ORIGO Education started in 1995 as a professional learning company with an exclusive focus on Pre-K through Grade 6 mathematics. Since then, we have been further developing our core program ORIGO Stepping Stones and supplemental math resources for the classroom.
Our company’s mission is to make mathematics meaningful, enjoyable, and accessible for all. ORIGO Education is founded on four strong beliefs:
- Learning is a social process that requires language and discourse.
- Students who develop strong thinking, problem-solving, and communication skills grow into productive, innovative members of society.
- Content taught conceptually, and in a logical, learner-friendly sequence develops deep understanding and success.
- Technology empowers rather than replaces educators.
ORIGO Education offers a tailored comprehensive professional learning program that is based on the latest research on mathematics teaching and learning, as well as implementation science. Our learning service educators offer coaching sessions, strategies to leverage supplemental resources, and embedded on-demand support to meet the unique needs of each school or district with whom we work.
We look forward to partnering with you to strengthen mathematics teaching and learning in your community.
We make learning mathematics meaningful, enjoyable, and accessible for all.
Implementation Science Webinar Series for Stepping Stones
Now more than ever a strong plan is needed to prepare for and support implementation. Join our 4-part implementation science series beginning in June as we guide you in planning for your Stepping Stones implementation in the new school year. Not just for first year users! This complimentary webinar series will share resources and help you develop a plan that can adapt to any change in instructional delivery that might occur next year.
Register for the first 2 webinars in the series.
June 25, 2020
4:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Exploration Phase: Resources and Supports
July 30, 2020
4:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Installation Phase: Developing an Implementation Plan
We have designed a resource to support you through the transition back to school in the fall.
Reinforcing and extending grade level concepts and skills is especially important in elementary school math. Mathematics is a discipline of interconnected knowledge that is built on prior learning. Students need to recall concepts, skills and procedures in order to successfully learn new material.
One tool will not make up the unfinished learning students experienced. What is needed is on-going, professional learning and coaching to support teachers with determining the concepts and skills to review, adjusting curriculum plans, and adapting instruction for a variety of delivery models.
Re-Engage Learners Collaborative Coaching Series
The ORIGO Learning Services team will share research-based practices for transitioning back to school in the fall. We will focus on strengths-based strategies teachers can use in their classroom to develop competence and confidence as they plan and deliver mathematics instruction. We will focus on four learner centered topics:
- Cognitive Science and Social Emotional Learning
- Mathematics developmental progressions for elementary students
- Using assessment with support Concrete, Pictorial, Abstract understanding
- Planning structures to meet the need of a wide range of learners
The course is comprised of 4 modules with facilitator-guided synchronous learning sessions, collaborative conversations and learning assignments that are grade appropriate for practical application.
- The course includes grade-level specific sections for grades K-6 to collaborate with fellow teachers.
- Appropriate for any state standards and any core program.
- Choose from a variety of dates and times when it is most convenient for you.
- Immediate application of content to your classroom!
ORIGO Education works alongside teachers and educational leaders to transform research and theory into constructive, everyday classroom practices that make learning mathematics meaningful and enjoyable for all.
Our team of experts offer methods, ideas, and strategies to help you nurture engaged, motivated, and happy-to-learn thinkers. ORIGO Education coaching support can be offered through a strategic combination of onsite professional learning sessions, in-class observations and model lessons, and follow-up online sessions.
We partner with you to solve your most pressing challenges, including:
- Developing number sense
- Strengthening questioning and discourse in the classroom
- Supporting ELL students in mathematics
- Developing problem-solving and persistence
- Using multiple representations in mathematics
- Building strong understanding of common and decimal fractions
- Fostering the practice or process standards
- Unpacking the content standards
- Developing thinking strategies for addition and subtraction
- Developing thinking strategies for multiplication and division
- Extending thinking strategies beyond basic facts
Mathematics for Young Learners is a professional learning community hosted by ORIGO Education on edWeb.net. This community provides a platform for educators to share advice and support, and give them the opportunity to participate in webinars, share resources, engage in discussions, and collaborate with peers around the world. You will also find information on ORIGO's upcoming webinars and an archive of previous discussions.
Blog: ORIGO Insights
ORIGO Insights is a source of inspiration for everyone wanting to nurture engaged, math thinkers. As well as advice, this blog supports educators in learning methods, ideas, and strategies to support student' mathematical development. This is also a great place to learn about our upcoming events and latest news from ORIGO.
ORIGO Education makes learning mathematics meaningful, enjoyable, and accessible for all students and their teachers with our extensive list of supplemental math resources for the classroom.
We have been addressing the needs of elementary mathematics education for more than 20 years. Our products range from our core program, ORIGO Stepping Stones, to visual aids and manipulatives that include traditional printed products and interactive digital resources.
ORIGO's learning service educators have a wide range of expertise and knowledge, which they bring to hands-on training with our supplemental resources. Teachers learn practical strategies for helping students improve their knowledge, skills, and abilities to be successful in mathematics.
Free Additional Support
Classroom Demonstration Videos
Steps in Action videos allow teachers to experience an ORIGO Stepping Stones lesson in a classroom setting with real teachers and real students. Each short video is embedded within the lesson notes at the point of use for teachers to access.
Content and Instruction Support Videos
ORIGO MathEd is an online library of professional learning videos on current topics in elementary mathematics education. These dynamic sessions offer teachers the practical skills and deeper understanding of mathematics to work more effectively with all students. Teachers can easily tailor their video study for the time and place that suits them.
Dedicated Online Video Channel
ORIGO ONE is a growing collection of animated one-minute videos that help refresh teachers’ knowledge, deepen student understanding, and support family contribution to mathematics learning. Links can be shared at home to reinforce family connections and support in math learning. Visit ORIGO ONE to view examples of our embedded videos.