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Math Access and Engagement for All! - Polaris Charter Academy Site Seminar

In-Person Event, Site Seminar

Add to Calendar 2023-05-012023-05-02Math Access and Engagement for All! - Polaris Charter Academy Site Seminar Chicago, IL
  • City Chicago, IL
  • Venue

    Polaris Charter Academy

  • Dates

  • Grade Level

    K-2, 3-5, 6-8

  • Audience

    All Educators

  • Eligibility

    Public, EL Education Partners

Join us at Polaris Charter Academy and immerse yourself in the vision, culture, systems, and structures of Polaris’s math work. You’ll witness the school’s equity-focused approach on accessible instruction for all K-8th grade math learners. Participants will view the process of transforming teaching mathematics from the common direct instruction of formulas and rules to the exciting constructing of mathematical ideas through exploration, discussion, and grapple tasks. Together, we will unpack the math story of Polaris and hear how years of strategic work have resulted in an alignment of a collective vision, staff and student mindset, and classroom practices.

Site seminars are two-day, in-person events where participants can take a deep dive into the EL Education model. You can expect to interact with students, school leaders, teachers, and more during your visit. Participants will have the opportunity to visit EL classrooms in action and see targeted Core Practices come to life in an environment that strives to provide an equitable experience for all learners.



  • Explore the key components that promote access and engagement and undergird quality math instruction.


  • Enhance your knowledge of EL Education’s 10 Steps of Change for Mathematics that guides Polaris’s math strategy, professional learning, and coaching.


  • Evolve your vision of the change management process and create a plan for transforming mathematics in your building.

This is an in-person event. For participant safety, EL Education requires attendees to be vaccinated and show a negative COVID-19 test in order to attend. Please see details here.

Please click here for policies, logistics, and pricing information.

Registration will remain open until April 17, 2023 at 8:00 p.m. Eastern time or until spots fill. Please register early to secure a spot.