Educator Courses

Designing for Learning: Math

  • Dates

    March 1 - March 5, 2021
  • Cost for members

  • Cost for non-members


    Designing for Learning: Math offers student-centered strategies that address emerging questions around adapting math pedagogy to hybrid and online learning contexts. No matter where students are learning, equitable design and student-centered pedagogies remain foundational, urgent priorities. Empowering students to do cognitively complex work that matters to them in a relationships-based environment is the key to learning and to engagement in any math course. Designing for Learning: Math takes a deep dive exploration into designing for access and equity, developing valid and authentic assessments, planning asynchronous and synchronous math practice, implementing real-world problem solving, and making student learning visible.

    Grounded in teacher and student voices and examples across secondary grade levels (5-12), this one week course invites math educators to explore resources, consider applications, and participate in community conversations with other math teachers from around the world. After meeting course requirements, you are eligible to receive a digital credential in the form of a course badge demonstrating your accomplishment in completing Designing for Learning: Math. This can be shared on your resume and on social media platforms such as LinkedIn.

    Who It's For

    Designing for Learning: Math is applicable to math educators across middle and high school grade levels and contexts. We encourage you to take this course as a school team or department. An estimated 4-6 hour time commitment, it is intentionally designed to be:

    • Adaptable: Provides examples and insights across math disciplines
    • Collaborative: Ideal for teachers, school teams, and instructional coaches
    • Flexible: Fits within a teacher schedule; you choose your time commitment and when you will engage in this entirely asynchronous experience
    • Personalized: Apply what you need to your own course and context; choose between resources, strategies, activities, and discussions
    • Practical: Take what you’ve learned and apply it immediately to your teaching practice

    What You'll Learn

    You will learn specific strategies aligned to the teaching math for:

    • Conducting synchronous and asynchronous learning experiences
    • Content curation
    • Designing assessments for learning
    • Increasing engagement and meaningful collaboration
    • Making student learning visible
    • Planning intuitive, interactive, and navigable learning experiences
    • Supporting students in developing and exercising agency
    • Translating what works in-person to hybrid and online

    What Our Community is Saying

    • GOA is a leader in its field. Superb staff, inten­tion­al plan­ning, well-thought out and exe­cut­ed. A role mod­el for education.” Clyfe Beckwith Phillips Academy Andover
    • The most valu­able aspect of this course has been the way GOA has cre­at­ed an expe­ri­ence that allows edu­ca­tors to eas­i­ly iden­ti­fy strate­gies that are acces­si­ble and man­age­able, and build on our expe­ri­ence as edu­ca­tors rather than trans­form us into peo­ple who are stu­dents would­n’t recognize.” Matthew Bobo Fordham Preparatory School
    • Heard at an after­noon team meet­ing dis­cussing design­ing online learn­ing: This is going to raise the bar for our stu­dents and make me a bet­ter teacher!’ ” Nancy Lang The New School

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