Professional Development

Teaching Mathematics through Big Ideas

Big Ideas raise individual standards to a higher level so that students can learn mathematics as a meaningful subject of connected ideas. This approach has been shown by research to engage students and increase achievement and is the best approach for teaching heterogeneous groups of students. In these interactive workshops, we explore how to engage all students through open, in-depth and connected content. We offer this training in two versions, one for the elementary years and one for the middle years, and two formats, in-person and online.

Upcoming Workshops

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Middle Years

There are no remaining middle years workshops in 2023

Elementary Years


Teaching the Youcubed Data Science Course

High school teachers, learn directly from the youcubed curriculum writing team how to teach Explorations in Data Science, our full-year advanced mathematics course!  The training is offered in two formats: online (4 curriculum units over 2 days) or in person (8 curriculum units over 4.5 days). Both formats are interactive and include hands-on experience with the technology tools in the course. We recommend that participants in the online workshop enroll in 2 sessions, one covering Units 1-4 and another covering units 5-8.

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Units 1-4
Units 5-8
Units 1-8 (full curriculum)

Mathematics Leadership Summits

Join Jo Boaler and Cathy Williams for two days of professional learning focused on leading mindset and mathematics change in schools, districts, counties and beyond. You will be engaging in content from the latest neuroscience and mathematics education research while meeting other professionals who are leading similar changes. This is an interactive format where we will discuss challenges and solutions. Topics include:

  • Evidence-based mathematics approaches
  • Working with change resistors
  • Seeing and measuring change in the mathematics classroom
  • How systems can support a mindset mathematics culture
Upcoming Summit

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*If you registered for the original dates of 5-6 September 2023, you should have received a message about the rescheduled dates via Eventbrite. If you did not, please send an email to

Teaching the Youcubed Summer Camp Curriculum

Join Jo Boaler and the youcubed team to learn about our camp that has been implemented widely by teachers and shown to significantly improve students’ mathematics understanding! This workshop focuses on the curriculum and teaching approach developed by youcubed that improved students’ scores on standardized mathematics tests by an average of 50% (equivalent to 2.8 years of school). A study of teachers implementing the program across the US showed a significant increase in student mathematics achievement after camp and in the following school year. The workshop content is appropriate for anyone interested in running a youcubed-inspired summer camp or using a Mathematical Mindset teaching approach during the school year. Participants will receive a copy of the camp curriculum, which is available for grades K-1, 2-3, 4-5, and 6-9.

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There are no remaining summer camp workshops in 2023

"This workshop helped me fuel the little spark I had inside. I already believed in growth mindset but felt like I lacked the power to bring about change. My little spark is now an explosion. I can’t wait to start the movement of change!"
"This workshop allows for some great networking opportunities. It gives us amazing data and resources to take back to our district. This also gave me a better understanding of what growth mindset is."
"This workshop has truly been life changing. I feel like my struggle is finally being relieved! Math can be fun, exciting and creative! Thank you!"
"This workshop has been the single best professional development because it freed me from the confines of traditional math instruction."
"This workshop made me truly understand how math can be brought to students as a creative, free subject for all students to experience."
"This workshop reminded me why I love education so much, the ability to inspire young minds to see their own potential. I wish more of my colleagues would come to one of these!"
"This workshop will affirm those hidden beliefs you previously only held in your heart regarding students and learning… it will allow you to put them into action!"
"This workshop has given me more tools as a math leader than I have ever had before!"

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