Supporting Students' Productive Struggle

  • 1Day WorkshopSupporting Students' Productive Struggle

    One-Day Workshop

    Crystal City, VA • March 29, 2019

    This workshop takes an initial dive into exploring productive struggle. It is designed to begin the exploration of an understanding of productive struggle through the lens of mathematics. It supports the learning of teachers, coaches, school-based, and district-based administrators. Though connected, each topic addresses specific questions regarding the story of productive struggle in a mathematics classroom.


    Space is limited, so register early to ensure a spot. The deadline to register was March 22, 2019.

    Registration Fee: $250

    Payment Methods Accepted

    • Credit Card: VISA, MasterCard or American Express. A confirmation letter and receipt will be sent automatically by email, once you complete the online registration process.
    • Check: This option will be available until February 29. An invoice will be sent to you automatically by email, once you complete the online registration process. Your payment must be received within 30 days of submitting your registration or the registration will be canceled.
    • Purchase Order: If a purchase order is being used, a copy must be attached to your online registration to complete your registration.


    Please contact if you have any questions.

    Hotel Information

    The workshop will be held at the Crowne Plaza Crystal City- Washington, D.C. The deadline for receiving the workshops room rate of $159 per night for a single king or a double queen is March 11, 2019.

    To make hotel reservations at the Crowne Plaza Crystal City-Washington, D.C. please call Jennifer at 1-703-310-8999 and reference code: NCT.

    Crowne Plaza Crystal City-Washington, D.C.
    1480 Crystal Drive
    Arlington, Virginia 22202
    Telephone: 1-877-685-5593


    The Crowne Plaza Crystal City-Washington, D.C. is located 2 miles from the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport.

    A complimentary Hotel Shuttle runs every day between 4:40 am and midnight. The shuttle departs the hotel every 20 minutes on the hour and at 20 and 40 minutes past the hour.


    Participant Outcomes

    The following questions will be addressed throughout the workshop:

    • What is productive struggle?
    • Why is productive struggle important to students’ mathematics learning?
    • How do we support productive struggle for each and every student?

    Key Ideas:

    • Institute content is based on the publication: Taking Action: Implementing Effective Mathematics Teaching Practices.
    • There will be connections to Principles to Actions and the Effective Teaching Practices


    George Roy, University of South Carolina

    One-Day Workshop Schedule

    9:00 AM-10:15 AM
    Productive Struggle: Laying the Foundation
    10:30 AM-Noon
    Productive Struggle: Establishing Goals and Selecting Tasks
    Noon-1:00 PM
    1:00 PM-2:45 PM
    Productive Struggle: Provoking and Supporting Struggle
    3:00 PM-4:30 PM
    Productive Struggle: Apply It....Live It!