NCTM Book Study: Unveiling the Proactive Coaching Framework

  • NCTM Book Study: Unveiling the Proactive Coaching Framework


    What does high-quality mathematics coaching look like? What learning activities and practices result in improved teaching practices that have potential to improve student learning? The decisions leaders make about the design and delivery of professional learning is key to instructional improvement.

    In this online book study, participants will dive deeply into cases about coaches who have asked themselves similar questions and found practical solutions that centered on seven Mathematics Coaching Practices (adapted from Baker and Knapp 2019; Gibbons and Cobb 2017; Teachers Development Group 2010) that are at the heart of the Proactive Coaching Framework (PCF). The PCF guides mathematics leaders to advocate for research-informed practices and facilitate critical conversations about initiating, assessing, and sustaining change within schools.

    Each session will focus on one Mathematics Coaching Practice (MCP) and support coaches as they implement equitable and ambitious mathematics teaching.  

    Additionally, each session presents a case that explores how the PCF is used by coaches. These cases include a variety of settings and contexts that serve to illuminate how coaches and leaders have used the PCF in their design of professional learning. 

    Learning Objectives

    During these virtual sessions participants will: 

    • Explore a specific MCP through example cases that provide broad exposure to instructional practices and leadership approaches.
    • Analyze cases that recognize a range of coaching contexts, focus on math content, and empower school communities to surmount obstacles.
    • Gain insights into what it takes to plan professional learning and/or coaching interactions that advance leadership agendas for both long- and short-term goals.
    • Bring transparency to decision making and illustrate how the use of the PCF advances the vision of teaching and learning mathematics described within the Catalyzing Change series.
    • Engage in discussions (network and collaborate) with peers to share their common problems of practice, evaluate their context, define their content focus, establish goals, select their practices, and engage in debriefs that will inform their future actions.


    Session 1:  Co-teaching

    September 13: 7:00–8:00 PM ET

    Session 2:  Modeling Instruction

    September 27: 7:00–8:00 PM ET

    Session 3:  Examining Student Work

    October 11: 7:00–8:00 PM ET

    Session 4:  Engaging in Mathematics

    November 1: 7:00–8:00 PM ET

    Session 5:  Engaging in Lesson Study,  
                       Math Lab, and Math Studio

    November 15: 7:00–8:00 PM ET 

    Session 6:  Analyzing Classroom Video

    November 29: 7:00–8:00 PM ET

    Session 7:  Rehearsing Aspects of Practice

    December 13: 7:00–8:00 PM ET

    Pricing & Registration  

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    Member Type
    Book Study Only
    Total With Book
    Emeritus / Life Member
    Registering for the online book study also gives you access to the on-demand recordings for all sessions, so you can catch up on any live sessions you miss. Final cost, including applicable tax and shipping will be added during checkout.