NCTM Regional Conference| Boston, MA

Cognitive Demand in Action: It's Not Just about the Task!

Friday, September 27th, 2019 | 8:00 - 9:15am | Hynes Convention Center, Room 310

In our research, we see that the extent to which the students, as opposed to the teacher, are doing the mathematical "heavy lifting" in a lesson depends far more on the instructional decisions than on the task or curriculum. This session explores the enactment of various types of tasks, and how to keep the cognitive demand high in all cases.


AMTNYS Annual Conference | Rochester, NY

The Power of Evidence-based Coaching to Promote Equity in Mathematics Classrooms

Friday, November 15th, 2019 | 2:00 - 3:00pm

In this session, participants will experience how MQI Coaching, an evidence-based coaching model developed by researchers at Harvard, promotes equity by using classroom video and a detailed observation rubric to help teachers reflect on the type(s) of mathematical thinking being done by each student in their classrooms. The MQI Coaching routines support attainable and sustainable instructional growth, and help teachers raise their expectations for all students in mathematics, challenging common biases against certain populations.