base Ten, Number & Operations – Fractions, the Number System, and Expressions and Equations as described in the grades 3-6 CCSSM.  Through a focus on children’s thinking, teachers in CGI and ECM professional development improve their ability to engage students in the Standards for Mathematical Practice described in CCSSM. Both CGI and ECM develop teachers’ ability to use any curriculum to teach math for understanding. For more information about CGI or ECM professional development, please email Linda Levi,

 The Mathematics Studio –  Sustainable School-Based Professional Learning
Download our brochure, About the Mathematics Studio.  Contact Linda Foreman, via e-mail or by phone, 503-650-1914, to learn more about the studio model and/or to explore possibilities for using a mathematics studio as context for transforming the culture of mathematics professional learning in your school/district. 

Other Open Enrollment Professional Development Opportunities
Check the Events page to learn about other mathematics professional learning special events open to the public. New events are posted regularly. Please call our office if you are looking for a specific topic that is not listed – often we can arrange for individuals to purchase a “seat” in a contracted course that is not listed on our Events page, or it may be possible to bring an open enrollment event to your locale.






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