Wednesday, July 24, 2019
Phillips Academy, Andover, MA

Last year, over 40 participants attended our MTLI pilot session which had the theme Supporting All Students. We heard from speakers on how to differentiate learning in the classroom to reach all types of learners.

This summer, we are going to focus on problem solving by using visual media. Our theme of Making Math Visible for Students and Teachers will offer opportunities for you to dig into interdisciplinary offerings from art, archaeology, mathematics, and social justice. We will look, explore, and reflect on math through collaborative work, interdisciplinary projects, web-based apps, lab activities, and scalable classroom projects.

The cost of registration is $40 per person. You are responsible for your own accommodation and travel.

A limited amount of financial assistance is available. Please describe your need on the application form.

If you are interested in participating in MTLI 2019, please complete the short application (link below). Through this process, we hope to create a group with a variety of experiences and perspectives. In your application, please describe your interest in MTLI 2019 and the specific ways you hope MTLI will be helpful in your educational practice.

Though the priority deadline to apply was June 22nd, we still have a few seats available. Please click on the link below to apply.

Once your application has been accepted, you will receive an email (1-2 days after 6/22) with a link to register and submit your payment.


Director: Joel Jacob, Phillips Academy, Andover, MA

Assistant Director: Noureddine El-Alam, Phillips Academy, Andover, MA

Manager: Dianne Fields, Phillips Academy, Andover, MA

Program Lead: Colleen Griffin-Roland, Reading Memorial High School, Reading, MA

Mark Engerman, Concord Academy, Concord, MA

Shawn Fulford, Phillips Academy, Andover, MA

Ellen Greenberg, Phillips Academy, Andover, MA

Jamie Kaplowitz Gibbons, Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, Andover, MA

Karen Latham, Pike School, Andover, MA

Lindsay Randall, Peabody Institute, Phillips Academy, Andover, MA

Sandra Reavill, Christchurch School, Christchurch, VA

Nick Zufelt, Phillips Academy, Andover, MA


Your participation and input in last year’s pilot session helped us to narrow our focus and identify what we hope will be a meaningful and purposeful time of professional development and networking with other math teachers.

MTLI seeks to build a partnership among high school mathematics teachers across public and private schools. Community and team building activities are at the core of what we practice and educators will build deeper connections with each other, share best practices in teaching mathematics so as to reach all types of learners.

We hope this fun filled day will provide accessible teaching resources and awesome ideas for you to incorporate into your teaching repertoire.


Please bring a laptop or tablet. We will share with you a guest WiFi login so that you have complimentary internet access for the day.

You may want to bring a sweater since the museum tends to get chilly.


At the completion of the institute, attendees will earn a certificate for completing 7 hours of professional development.


Refreshments, Icebreakers, Self-reflections, Group Discussions, Continental Breakfast, Lunch, Dessert, Networking, and tons of fun!


The institute will run from 8:30am to 4:00pm. We will engage in fun interactive activities and presentations, and opportunities for reflection and incorporating best practices that will support all students and all learners.

We hope some of you can join us for dinner at the Andover Inn (next door to the Addison) at 5pm. Here is a sample menu so you get a sense of pricing.


Click here for directions to the Institute which will be held at 3 Chapel Avenue, Andover, MA 01810 in the Museum Learning Center of the Addison Gallery of American Art on the campus of Phillips Academy in Andover, MA.


Click here for information on area hotels. The Institute has negotiated a reduced rate for a limited number of rooms at the Andover Inn on a first-come, first-serve basis.


Please submit any questions to the MTLI director, Joel Jacob via email:


We want to thank the Abbot Academy Fund, Addison Gallery of ArtSummer Session and Outreach Programs, Tang Institute, and the Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science Department for sponsoring MTLI.

MTLI is made possible in part through a grant from the Abbot Academy Fund, continuing Abbot’s tradition of boldness, innovation, and caring.