Summer Institute


According to our research findings, teachers who received MQI Coaching:

The MQI Coaching Institute is an opportunity for math coaches and supervisors to learn best practices and leverage resources from our team at Harvard University, so that they can replicate such positive results in their own school or district. 

The four-day training will focus on the Mathematical Quality of Instruction (MQI) rubricthe cornerstone of our successand how to use it as an effective coaching tool. The curriculum provides participants with an in-depth understanding of the MQI Coaching model and hands-on experience using the MQI to guide teachers’ growth. This workshop is geared toward instructional leaders in mathematics; particularly those who are providing feedback and support for mathematics teachers.

After attending the Institute, participants will have:

  • a working knowledge of the MQI rubric
  • an effective coaching model that can be applied in a variety of contexts
  • an overview of the research that led to the development of MQI Coaching
  • access to the MQI video library
  • access to up to two follow-up webinars in the fall
  • option to access continuing professional support throughout the school year

When and Where

The institute will be held July 10-13, 2017 on the Harvard Graduate School of Education campus on Appian Way in Cambridge, MA.

 Participants should plan to arrive in Cambridge on Sunday, July 9. The institute will include full days of content for Monday–Wednesday, and will wrap up by 2:00 PM on Thursday, July 13.

Registration and Fees

You may register online at: http://bit.ly/mqi-register-2017

Program fees include tuition and some meals (breakfast and lunch on all four days, and a light reception on July 10). Program fees do not include travel and accommodations. Participants are responsible for securing their own travel and accommodations.

If you need local accommodations, we recommend making arrangements early. Hotels in the Boston area fill up quickly in the summer. For an affordable option, we will try to make a limited number of Harvard dorm rooms available for participants on a first-come, first-served basis. If you need local accommodations, we recommend making arrangements early. Hotels in the Boston area fill up quickly in the summer. For an affordable option, we will try to make a limited number of Harvard dorm rooms available for participants on a first-come, first-served basis. We will not know about the availability of dorm rooms until closer to the summer dates. Please reach out to us (mqicoaching@gse.harvard.edu) if you are interested in hearing when/if dorm rooms become available.

Early Registration

Early registration is suggested as enrollment is limited. The cost of early registration is $1800 per person. Early registration ends on May 15, 2017.

Regular Registration

The fee for regular registration is $2100. You may register up until July 1, 2017, provided space is available.

Payment and Cancellation

Payment is required in advance but is refundable, less a $50 processing fee, if your cancellation is received by June 10, 2017. 

Testimonials

Testimonials from teachers who received MQI Coaching

“MQI and coaches are amazing and have been so helpful in improving my math lessons. I really think my students can see a difference in what we do every day.”

“Sometimes I think I have a great lesson planned with lots of time for students to problem solve together, but after I watch the videotape, I see that I did too much of the talking. These videos have been eye-opening!”

“I was planning to retire, but now I am going to keep teaching because I want to keep learning and improving what I am doing in the classroom. I love videotaping and working with my coach!”

“MQI is causing me to focus on parts of my teaching that I never focused on before like this before…I have been able to really focus on questioning techniques. I ask better questions in my classroom now to get students thinking about math and talking about what is in their heads. I used to do more telling, but now I do more questioning. It is great!”

“Having MQI to focus on with my teaching and our coaching sessions has helped me to be very specific in what I want to reflect upon in my teaching. My coach has affirmed things I do really well as a teacher, and has helped me to refine some areas that I wanted to 
be sharper in.”

Questions

If you have any questions about the registration process or the MQI Coaching Institute in general, please email mqicoaching@gse.harvard.edu.