Indiana Mathematics Leadership Academy


Grades K-12 principals and mathematics teacher leaders will take specific actions to support exemplary, research-based mathematics teaching and learning in their schools. They will provide professional learning opportunities to help teachers shift away from traditional mathematics instruction to implement transformational learning experiences. Deadline to apply is June 30, 2021.

IMLA 2021 Participants will have the option to participate in person (in Indianapolis) or virtually.

Price: $65, plus purchase of materials.

At a Glance

12 Months


4 Online Assignments

40 PGPs

$65 / Participant



This yearlong program is designed to build a strong cadre of empowered leaders committed to equity and excellence for all K-12 students learning mathematics in Indiana schools.

Participant teams will:

  • Establish a clear and common vision for mathematics teaching and learning in their schools.
  • Develop knowledge and use tools for supporting effective mathematics teaching and visionary professional learning.
  • Work collaboratively to develop and implement plans for activating their common vision.

Start Your Application

(Deadline To Apply Is June 30, 2021)

All participants must be part of a school team consisting of at least one math educator and 1 administrator (AP, Principal, Department Chair, etc). We welcome any size team. Each team member should complete a separate application.

Academy Cohort Dates

Three Day Summer Institute

  • July 13,14,15, 2021 / Face to Face with Hybrid options

Three Follow-Up Seminars

  • October 6, 2021
  • February 9, 2022
  • April 13, 2022

IMLA Overview

  • 12-month commitment for a complete program of six face-to-face days and four online support modules.
  • Focus on effective mathematics teaching practices.
  • Development of instructional leadership.
  • Exploration of options for teachers’ mathematics professional learning.
  • Establishment of partnerships between principals and mathematics teacher leaders.
  • Development of a vision of mathematics teaching and learning and a strategic plan for activating the vision.
  • 40 PGPs, based on full participation.
  • Each participant will be required to purchase materials:
    • One of the following grade-band ebooks (Choose your grade band): $19 from NCTM
      • Taking action: Implementing effective mathematics teaching practices in grades K-5
      • Taking action: Implementing effective mathematics teaching practices in grades 6-8
      • Taking Action: Implementing effective mathematics teaching practices in  grades 9-12
    • In addition purchase the following book:
      • Everything you need for mathematics coaching: Tools, plans, and a process that work for any instructional leader. $27.45
    • Recommended Materials: A TEAM could share a copy of the books by NCSM:
      • Instructional Leadership in Mathematics Education
      • Coaching in Mathematics Education
  • Attendance and participation as a school team.
  • Completion of online assignments.
  • Development and implementation of a strategic plan for activating the vision.
  • Three-day summer institute with Three follow-up seminars.
  • Four differentiated online assignments for participants
  • Location: Location for all dates: CIESC – 3500 DePauw Blvd, Suite 3021, Indianapolis, IN 46268. CIESC is in the iconic Pyramids on the city’s northwest side. We will be meeting in the third Pyramid on the second floor.