ISD Summer Secondary Math Institute

Featuring Dr. Jo Boaler, you, and your #ISDmath colleagues!

Summer Math Institute Opportunity

*If interested in this opportunity, use the APPLY ONLINE button below to submit an in-district application. Please do NOT enroll in the course directly!

The ISD Summer Secondary Math Institute combines the power of Dr. Jo Boaler's How to Learn Math for Teachers* with two in-district follow-ups to share, vision, and integrate new learning into our curriculum and classrooms.

Teachers will participate in the ONLINE* How to Learn Math for Teachers* course at their convenience between June 7 and July 19. The eight online sessions within the course are all interactive and include various thinking tasks to promote active engagement. Click on Course Concepts for a brief description of each session.

In-district follow-ups are scheduled for July 20 and 21.

How to Learn Math for Teachers

Tuesday, June 7th, 8am

This is an online event.

The online course opens on June 7, and will remain open through the end of the year; however, we ask that the eight sessions, which take approximately 2 hours each to complete, be completed prior to the in-district follow-ups on July 20 and 21.

In-District Follow-ups

Wednesday, July 20th, 8:30am to Thursday, July 21st, 3:30pm

201 North Forest Avenue

Independence, MO


Contact Dr. Beth Savidge at 816-521-5464 or ISD Extension 10015.
Preview: How to Learn Math

Dr. Jo Boaler

Dr. Jo Boaler is a Professor of Mathematics Education at Stanford University, and the co-founder of youcubed. She is also an analyst for PISA testing in the OECD, and author of the first MOOC on mathematics teaching and learning. Formerly she was the Marie Curie Professor of Mathematics Education in England. She is an elected fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (Great Britain), and a former president of the International Organization for Women and Mathematics Education (IOWME). She is the recipient of a National Science Foundation Presidential Award and the NCSM Kay Gilliland Equity Award (2014). She is the author of nine books and numerous research articles. She serves as an advisor to several Silicon Valley companies, and a White House presenter on girls and STEM. She recently formed to give teachers and parents the resources and ideas they need to inspire and excite students about mathematics.