Intervention and Specialization

Intensive intervention, student success, connecting research and practice

About This Course

Math Recovery® Specialist provides the deepest level of professional development and support available through the US Math Recovery Council®. This intensive professional development experiences includes continual cycles of instruction, reflection, and refinement resulting in a high level of expertise in mathematics intervention and Math Recovery® specialization.

Math Recovery® Specialist is offered in a two-part series:

  • Math Recovery® Specialist, Part 1: Intervention and Specialization in Number Learning for the Primary Grades.
  • Math Recovery® Specialist, Part 2: Intervention and Specialization in Number Learning for the Intermediate Grades (Pre-Requisite: Math Recovery® Specialist, Part 1). Available Fall 2019.

Who is this course for?

Math Recovery® Specialist is recommended for educators who have at least three years of teaching experience. Intervention teachers, teachers who work with students who are not meeting grade-level standards, or instructional coaches or leaders who are supporting mathematics instruction would benefit from this professional development. Math Recovery® Specialist is the pathway to developing local leadership and sustainability.

One Year of Professional Development

Math Recovery® Specialist is a rigorous course that provides intensive professional development that develops intervention teaching experience and highly specialized knowledge in Math Recovery® content, assessment, and teaching. A two-part series is available for those wishing to extend their learning to include both primary and intermediate grades. Each course contains several days of face-to-face training, independent learning activities, active work with students throughout the year, virtual cohort meetings, and 1:1 coaching from a US Math Recovery® professional.

Math Recovery® Specialist, Part 1: Intervention and Specialist in Number for the Primary Grades has no pre-requisites. Part 1 includes the assessment and teaching topics of addition and subtraction, structuring numbers, number word sequences, numeral identification, and conceptual place value.

For those wishing to attend Math Recovery® Specialist, Part 2: Intervention and Specialist in Number for the Intermediate Grades, Part 1 is a pre-requisite. Part 2 includes the assessment and teaching topics of addition and subtraction to 100 and multiplication and division.

Through the intensity and depth of these professional development trainings, the Math Recovery specialist is able to precisely diagnose student levels of understanding and design instruction to implement 1:1 or in small group settings. Certification in specialist is a pre-requisite for leadership courses.

Math Recovery® Intervention Testimonials

I am excited to share (as a Champion) AVMR Course information with participants. I am looking forward to continuing my work with students and now plan to support staff members (as funding permits) to reach even more students in need. I would love to see Math Recovery fully implemented within our district. I would like to be the person in our area that helps bring Math Recovery to all. I so enjoy the MR staff and look forward to continuing my work within MR.

Course Participant Marshall, MI

Before going through the MRIS training program I had many pieces of knowledge and understanding regarding how to fill learning gaps for my intervention students. As I completed my learning year, I feel strongly that my training has woven these pieces together into a deeper understanding of levels and stages that transcends to my instruction.

Math Interventionist/Math Coach (K-3) Fond du Lac, WI

As a math coach, the MRIS designation has made me more knowledgable and more solid in my understanding of numeracy development. I will be able to share this learning with my teachers from now on.

Math Coach Fond du Lac, WI

The most rewarding experiences that came from completing MRIS designation were: - the knowledge I gained about how students learn math - understanding how to facilitate that learning by taking a constructivist approach - having the confidence to know where to go next with my students through the understanding of progressive mathematization, the guiding principles, key elements, and characteristics of children's problem solving - witnessing students' cognitive reorganizations - supporting students throughout an entire Math Recovery cycle and seeing the growth they made - collaborating with colleagues around our learning

Course Participant Green Bay, WI

I have enjoyed my journey so far and just seeing the improvement that my lessons have made to my students have inspired me and I hope to continue my learning in this area. It just makes sense and it is what good teaching should be about because all too often we get away from doing the right thing by students and we try to fill their heads as quickly as possible because of the demands that are placed on us. Every future teacher should go through a class like this.... thank you!

Math Interventionist Amherst, MA

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Attend In District

$1,175 per participant + shipping & handling
  • Delivered On Site
  • Delivered by in district Leader
  • 10 Days of Professional Development
  • 1 Year Course
  • Face to Face
  • One-on-One Coaching
  • Virtual Collegial Meetings
  • On-going Support Options Available
  • One Year of US Math Recovery Council® Membership
  • No Minimum Participants

Attend a Course

$6,000 per participant

  • Delivered by Math Recovery® Leader
  • 10 Days of Professional Development
  • 1 Year Course
  • Face to Face
  • One-on-One Coaching
  • Virtual Collegial Meetings
  • On-going Support Options Available
  • One Year of US Math Recovery Council® Membership

Host A Course

$6,000 per participant
  • Delivered On Site
  • Delivered by Math Recovery® Leader
  • 10 Days of Professional Development
  • 1 Year Course
  • Face to Face
  • One-on-One Coaching
  • Virtual Collegial Meetings
  • On-going Support Options Available
  • One Year of US Math Recovery Council® Membership
  • Minimum of 6 Participants

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FAQ

What do I need to host a Math Recovery® Specialist course?
To host a course Math Recovery® Specialist, Part 1 (MRSp1) or Math Recovery® Specialist, Part 2 (MRSp2), please contact courses@mathrecovery.org. We are limited to the number of courses we can host every year. Selection of sites is based on several factors (i.e. geographical region, number of participants, adequate training space, etc.).
What if a participant needs to miss a day of the professional development?
Attendance at all virtual meetings and face-to-face days is required for these professional development experience.
Do these courses come with a free membership?
A one-year membership is provided to participants upon registration of a course.
What if no Math Recovery® Specialist courses are offered in my area?
Every year, both MRSp1 and MRSp2 are offered at our USMRC Training Center in Eagan, MN. Contact info@mathrecovery.org for more information on future courses.
How long does designation for Math Recovery® Specialist take?
For both MRSp1 and MRSp2, it is recommended that teachers complete their requirements for designation in one school year. If additional time is needed, teachers can work with their instructor to determine a plan for completion. There may be additional fees associated for those taking more than one year to complete.
What kind of work and long-term projects are part of Math Recovery® Specialist?
Evidence of student and teacher growth is an important component of the Math Recovery® Specialist course experience. Teachers engage daily in working with students to apply Math Recovery assessment and instruction. Each course includes projects that help show evidence of a teacher’s reflection and understanding of Math Recovery assessment and teaching. Teachers build a portfolio of assessments and complete an end of the year project to highlight learning and growth throughout their specialist experience. After initial designation, recertification requirements are required every three years to maintain Math Recovery Specialist designation.
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