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HQIM In Practice: District Leaders on the Carnegie Learning Texas Math Solution

It is no secret that implementing new instructional materials can be a challenge! Here at Carnegie Learning, we want to suppport you in your implementation of the Texas Math Solution. 

The webinar at the bottom of this article focused on hearing from 3 different school leaders on the challenges, successes, and reflections they had after implementing the Texas Math Solution for one year! We hope that their stories and experiences provide insight if you are just beginning your journey with the Texas Math Solution or moving into your second or third year of implementation.


Kimberly Axtell: Director of Mathematics at ILTexas, Dallas

Machaela Henderson-Briones: Math Specialist at Harlingen CISD

Christy Barnett: PK-12 Math & Science Coordinator at Levelland ISD

Dr. Stephanie Doran: Senior Director of Customer Success at Carnegie Learning


Implementing High Quality Instructional Materials


What are the 6 steps to Implementing High Quality Instructional Materials?

  • Focus on leaders first.
  • Create structures and formal roles to create ongoing collaborative professional learning.
  • Adopt a research based instructional rubric to guide conversations about teaching and learning.
  • Anchor coaching and feedback in a curriculum.
  • Recognize the stages of curriculum implementation and what teachers need to progress to higher stages.
  • Ensure the districts work closely with schools to plan for, communicate, and implement school based professional learning that blends support for curriculum and instructional practice.

Implementation Cycle

Reframing thinking to understand that successful implementation is cyclical by nature is vital to a successful implementation. A district, coaches, and teachers should create a plan that sets your overall implementation goals. After that, craft your onboarding to be aligned to your goals and begin your implementation. During this time it is important to monitor how successful the implementation is going and to adapt your strategies as needed. Finally, by taking a look at hard data (test scores, assessments etc.) you can assess what worked and what needs you may still need to address, which will bring you back to the ideating phase!

Here are some helpful resources for creating a plan for implementing the Texas Math Solution


Webinar Recording