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Math Workshop: Next Steps for Instruction

A Follow Up To "Math Workshop: Laying the Groundwork for Differentiation."

February 1 and 3, 2022

February 1 and 3, 2022

Recorded Access until May 31, 2022.

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Central Time

All Sessions Take Place on Zoom


Optional Add-On:

Implementation Coaching - See Below for Details

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 In our previous series, “Math Workshop: Laying the Groundwork for Differentiation in a Mathematics Classroom,” we learned about the instructional format of workshop and why purposefully planning large group, small group and individualized learning opportunities results in deep, conceptual understanding of complex math topics. In this series, we will explore the next steps for instruction when using a math workshop format. This includes understanding the importance of mathematical discourse and communication as well as learning about formative assessment and how that data can drive your small group instruction during the workshop block. A helpful accompaniment to this course is implementation coaching, which can be done both virtually and in-person.

Participants must have completed the series, "Math Workshop: Laying the Groundwork for Differentiation in the Math Classroom" before participating in this series.


Amanda Ironside

Amanda Ironside has 20 years of experience in public education in which she has enjoyed working as an elementary teacher, math interventionist, gifted & talented teacher and instructional coach. Currently, she is the Gifted & Talented Coordinator for the Menasha Joint School District located in Wisconsin. Amanda is an instructional leader, focusing on curriculum development and enhancing educational pedagogy in order to meet the diverse needs of all students.


Amanda has extensive experience coaching and collaborating with teachers and students so that their unique academic and instructional needs are met through extensions and support when appropriate. Through coaching and collaborating, she shares research-based strategies and aids in developing instructional plans based on best practice. She is an innovator in her district, providing professional development in multiple disciplines and at all grade levels.

Shelly Daun

Shelly Daun has over 25 years of professional experience in public education. Currently, she is the Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment for the Menasha Joint School District located in Wisconsin. She has been an instructional leader and administrator for most of her career in education focusing on systems change and school-wide reform.  She has worked in large suburban and high poverty school districts in Northeast Wisconsin.


Shelly has led school districts in district level and school improvement utilizing a systems approach to school improvement.  All with a curriculum design that focuses on analyzing student data, developing standards and assessments, implementing research-based instructional pedagogy, honoring student equity, leadership development, and creating sustainability action plans.  She has had success with developing and implementing school reform and improvement plans when schools are identified as needing improvement at the state level. Shelly is well versed in standards, assessment, K-12 literacy and mathematics instruction, equitable multi-level systems of support for students, Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) requirements, and leadership development.

Session Details

Session 1

4:00 - 5:00 pm Central

The Importance of Mathematical Discourse in a Workshop Format

In this session, participants will learn why reasoning and justification plays an essential role in a student’s mathematical journey. Purposeful questioning, making connections between mathematical concepts and using higher-level thinking tasks all contribute to the development of mathematical discourse in your classroom. We will explore each of these in this session, as well as provide participants with tools that can be implemented immediately in their classrooms.

Session 2

4:00 - 5:00 pm Central

Using Formative Assessment Data to Inform Instruction

In this session, participants will discover ways in which to formatively assess their students. We will focus on how to use the data gathered in order to plan and implement effective and efficient small group lessons.  Participants will be provided with ideas that can be used immediately in their classrooms.

Implementation Coaching

Day School Teacher

In-Person Coaching

Includes one full day, onsite coaching, with approximately 10 teachers; format and schedule will be tailored to meet the needs of your district and/or school. 


Wisconsin Districts:

$2750 per day, with one coach

Outside of Wisconsin:

$3250 per day, with one coach

Please contact Shelly Daun at for more information.

Young Freelancer



Includes 30-minute coaching sessions with 10 teachers, format and schedule will be tailored to meet the needs of your district and/or school 



$2250 per day

Please contact Shelly Daun at for more information.