The newest and most flexible online math professional development program
Patterns serve as a universal language in mathematics.
Patterns help us to convey complex ideas concisely and precisely.
Patterns visually represent math concepts, fostering communication and making math more accessible to all learners.
Have we convinced you of the importance of patterns yet? More to the point, why are we talking about patterns?
It's because we have a secret under our hats that we can't sit on any longer! Patterns inspire our newest math professional development offering—and we can't wait to tell you about it.
With Patterns, we're here to help create a force of K–12 educators who clearly understand mathematical patterns and how to bring them to life for their students. And because we know a teacher's time is precious, Patterns is the most flexible math professional development you'll find.
What is Patterns from Carnegie Learning?
Patterns is an evidence-based virtual math professional development program for K–12 math teachers that fits seamlessly into their busy lives. Sessions are live and on-demand online modules that meet math teachers wherever they are on their journey as educators.
Patterns is proven to:
Build a deep conceptual understanding of critical mathematical concepts.
Actively engage participants in a wide variety of instructional strategies.
Spark inspiration with fresh pedagogical approaches.
Increase confidence in delivering grade-level content and beyond.
Every Patterns teacher receives:
Access to professional readings.
Access to asynchronous coursework.
Live, virtual sessions with peers and Carnegie Learning experts.
On-demand, one-on-one coaching by appointment.
Why use Patterns for math professional development?
Teachers are busy, and professional learning shouldn't be complicated. That's why Patterns offers math professional development that's adaptable, applicable, and fosters community—plus four continuing education credits per Patterns course!
Have your teachers ever had to endure professional learning that was a one-size-fits-all-but-really-fits-none situation? We have, and we know it's the worst!
But thankfully, with Patterns, those days are long gone.
Our new online course for math teachers offers a combination of live and asynchronous, individual, and collaborative learning. Patterns caters to each teacher's schedule, pace, location, and mathematical content area. They'll get valuable strategies and supports that fit their classrooms and busy schedules.
We understand teachers' defeat when math professional development sounds great on paper but doesn't work in the real world. We've been there and felt that in our own careers as educators.
Patterns turns pie in the sky professional development on its head by keeping teachers and strategies grounded in the classroom. There are ample opportunities to actively engage in mathematical discourse and learn practical strategies they can use immediately.
And teachers can do as we say and as we do. Patterns' learner-centered environment models best teaching practices that participants can implement with their own students.
No teacher should be an island, even when they feel the world's weight on their shoulders. Whether it's because they're the only 6th grade math teacher in a small district or don't have time built into their schedules for collaboration, it's easy for your teachers to feel alone.
That's why Patterns fosters learning through a community of math educators. We're here to empower one another, exchange expertise and fresh ideas, and give actionable feedback.
Multiple live sessions allow teachers to share their thinking and challenge each other's ideas. Asynchronous discussions provide spaces for learning with peers at a more flexible pace.
How are Patterns' online courses for teachers delivered?
Patterns blends self- and group-paced activities over a semester. An expert guides participants through mathematical tasks, thinking, application, and reflection during synchronous coursework. Participants study professional reading selections in asynchronous weeks, review student work, apply learning, and more on their schedule. Patterns also offers on-demand, one-on-one coaching sessions by appointment throughout the course.
Patterns sample schedule
Learn more about Patterns' online courses for math teachers
It’s plain to see: Patterns from Carnegie Learning is math professional development that your teachers will use. Patterns is easily scalable to all teachers in your district and, best of all, flexible enough to fit their schedules.
Help your teachers bring math to life with Patterns. We can’t wait to see what the future holds!
Before joining Carnegie Learning's marketing team in 2022, Karen spent 16 years teaching mathematics and social studies in Ohio classrooms. She has a passion for inclusive education and believes that all learners can be meaningfully included in academic settings from day one. As a former math and special education teacher, she is excited to provide educators with the latest in best-practices content so that they can set all students on the path to becoming confident "math people."Explore more related to this author