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Innovative professional learning and yearlong support for K-5 math educators!


What is the Math Academy?

The lead4ward Math Academy provides a strategically paced learning and support system for K-5 math educators throughout the year (4 days total). The Academy includes face-to-face and virtual professional learning that leads teachers and leaders through a deep dive into the K-5 math standards, vertical alignment, and student engagement strategies designed to support students in increased mathematical fluency, independent thinking, and confident problem-solving.

Integrated Approach

The lead4ward Math Academy uses an integrated approach that emphasizes:

  • how to maximize district/campus instructional materials and lead4ward resources in planning
  • effective instructional practices
  • small group instruction and interventions for all levels of learners
  • student engagement and transfer
  • common language to promote collaboration

Content-Specific Support

The lead4ward Math Academy content-specific support includes:

  • developing number sense and fluency
  • practicing addition and subtraction with whole and rational numbers
  • building multiplicative reasoning in every grade level

Yearlong Support

The lead4ward Math Academy yearlong support includes:

  • 4 face-to-face and/or virtual sessions for K-5 math teachers and leaders (dispersed based on campus/district needs)
  • timely state/legislative math updates
  • online math community

Abby Rutland 

Abby Rutland is an education consultant and lifelong math enthusiast. As part of the lead4ward team, she loves working with fellow educators to find creative solutions in their classrooms and campuses.
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