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July 2008 
Intervention Growth Opportunities
  • SNAP (Student Numeracy Assessment Progressions)
    July 30-31, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
    Sponsored by the KCM, here is a special half-price, two-day training opportunity in Louisville, July 30 & 31, for teachers of students in preschool to second grade.  SNAP is a Math Recovery teacher development program that allows teachers to effectively diagnose and instruct students in early numeracy with an emphasis on understanding student behaviors and generating individual student profiles.  For more information: View the Flyer
  • Add+Vantage MR for Kentucky MITs
    July 7, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.;
    July 8, 9, 10, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.;
    July 11, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

    For more information:
    View the Flyer
  • KCM Connections
    July 7-8, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
    For more information:
    View the Flyer
  • KCM Connections
    July 9-10, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
    For more information:
    View the Flyer
  • Math Recovery Specialist Training
    July 14-18, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
    For more information:
    View the Flyer
  • Math Solutions: Supporting Your Math Instruction for Intervention Students
    July 22-24, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

    For more information:
    View the Flyer
  • KCM Connections
    July 28-29, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
    For more information:
    View the Flyer
  • Sponsored by the KCM, here is a special half-price, two-day training opportunity in Louisville, July 30 & 31, for teachers of students in preschool to second grade:  SNAP (Student Numeracy Assessment Progressions) is a Math Recovery teacher development program that allows teachers to effectively diagnose and instruct students in early numeracy with an emphasis on understanding student behaviors and generating individual student profiles. View the Flyer
Coach Training
  • KCM Coach-Administrator Planning Day (ADMINISTRATOR ONLY)
    (6 hours of EILA credit available)
    July 11, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

    Note: Administrator attendance is a program requirement and is essential to ensure the successful continuation of your coaching program.  Six hours of EILA credit will be offered.
  • KCM Sophomore Coach Summer Training (COACHES ONLY)
    July 7-11, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.;
    For more information: View the Flyer
    .pdf or .doc - Summer NKU Directions
    (updated July 9, 2008)
     

    Monday

    Tuesday

    Wednesday

    Thursday

    Friday

    NKU
    Sophomore
    Coaching Classroom Management
     

    NKU
    Sophomore
    Coaching Classroom Management 

    NKU
    Sophomore
    CC – Proficiency 
    Mod. 1

    10  NKU
    Sophomore
    CC – Proficiency Mod. #2

    11  NKU
    Sophomore
    Coach-Admin Planning

     












Intervention Resources
  • .doc Consent form for round 1 MAF schools:  Use with families of students who will receive intervention and will not need to take Terra Nova in the fall of 2008.
  • .doc Consent form for round 2 and round 3 MAF schools:  Use with families of students who have been assigned to intervention to get permission for intervention treatment and Terra Nova testing.
  • .doc Consent form for Math Recovery and Terra Nova testing:  Use with families of students in your intervention pool, including control students and potential intervention students, to get permission for Terra Nova and Math Recovery interviews.
  • .docConsent form for Terra Nova testing:  Use with families of students in your intervention pool, including control students and/or potential intervention students, to get permission for Terra Nova testing only.
  • .pdf Terra Nova Testing Guidelines
  • .pdf Terra Nova Testing Plan
  • .doc or .pdfMIT Handbook
  • .xlsDates of Record: All MITs need to submit to Sarah Cornelison  (cornelisos1@nku.edu)  an updated DOR in September, January and May (this includes MITs from round 1 MAF schools, even though the Terra Nova testing date may remain blank for 08/09 intervention students).  Previous intervention and comparison student ID #’s from 06/07 and 07/08 will be sent to MITs from round 1 and round 2 MAF schools in early spring 2009.
  • .pdf MIT Sustained Professional Learning Framework for 2008/2009

*KCM Connections (Updated May 8, 2008) for new MITs:  Administrators of new MITs should attend the morning of the first day.  Math Recovery MITs should attend the first day only and Number Worlds MITs should attend both days.  Venues will include:

·         Lexington, July 7-8, hosted by Cindy Aossey, University of Kentucky (flyer)

·         *CANCELLED* Whitley County, July 9-10, hosted by Gwen Morgan, Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative

·         Livingston County, July 28-29, hosted by Mary Helen Hodges, Murray State University (flyer

a) MITs implementing both Math Recovery and Number Worlds will attend both training tracks in the first year, but may choose to attend only the Math Recovery training track after year one. 

b) Round two Math Recovery MITs’ schools will pay $110 from grant funds for the 3-day Advanced Specialist Course materials.  KCM will pay the $1650 training fee. KCM will also offer an agreement to pay training fees for certified MR specialists who are willing to lead training outside their district.

c) KCM will pay training fees for required professional development for one MIT per program per grant. Schools will pay from the Mathematics Achievement Fund grant for materials, stipend/substitute, housing, mileage, parking, meals, conference registration, and Centra online communication system of $250. Schools will pay the training fee for an additional/replacement MIT or for a second program ($4400 for Math Recovery, $1750 for Number Worlds).  In addition Math Recovery materials cost $1150 and Number Worlds materials cost is $600 for up to 5 students per grade level and $100 for each additional group of 5 students. 

d) Schools that have not received a Mathematics Achievement Fund grant may pay from title funds or other sources to send teachers to join the MIT professional community as listed in the chart above.   

$5550 for Math Recovery Specialist Certification for one teacher, paid to the US Math Recovery Council, includes all training, materials and coaching visits.  Additional costs to the school would be $250 for Centra online communication, housing, mileage, meals, and stipend/substitute.  

$2550 for Number Worlds MIT training for one teacher, paid to the KCM, includes training and support.  Materials coast would be paid to SRA, $600 for 5 students at each grade level and $100 for each additional 5 students at each grade level.  Additional costs to the school would be $250 for Centra online communication, housing, mileage, meals, and stipend/substitute. 

e) Any MITs may attend the optional 4-day Add+Vantage MR Course 1 (number sense, addition, and subtraction) with materials for $900.  Add+Vantage MR Course 2 (multiplication and division, place value) will be scheduled for the fall; the cost of training with materials is $495.

F) Pioneer MITs entering their 3rd year of service in August 2008 are expected to choose an MIT Leader training option, such as:

·         Add+Vantage Teacher Training, 4 days, $401.50 May or $900 July: (May flyer;July flyer)

·         Math Recovery Specialist Training, 10 days, $5550:  (flyer)

·         Add+Vantage Champion Training for Certified Math Recovery Specialists, 4 days, $2250: web - Math Recovery Nashville Leader Institute

·         SNAP Facilitator Training for Certified Math Recovery Specialists, 1 day, $1000: web – Math Recovery Nashville Leader Institute

·         Math Recovery Leader Training for Certified Math Recovery Specialists, 7 days, $7800:  web – Math Recovery Nashville Leader Institute

·         NCSM Leadership Academy, 4 days, $535, out of state:  web – National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics

·         KCM PRIME MIT Leaders’ Group, 8 three-hour meetings, $135: (flyer)

·         PIMSER Math Leadership Support Network, 9 days, $1250:  web – Partnership for Math /Science Education Reform

·         The Cognitive Coaching Foundations Course will not be available through the Kentucky Center for Mathematics for the 2008/2009 school year due to a decision to suspend the use of Teachers’ Professional Growth Funds for training new coaches.

Learn how to teach fractions for understanding using the Rational Numbers Project (RNP) materials. 

Target audiences: primary, intermediate, middle and high school regular and special ed teachers (see sessions described below).
Overview: 
The Rational Numbers Project (RNP) developed at the University of Minnesota through funding from the National Science Foundation takes a conceptual approach to teaching fractions versus the procedural approach that textbooks provide. The RNP philosophy is that extended periods of time invested with manipulative materials developing concepts, order and equivalence ideas are needed before students can operate on fractions in a meaningful way. The book of fraction lessons that participants will receive is a product of several years of working with children in classrooms with this philosophy. Participants will learn how to organize instruction using multiple concrete models and applying fraction ideas to real world situations so students develop a deep, conceptual understanding of fractions. The manipulatives used in the training provide students with hands-on experience, while the lessons allow students opportunities to reflect on their thinking about fractions as they try to make sense of the formal symbolic system.
The PIMSER P-12 Math and Science Outreach unit at the University of Kentucky is offering 3 levels of this training; one for primary teachers, and the others for regular and special ed teachers of grades 4-9.  See below:
Session Offerings & Costs

I.            RNP Primary for regular and special ed teachers of grades K-3 (1-day workshop)
Cost:
$200 per participant/attached documents describe more about this training including a list of materials you will receive for your participation.  A.M. refreshments and lunch are also provided as part of your registration fee.
Note: This training is being offered because the study of fractions begins in the primary classes.

Dates and Locations:
June 27, 2008

Mt. Sterling - Morehead State University Satellite Campus
Facilitators: Rhonda Allen, PIMSER Regional Teacher Partner; Vonda Stamm, PIMSER Regional Teacher Partner

July 10, 2008
Berea - KY Artisan Center
Facilitators: Tolene Pitts, PIMSER Regional Teacher Partner; Rhonda Allen, PIMSER Regional Teacher Partner

July 17, 2008
Prestonsburg - Prestonsburg Inn
Facilitators: Tolene Pitts, PIMSER Regional Teacher Partner; Rhonda Allen, PIMSER Regional Teacher Partner
 

II.                 RNP Level 1 (3-day workshop)
Target Audience:
Regular and special education teachers and coaches who work with students of grades 4-9 and who want a more effective way to teach fractions and whose students struggle with understanding fraction concepts. 
Cost: $400 per participant (includes all the materials you will need to implement the training in your classroom; and a.m. refreshments and lunch during the 3 days)
Note: This is a prerequisite for attending RNP Level 2.
 
Dates and Locations:
June 11-13, 2008

Whitley Co. - Barbourville, Knox Co. Board of Education Annex
Facilitators: Terry Parkey, PIMSER Regional Teacher Partner; Tolene Pitts, PIMSER Regional Teacher Partner

June 16-18, 2008
Elizabethtown - Tourism & Convention Center
Facilitators: Tolene Pitts, PIMSER Regional Teacher Partner; Jane Hunt, PIMSER Regional Teacher Partner

June 23-25, 2008
Mt. Sterling - Morehead State University Satellite Campus
Facilitators: Tolene Pitts, PIMSER Regional Teacher Partner; Jane Hunt, PIMSER Regional Teacher Partner
 

III.                RNP Level 2 (3-day workshop)
Target Audience:
 Grade 4-9 special and regular education teachers and coaches who have already attended RNP Level I training.
Cost: $400 per participant (includes all materials you need to implement in your classroom and a.m. refreshments and lunch for each day)
Note: Participants must complete Level 1 before attending Level 2 training.
Dates and Locations:
June 11-13, 2008

London/Corbin - London, Laurel Co. Administration Building
Facilitators: Jim Moore, PIMSER Regional Teacher Partner; Ann Booth, PIMSER Regional Teacher Partner

July 9-11, 2008
Madisonville - Center for Cultural & Professional Development
Facilitators: Jim Moore, PIMSER Regional Teacher Partner; Ann Booth, PIMSER Regional Teacher Partner

July 16-18, 2008
Prestonsburg - Prestonsburg Inn
Facilitators: Terry Parkey, PIMSER Regional Teacher Partner; Jim Moore, PIMSER Regional Teacher Partner

July 21-23, 2008
Richmond - Whitehall Elementary
Facilitators: Terry Parkey, PIMSER Regional Teacher Partner; Jim Moore, PIMSER Regional Teacher Partner

Registration & Payment
Online Registration for current Rational Number Project offerings can be found here: http://www.rsvpbook.com/event.php?428611
We will only accept registrations completed online. Registrations for all offerings MUST be received by May 30, 2008. You will receive a confirmation letter along with an invoice within 1-2 weeks from registration. Payment is due upon receipt.
Clicking on the registration link above will take you to an external site not part of the University of Kentucky or PIMSER.

Posted May 6, 2008

Teaching Geometry using Applied/Contextual Strategies - July 11, 2008 - The Offices of Career and Technical Education will be offering  a professional development opportunity for Geometry teachers.

Posted May 14, 2008

AdvanceKentucky

 In partnership with the National Mathematics and Science Initiative (http://www.nationalmathandscience.org/), the Kentucky Science and Technology Corporation (http://www.kstc.com/) is seeking math teachers interested in participating in the AdvanceKentucky initiative, which aims to increase student participation and success in AP courses by focusing on “Laying the Foundation” in Grades 6 - 11.  

.pdf - Program Description Document
.pdf - Application information (deadline: May 15th) and Training Dates  

Briefly, AdvKy-using NMSI's model-has a goal of accelerating students' participation and success in AP courses in math, science and English (MSE) to help increase the pipeline of college-ready high school graduates. The NMSI program is emulating a model created by AP Strategies, Inc. (APS) that has been very successful, especially with students in underserved populations.  Please see the 3 graphs on the attached Program Description that show 10 years of growth experienced by 10 APS schools.   These schools, much like KY's schools, have considerable challenges-each of these schools has a very high percentage of students who are members of underserved populations (particularly free and reduced lunches eligible and minority).  

 An important part of this model is to better prepare pre-AP students grades 6-11) for the rigor of AP and college courses.  APS uses a program called "Laying the Foundation" (LTF) for this purpose. AdvKy plans to introduce LTF training for Pre-AP teachers beginning in the 08/09 school year, initially to the participating schools.  We anticipate that non-AdvKy schools will be able to participate as well.

To make this happen, candidates for becoming certified LTF trainers must be identified and selected to attend training in Dallas this summer (July 8-14).  Attached is a flyer for distribution to colleagues and
Math Coaches with relevant experience, and who can become KSTC contractors, able to devote time during the school year and summer months to conducting LTF training in their subject area at various regional sites (to be determined).  

For session offerings, costs, and registration information, please visit: http://www.uky.edu/P12MathScience/outreach/RNP.html
To review Rational Number Project materials, please visit:
http://cehd.umn.edu/rationalnumberproject/rnp1.html or http://cehd.umn.edu/rationalnumberproject/rnp2.html

Posted May 6, 2008

2008 Kentucky Aviation Teacher Institutes

Great opportunity this summer!  Topics covered through inquiry/problem—based learning will be applied mathematics (time, speed, distance), science-aerodynamics (forces and motion), and social studies-navigation (map skills). KY Core Content 4.1, KY Program of Studies, and the National Standards will be used.

  • .jpg - Flyer

  • .doc - Information letter

  • .doc - Registration information

 Posted January 4, 2008

.pdf - The PIMSER P-12 Math & Science Outreach unit at the University of Kentucky has now opened registration for Summer 2008 Workshops and Academic Year 2008-09 Programs.  You can find a list of offerings, more information, and links to registration on our recently-launched website, www.uky.edu/P12MathScience.  Below is a quick glance of what you will find and target audience information.  Locations for the sessions are from Madisonville to Eastern KY.  

EXPLORE, PLAN & ACT (8-12 grade math and science teachers; and administrators).  This is the same training that was offered during the 07-08 academic year 

Everyone Passes Algebra (target audience special ed and regular ed math teachers grades 8-12 that teach pre-algebra and algebra I) 

Math Leadership Support Network (target audience K-12 math teacher leaders (including special education) and administrators) 

Science Leadership Support Network (target audience K-12 science teacher leaders (including special education) and administrators) 

Math and Science Leadership Institute (K-12 math and science teacher leaders and administrators)

Network for New Math Teachers (elementary and secondary new math teachers and alternatively certified teachers including special education math teachers with 1-5 years of experience) 

Network for New Science Teachers (elementary and secondary new science teachers and alternatively certified teachers including special education science teachers with 1-5 years of experience) 

One-to-One Math (target audience elementary math teachers, special ed teachers, and instructional aides)

Summer and Academic Year PD Opportunity: Everyone Passes Algebra (EPA)

Sponsored by the P-12 Math and Science Outreach Unit (http://www.uky.edu/P12MathScience) of the Partnership Institute for Math and Science Education Reform (PIMSER) at the University of Kentucky and facilitated by Regional Teacher Partners Ann Booth, Jim Moore, Rhonda Allen and Tami Pickett. 

Every year, too many students in too many schools fail Algebra I.   EVERYBODY PASSES ALGEBRA (EPA) provides the technology, manipulatives, games and training necessary to implement the needed change in philosophy and instruction to ensure success for all of today’s students in Algebra I.   

We hope some of your Algebra I and special education math teachers who work with Algebra I will join us for this exciting training opportunity. 

Target Audience: Algebra I teachers and special education teachers who are responsible for teaching Algebra I in grades 8-12 

Materials: Each participant will receive the following to support their instruction as part of their participation in EPA:

TI-84+ silver calculator; one copy of SmartView Software; site license of Graphical Analysis software; one Calculator Based Ranger; books (How the Brain Learns Mathematics; Algebraic Thinking); classroom set of algebra manipulatives; set of trade books to use in instruction; one balance scale mat master; one multiplication mat master; frog number lines and plastic frogs; quadratic cards, linear cards, integer cards, and ropes. 

Structure of training: .doc - 5 day summer event (choice of two locations Prestonsburg and Lexington).  4 academic year follow-up meetings (2 full day follow-ups and 2 afterschool follow-up sessions). 

Registration Fee: $1,800/participant (ideas for funding sources Teacher Quality funds; PD funds; or Special Education funds). 

To Register: go to http://www.uky.edu/P12MathScience/outreach/EPA.html  In order to complete the on-line registration, you will need a PO number.

Posted April 30, 2008