Summer Institute

 “My goal in coming here was to reinvigorate and provide structure for the coaching work that I do.  Mission accomplished!"  –Math Specialist

“[The MQI Coaching Institute] was organized, rooted in evidence, and very specific. I would love to be coached with this tool and look forward to using it to help teachers elevate their instruction.” –Math Coach

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

Customized Training

Does your school or district have a group of instructional leaders who might benefit from taking this training together? Would you like the MQI Coaching 4-day coach training program customized to meet your school or district’s needs? MQI Coaching facilitators can come to your school or district and offer this same training, customized for your context.

Learn more about our on-site, customized training for coaches. 

When and Where

The institute will be held in July 13 - 16, 2020 on the Harvard Graduate School of Education campus on Appian Way in Cambridge, MA. 

Participants should plan to arrive in Cambridge on Sunday. The institute will include full days of content for Monday–Wednesday, and will wrap up by 1:30 PM on Thursday.

Registration and Fees

Register here for the MQI Coaching Summer Institute 2020

Program fees include tuition and some meals (breakfast and lunch on all four days, and a light reception). 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. A list of nearby hotels is available on the HGSE website.

Early Bird Regitration deadline: May 31

The fee for early bird registration is $1800

Regular Registration deadline: July 1

The fee for regular registration is $2100

Payment and Cancellation

Payment is required in advance but is refundable, less a $50 processing fee, if your cancellation is received by June 15.

Colleague discount

With one full price registration, get a second registration at half price. Bring a colleague so you can collaborate.

Scholarships - 2020 application now live!

We have funding available for a limited number of scholarships. If you are interested in applying for a scholarship, please fill out our scholarship form. Priority will be given to coaches working in public schools where there is limited funding for professional development.  


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.”


If you have any questions about the registration process or the MQI Coaching Institute in general, please email