The CGI Math Teacher Learning Center provides Cognitively Guided Instruction teacher professional development to elementary school teachers nationwide.
Cognitively Guided Instruction is a child-centered approach to teaching math. teachers start with what students know and build on children’s intuitive problem-solving processes to teach mathematics. CGI professional development seminars increase teachers’ understanding of how children think about mathematics and how to use children’s thinking to guide instruction. Research shows that CGI increases students’ math achievement, inquiry in math classes and teachers’ mathematical knowledge. CGI enhances teachers’ ability to teach math with understanding using any textbook or curriculum materials.