NCTM Annual Conference and Exposition | San Diego, CA

What makes math coaching successful? Tales from a research study on MQI Coaching

Friday, April 5, 2019 | 8:00–9:15 a.m. | Hilton Bayfront, Aqua 314

This session tells the story of how the Mathematical Quality of Instruction rubric (MQI) has grown from a research instrument to a valuable tool for improving instruction. The team from Harvard will lead participants through elements of the MQI Coaching model and share research findings from a randomized trial of the intervention.


NCSM Annual Conference | San Diego, CA

MQI Coaching and Task Cognitive Demand: coaching for increased cognitive demand by focusing on implementation over materials

April 2, 2019 | 2:15–3:15 p.m. | Marriott Marquis, Pacific 25

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 teachers' instructional decisions than on the task or curriculum being used. This session explores the enactment of various types of tasks, and how coaches can support teachers' to improve the cognitive demand for all students, regardless of the curriculum or task being implemented.