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.
ORIGO Education knows, and research confirms, that having a mathematics curriculum and resources program that provides positive outcomes for students, teachers, and the school community starts with an effective implementation.
In recent years, the National Implementation Research Network has identified best practices and developed frameworks for each stage of the implementation process: Exploration, Installation, Initial Implementation, and Full Implementation. ORIGO Education has taken the lead to use the science of implementation to help schools and districts offer ORIGO Stepping Stones with fidelity.
ORIGO Education and its dedicated implementation team are with you every step of the process. This includes determining funding, identifying resources, outlining ongoing training and coaching, and developing a communication plan for key stakeholders. We are committed to your district during the entire process through onsite and online support.
ORIGO Implementation Webinars
This four-part webinar series hosted by Dr. Jennifer Dale, implementation specialist, takes a closer look at the science of implementation and provides best practices to successfully bringing Stepping Stones to your school.
Exploration: Principles of Implementation Science and the Exploration Process
Installation: Preparing for Implementation
Initial Implementation: Getting Started, Getting Better
Planning for Full Implementation: Continuous Improvement and Scaling Up
Sign up for our Implementation Science Webinar Series
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
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
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.
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.