40 Online Modules
Explore the collection of modules by task cluster, effective mathematics teaching practice, or mathematics focus. Each two-hour module is designed around a rich task and a video clip from a real mathematics classroom.
I learned how to better elicit student responses to visual patterns. I have played around with visual patterns before, but could never get students beyond a point of “It adds 4 dots each time.” VIM gave me ideas for good questions to ask and ways to get students out of their seats and talking.
I learned that there are many ways to represent linear functions and patterns, many of which I never thought about. I also learned that the way you launch a task, ask questions during and after a task, and help students make connections between different representations has a big impact on student learning.
Bring VIM to your school and transform professional development for teachers
Video in the Middle PD offerings are flexible, ranging from freely available open educational resource versions to Common Cartridge offerings that can be loaded into an existing LMS to customized professional learning opportunities facilitated by WestEd staff.