Professional Development


Add+VantageMR® Course 1 (AVMR1) focuses on the foundational learning of early numeracy concepts and topics that affect the development of future mathematical understanding. From the U.S. Math Recovery Council, the course includes dynamic, diagnostic assessments in number words and numerals, structuring numbers, and addition and subtraction strategies. The assessment, data collecting, and teaching tools accelerate the ability of educators to recognize students' current levels of numeracy understanding to make data-driven instructional decisions. During this professional learning opportunity participants will be actively involved in rich discussions around student mathematical thinking.

This is a virtual course consisting of eight 3-hour sessions (2 hours being synchronous and 1 hour being asynchronous in each session).

Audience and Grade Level

Teachers; Grades K-12. This course is designed to support elementary educators, special education educators, math interventionists, and math coaches in diagnosing and advancing student understanding and numeracy development.


24 PDPs will be awarded to participants upon completion of this training, in addition to outside reading and assignments (as per DESE regulations). Note that these PDPs will satisfy the Special Education-related requirement for recertification.

Date and Location

This training is fully onlineand consists of eight 3-hour sessions (2 hours being synchronous and 1 hour being asynchronous in each session):

  • July 27 - 30, 2020, and August 3 - 6, 2020, 9:30am - 11:30am

Cost and Registration

The cost of the workshop is $995. Registration fee includes AVMR 1 Kit.

Registration Deadline: July 13

For more information, contact:
Events Coordinator
413.586.4900 x5981


A maximum class size is set for each course and registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. If the number of registrations for a course exceeds the maximum seats available or is too low to be able to conduct a quality learning experience, CES will inform you of available options.

Course Cancellation

If you wish to cancel your registration, please submit a request in writing (via mail, email or fax) no later than 7 business days before the workshop’s start date. After that, there are no refunds or billing adjustments.

In the event that a course is cancelled by the Collaborative for Educational Services, we will notify you as soon as possible. Please be sure to provide your best email address and phone number so we can contact you. Although every effort is made to avoid last minute cancellations, if an emergency arises, we will do our best to reach you at the phone number and email address you provide. 

Inclement Weather

Any delays or cancellations are posted online at collaborative.org. You may also call 413.588.5979 after 6:30am for information about classes that day.