Registration open - MCMI Summer 2017 Institutes

Registration is now open for the MCMI Summer 2017 Mathematics Institutes for K–12 educators, Motivation Matters in Mathematics.


Some comments from educators about our past institutes….

“All the information was great. I can see some great uses in the classroom.”

“Engaging activities and real samples to contemplate”

“I was motivated to find more ways to motivate my students…”

“Outstanding information to improve teaching and learning in mathematics… fabulous session of learning. Thank you!”


The institute will include a keynote speaker, core sessions focused on principals of motivation, classroom environment, and instructional strategies, and choice sessions to accommodate the needs of a broad audience of learners.


To register for the June 21–22 session, go to


To register for the August 1–2 session, go to


Further information on the choice sessions is located on the registration page under the “Session Descriptions” tab.


WHO should attend: Teachers of mathematics and administrators in grades K–12. 


Teachers will work in grade-band groups on core issues of mathematics teaching.

Teachers can also select breakout sessions based on their interests, contexts, and prior experience. Teachers either new to or experienced with our work are encouraged to attend.  (Please ensure that you have district approval prior to registering.)


Administrators can attend special workshops immediately following the keynote speakers’ addresses. Administrators interested in working with teacher groups are also welcome to do so.


WHEN/WHERE: The two-day institute will be offered twice, with different keynote speakers.


Wednesday, June 21 and Thursday, June 22

Keynote Speaker: Matthew Larson, President of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

Location: Oak Park and River Forest High School, Oak Park, IL


Tuesday, August 1 and Wednesday, August 2

Keynote Speaker: Margaret (Peg) Smith, Professor of Instruction and Learning in the School of Education, and Senior Scientist at the Learning Research and Development Center, University of Pittsburgh

Location: Colin Powell Middle School, Matteson, IL


MORE INFORMATION: For additional information, please contact Jean Goldrich at or Melody Chang at, or visit our website at


Thank you, and we look forward to working with you this summer!


The MCMI Team