Math Leader Collaborative

Unleash your true potential as a math instructional leader.

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The Math Leader Collaborative (MLC) is a semester-long virtual program designed specifically for instructional school teams that will redefine the way you approach leading and supporting mathematics in your building.

Whether you're already comfortable with math or feel uncertain, the MLC will equip you and your team with the right tools and techniques to unpack your math identities and become stronger leaders in math instruction. Embrace this opportunity to transform your math leadership and shape a future where all students thrive in mathematics by supporting teachers in providing grade-level, engaging, affirming, and meaningful (GLEAM™) math instruction for all students.

Who Should Attend the Math Leader Collaborative

  • The School and Classroom Culture pathway is designed for K-8 school-based math instructional teams (including principals, assistant principals, instructional coaches, teacher leaders, etc.)
  • The Professional Learning Community (PLC) pathway is designed for K-12 school-based math instructional teams (including principals, assistant principals, instructional coaches, teacher leaders, etc.)

What to Expect in the Math Leader Collaborative

Participants will spend 20 hours of learning through virtual sessions. 

Choose from two pathway options:

Throughout the experience, school teams will:

  • Engage in critical conversations about the math identities of leaders, teachers, and students, resulting in shifts that improve mathematical outcomes for students.
  • Leverage classroom culture structures to enhance the state of GLEAM™ math instruction in their school.
  • Employ a coaching tool that supports teachers in delivering GLEAM math instruction.

Participants will leave the training better able to:

  • Recognize the impact of math identity on the instruction students receive.
  • Apply key components of GLEAM math instruction to effectively observe and provide feedback for an optimal student experience in mathematics.
  • Leverage classroom culture structures to improve the state of GLEAM math instruction in their schools.

Throughout the experience, school teams will:

  • Engage in critical conversations about math instruction planning, practices, and mindsets, compelling a shift of the current professional learning communities (PLC)  structures in favor of more equitable math instruction and outcomes for students.
  • Leverage PLC to enhance, reinforce, and sustain GLEAM™ math instruction across all math classrooms.
  • Develop and employ a math PLC plan aligned to GLEAM to guide and assist teachers in planning and delivering GLEAM math instruction.

Participants will leave the training better able to:

  • Recognize GLEAM math instructional practices.
  • Apply key components of GLEAM-aligned professional learning communities (PLC) to plan and deliver an optimal student experience in mathematics effectively.
  • Leverage PLC structures to improve the state of GLEAM math instruction in their schools.
Program Components

Cohort Program Components are Virtual Learning Experience, Cross-Pollination, and Asynchronous Learning Experience

  Math Leader Collaborative is:

  • A space for a school team to collaborate and norm around tools and practices related to providing grade-level math instruction that is engaging, affirming, and meaningful
  • An interactive, four-month experience that includes virtual sessions, cross-pollination time with school teams across the cohort, and asynchronous learning

   Math Leader Collaborative is not: 

  • An individual learning experience
  • A “sit and get” professional development space
The UnboundEd Learning Walk Team posing together

Learning Walks

MLC schools can have an UnboundEd team conduct a Learning Walk, a two or three-day process that includes:

  • Professional learning focused on deepening GLEAM™ knowledge
  • Data collection around your problem of practice by observing math classrooms using our Equitable Instruction Observation Tool
  • Action planning, grounded in the data from the learning walk
  • A follow-up report sharing the visit data, trends, and recommendations

Contact us to learn more about this opportunity to transform your math leadership and shape a future where all students thrive in mathematics.