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July 2007 

Institute on Improving Student Learning Looking at the Big Picture of Student Achievement:  This opportunity will introduce educators to criteria for recognizing effective assessments which can yield critical clues about student knowledge and thought processes, and it will explore how educators can collaborate within and across grade levels to build a common approach for examining student work. 
For more information, visit the Measured Progress website.

Special group rate available until July 6, 2007.
Registration must be received  by July 15, 2007.  (Late registration will be charged a $50 fee.)
Register Now! (Registers for both days)

Posted December 5, 2006

Institute on Improving Student Learning Looking at the Big Picture of Student Achievement
This opportunity will introduce educators to criteria for recognizing effective assessments which can yield critical clues about student knowledge and thought processes, and it will explore how educators can collaborate within and across grade levels to build a common approach for examining student work.
For more information, visit the Measured Progress website.
Special group rate available until July 6, 2007.
Registration must be received by July 15, 2007. (Late registration will be charged a $50 fee.)
Register Now! (Registers for both days)

Posted December 5, 2006

Add+Vantage Math Recovery Training
  • When:  July 16 -19, 2007
                 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m
  • Eligibility: Until May 15th, open only to K—5 teachers from tier 1, 2, or 3 districts/schools that do not already have a Mathematics Intervention Teacher.  After May 15th registration will be open to all K—5 teachers.
  • 2 sites: Morehead State University and Eastern Kentucky University. Limit of 15 teachers per site.
  • Cost: Course 1--The Kentucky Center for Mathematics (KCM) will pay $695 per teacher and schools will pay $245 per teacher; Course 2--KCM will pay $370 per teacher and schools will pay $145 per teacher.  Prices include all materials and shipping.
  • Contact:    Morehead State University                            University of Kentucky
                      Nancy Applegate                                       Cindy Aossey
                      nancyhapplegate@windstream.net         caossey@ms.uky.edu  
                      606.798.6151 home                                  502.682.1716 cell
                      606.584.5012 cell
  • Add+Vantage information:  http://kymath.org/docs/intervention/MRAddPressRelease_2.pdf
  • Training Requirements: VIDEO/ASSESSMENT ADD+VANTAGE MATH RECOVERY
  • Registration: Register Online through KCM

Updated May 8, 2007
Posted April 10, 2007

KCM Mathematics Coaching Program

The summer training sessions for new and returning coaches will be conducted by three organizations, Math Solutions, Cognitive Coaching and the Center for Research on Learning (University of Kansas). They have been selected for their exemplary training materials, techniques and results.  You can find additional information at their website links below.

 

Cognitive Coaches will be training both cohorts.  We have adopted their coaching model state-wide:

  • Cognitive Coaching Foundation Seminar (First Year Coaches)
  • Cognitive Coaching Proficiency Modules (Second Year Coaches 

Why Cognitive Coaching?

Math Solutions will be conducting two training courses for our First Year Coaches:

  • Math Solutions for Kentucky Math Coaches (K – 8)
  • Building Foundations for Algebra (9-12)

The Center for Research on Learning will conduct a two-day course for our second year coaches:

  • Coaching Classroom Management

Summer Training Summary 

Black – New Coaches       Blue – Returning Coaches       Orange – Both Cohorts

Western Kentucky University
Directions: directions_WKU_summer_07.pdf

Monday, July 23
8:30 – 4:00        Math Solutions (K–8 & HS)

Tuesday, July 24
8:30 – 4:00        Math Solutions

Wednesday, July 25
8:30 – 4:00        Math Solutions

Thursday, July 26
8:30 – 3:30        Math Solutions
4:00 – 6:00        Training: Online Meetings

TGIF, July 27
8:00 – 3:00        Math Solutions

Monday, July 30
8:30 – 4:00        Cognitive Coaching
8:30 – 4:00        Coaching Classroom Mgmt.
7:00 – 9:00        Evening Math Games

Tuesday, July 31
8:30 – 4:00        Cognitive Coaching
8:30 – 4:00        Coaching Classroom Mgmt.
4:30 – 6:00        Afternoon Mixer

Wednesday, August 1
8:30 – 3:30
        Coach/Admin Planning
8:30 – 4:00        Cognitive Coaching Proficiency Module

Thursday, August 2
8:30 – 4:00        Cognitive Coaching Proficiency Module 

TGIF, August 3
8:00 – 3:00        Coach/Admin Planning

 

Number Worlds training (for year-one MITs)
  • When:  July 23 -27, 2007
                8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Location: Murray State University, Hopkinsville Campus, 5305 Ft. Campbell Boulevard, Hopkinsville, KY
  • Housing: Fairfield Inn, 345 Griffin Bell Road, Hopkinsville, KY; 888.583.2727
                   $75 per night; group code KCM
  • Payment: KCM will pay training fees. Schools will pay for Number Worlds kits, housing, mileage, meals, and stipend.
  • Contact: Alice Gabbard, gabbardal@nku.edu

Updated February 21, 2007

Below are 4 Summer Math PD Opportunities.  To REGISTER for any or all on-line go to http://www.arsi.org  Once there Click on GROWTH then WORKSHOPS. Scroll until you see the description of the pd offering you are interested in. You will need a PO# or check to register.
  1. One to One Math
    • Target Audience: Grades 2-5.  The target audiences for this training are Instructional Assistants; Elementary Special Education   Teachers; elementary math teachers of grades 2-5, Parent Volunteers; and Interested Community Members.
    • Date & Location: North Laurel High School in London, KY on July 23-24, 2007
    • Time: Registration will be at 8:30am and the workshop will begin promptly at 9:00am and conclude by 4 p.m.
    • Cost: $300/participant
    • Facilitator: Terry Parkey, Regional Teacher Partner
    • Overview: Elementary Intervention Strategies for Closing the Gap! This two-day training (Day 1: July 23rd and Day 2: July 24th) is a   way to engage students in grades 2-5 who are struggling with foundational math skills by utilizing models and games as a different way to approach these foundational concepts. This training is designed to support individuals who work One on One with students.
  2. Teaching Fractions Conceptually: Rational Number Project Level 1 and Level 2 Institutes
    • Level 1:
      • Target Audience: Teachers in grades 4-8 including teachers of special needs students.
      • Dates & Locations: July 9-11, 2007 in London, KY
      • July 9-11, 2007 in Prestonsburg, KY
      • July 30-August 1, 2007 in Madisonville, KY
      • Times: Registration will be at 8:30am and the workshops will begin promptly at 9:00am
      • Cost: $400/per participant
      • Facilitators:   London:         Ann Booth and Jim Moore
                               Prestonsburg: Rhonda Allen and Tami Pickett
                               Madisonville:  Rhonda Allen and Jill Hall
      • Overview: Originally developed through a joint partnership between 2 universities with funding from the National Science Foundation and currently maintained by the University of Minnesota. The Rational Numbers Project takes a conceptual approach to teaching fractions versus the procedural approach that text books provide. This workshop is for teachers teaching grades 4-8 including special education teachers who have learned first hand that there is a better way to teach fractions. The book of fraction lessons that the participants will receive helps teachers attain goals set by the National council of Teachers of Mathematics by using multiple concrete models, applying fraction ideas to real-world situations, and will give students opportunities to reflect on their thinking about fractions using their informal language as they try to make sense of the formal symbolic system.  The manipulatives used (fraction circles, counting chips, and paper folding) provides students with "hands-on" experiences. The lessons develop understanding of the operations with fractions by using story problems and fraction circles.
    • Level II:
      • Target Audience: Regular and special education teachers of grades 4-9 who have attended the Rational Number Project Level 1 training or have a person in their building that went through Level 1 and the other grade levels want to continue what has been started.
      • Dates & Locations:  July 30-August 1, 2007 in Richmond, KY
      • Times:  Registration will be at 8:30am and the workshops will begin promptly at 9:00am
      • Cost:   $400/participant
      • Facilitators:  Regional Teacher Partners: Terry Parkey and Tami Pickett
      • Overview:  Originally developed through a joint partnership between 2 universities with funding from the National Science Foundation and currently maintained by the University of Minnesota.  The Rational Numbers Project takes a conceptual approach to teaching fractions versus the procedural approach that text books provide. This training is also useful for special education regardless of grade level who have students who struggle with understanding fraction concepts. and regular education teachers who have learned first hand that there is a better way to teach fractions.  The book of fraction lessons that the participants will receive helps teachers attain goals set by the National council of Teachers of Mathematics by using multiple concrete models, applying fraction ideas to real-world situations, and will give students opportunities to reflect on their thinking about fractions using their informal language as they try to make sense of the formal symbolic system.
  3. Making Linear Algebra Accessible
    • Target Audience:  "Making Linear Algebra Accessible" targets special education teachers of grades 8 – 12 who have responsibility, either individually or collaboratively, for teaching algebraic content to students and their collaborating teacher or a Algebra math teacher.
    • Two Locations to select from:  Madisonville, KY from June 11-15, 2007 or North Laurel High School from July 23-27, 2007
    • Structure of Institutes:  5 Day Summer Institute at 2 locations. The special ed teacher attends the first 3 days and the regular ed   teacher joins them for the last 2 days of the summer institute. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. each day and the session begins at 9:00 a.m. and concludes by 4:00 p.m.
    • Academic Year Commitments:  There will be 4 follow-ups held during the academic year. The special ed and regular ed collaborating teacher are to attend all follow-ups together. Two of the follow-ups will be held after school in a location that is close enough for participants to drive. Two of the follow-ups will be full days and participants will be paid a stipend or sub reimbursement depending if they are held on Saturday or a school day.
    • Cost:  $1800.00 for the special education and regular educator team.  The registration fee covers the cost of the following: materials for both the regular ed and special education teacher including but not limited to (TI-84 + graphing calculator; Calculator Based Ranger; manipulatives, resource materials), cost of 2 substitute days for the regular ed teacher to attend the follow-ups; $100/stipend for the regular ed and special ed teacher to attend the summer event; $50 stipend for both the regular and special ed teachers to attend the 2 after-school follow-ups; cost of facilitator and space rental fees; meals a.m. refreshments and lunch during the institute and follow-ups).
    • Overview:  The project consists of three components: 1) a 5-day institute, for the special education teacher and their regular education collaborating teacher, centered on best practices, including technology, cooperative learning, and inquiry to develop algebraic content knowledge as well as pedagogy; 2) on-going mentoring and network of support for the participants (regular education and special education teacher team) through four cadre (small group) meetings during the academic year; 3) 2-day follow-up in which participants (regular education and special education teacher team) will receive training in the use of technology to teach algebraic content. The collaborating teacher must agree to attend the last two days of the summer institute with the special ed teacher and the follow-ups during the academic year. Additional instruction materials will be provided during the follow-ups to both the special ed and regular ed teacher.

To REGISTER for any or all on-line go to http://www.arsi.org   Once there Click on GROWTH then WORKSHOPS. Scroll until you see the description of the pd offering you are interested in. You will need a PO# or check to register.

Posted April 10, 2007

MIT Advanced Training for Year-Two Number Worlds MITs
  • When:  July 24 - 26, 2007
                8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Location: Murray State University, Hopkinsville Campus, 5305 Ft. Campbell Boulevard, Hopkinsville, KY
  • Housing: Best Western, 4101 Ft. Campbell Boulevard, Hopkinsville, $64, 270.886.9000
  • Payment: KCM will pay for training fees. Schools will pay for stipend, housing, meals, and mileage.
  • Contact: Alice Gabbard, gabbardal@nku.edu

Updated April 23, 2007

 

Add+Vantage Math Recovery Training
  • When:  Monday, July 30 -- Thursday, August 2, 2007
                 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Eligibility: Until May 15th, open only to K—5 teachers from tier 1, 2, or 3 districts/schools that do not already have a Mathematics Intervention Teacher.  After May 15th registration will be open to all K—5 teachers.
  • Location: Kentucky Center for Mathematics, NKU, Highland Heights, KY.  Limit of 15 teachers per site.
  • Cost: Course 1--The Kentucky Center for Mathematics (KCM) will pay $695 per teacher and schools will pay $245 per teacher; Course 2--KCM will pay $370 per teacher and schools will pay $145 per teacher.  Prices include all materials and shipping.
  • Contact: Alice Gabbard, gabbardal@nku.edu  859.572.7691 office
  • Add+Vantage information:  http://kymath.org/docs/intervention/MRAddPressRelease_2.pdf
  • Training Requirements: VIDEO/ASSESSMENT ADD+VANTAGE MATH RECOVERY
  • Registration:  Register Online through KCM

Updated May 8, 2007
Posted April 10, 200
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Workshop: Teaching Mathematics with Applied/Contextual Strategies

In this workshop, teachers will learn methods and strategies for contextually teaching Algebra I, Algebra II and Geometry. Teachers will learn how to connect the concepts of high school mathematics to career fields and how to make meaningful real-world connections for their students.

Teachers may receive a stipend of $200 per day or professional development hours required by your district. View the Flyer.

Complete the attached registration form and fax or e-mail to Charma Leveridge (502)564-9848
charma.leveridge@education.ky.gov

Posted February 19, 2007