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“KCM has not only improved my mathematics content knowledge, but my instruction overall by helping me be better at assessment, analyzing student behaviors, designing instruction, and reflecting.”

Below you will find the KCM course offerings listed by grade band. If sessions are currently available for a given course, registration links are provided. Please contact the KCM if you have any questions.

 

Middle School  +
 

Middle School Mathematics Summer Institute

This institute will consist of two professional learning opportunities for middle school (6-8) educators. Both of these PLEs (professional learning experiences) are funded by the Kentucky Department of Education and are designed to provide cross-district collaboration and professional growth among middle school math teachers.

Participants in the 2017 Middle School Summer Institute may choose to attend the one-day PLE, the two day PLE, or all three days (both PLEs). If possible, we highly recommend attending all three days. The dates/topics will be:

  • One day PLE - Tuesday June 13 - Thinking Routines, Models and Discourse for Middle School Mathematics (6-8)
  • Two day PLE - Wednesday & Thursday June 14 & 15 - Purposefully Designing a Thinking Culture in Middle School (6-8) Math Classrooms

More information about each of these PLEs can be found on the registration page. You will be prompted to choose which dates you would like to attend on the "Packages" page during the registration process.

Cost: $0

Available Offerings

Louisville
Dates: June 13 and/or June 14 & 15, 2017

Register Registration closes on May 31, 2017.


Foundations for Middle Grades 6/7

This PLE will allow middle school educators to gain a greater understanding of how 6th and 7th grade students learn mathematics, evidence-based intervention strategies for use with students who are struggling, and resources and professional knowledge for identifying and analyzing student misconceptions.

For this PLE, administrators are encouraged to attend the Day 4 session alongside their teacher(s). Administrators, who attend Day 4 of the PLE, will leave the session better equipped to outline a school vision for the instruction that should be taking place in all of their mathematics classrooms.

Participants will:

  • Identify Big Ideas embedded in middle school Kentucky Academic Standards for Mathematics and Standards for Mathematical Practice
  • Use instructional strategies to improve critical thinking, problem solving, and classroom discourse
  • Explore evidence-based intervention strategies that can be used to help struggling students
  • Receive resources such as manipulatives, books, ready-made activities, etc.

Cost: $0

Available Offerings

Jefferson County
Facilitator: Linda Montogomery
Dates: Sept. 28 & 29; Nov. 14 & 15, 2017; Jan. 30 & 31, 2018

Register Registration closes on Aug. 21, 2017.

Fayette County
Facilitator: Linda Montogomery
Dates: Sept. 25 & 26; Nov. 20 & 21, 2017; Feb. 12 & 13, 2018

Register Registration closes on Aug. 21, 2017.


Foundations for Middle Grade 8

For teachers of 8th grade and accelerated 7th grade, the KCM, with grant funding from KDE, plans to provide a free four-day PLE in 2016-17. This experience allows middle school educators to gain a greater understanding of how to support students in developing algebraic and functional reasoning. This PLE will focus on standards in the Expressions & Equations (EE) and Functions (F) strands.

Participants should be Kentucky 7th or 8th grade educators and are expected to attend all 4 days of the professional learning experience. Teachers who work with 9th grade students are welcome, but the content focus will be on 8 th grade standards. Coaches and instructional supervisors are eligible to attend only if they do so along with a classroom teacher. Coaches/instructional supervisors are also expected to attend all 4 days of the PLE.

Cost: $0

Available Offerings

No offerings are available at this time.


Explorations in Grade 6 Geometry

KCM is proud to partner with the Kentucky Department of Education to offer middle school educators impactful professional learning experiences (PLEs). For 8th grade teachers, the KCM, with grant funding from KDE, plans to provide a free one-day PLE with a focus on geometry.

Participants will:

  • Identify Big Ideas embedded in middle school Kentucky Academic Standards with a focus on standards in the domain: Geometry
  • Explore specific visuals and contexts designed to support student understanding of topics including area, volume, three-dimensional figures and nets
  • Use instructional strategies to improve critical thinking, problem solving, and classroom discourse
  • Receive resources such as manipulatives, books, and ready-made activities

Participants should be Kentucky 6th grade educators. Teachers who work with 5th or 7th grade students are welcome, but the content focus will primarily be on 6th grade. This session is appropriate for teachers who are currently attending or have previously attended Foundations 6 & 7, as well as for teachers who have never attended a KCM PLE.

Cost: $0

Available Offerings

Jefferson County
Facilitator: Linda Montogomery
Dates: March 16, 2018

Register Registration closes on Feb. 12, 2018.

Fayette County
Facilitator: Linda Montogomery
Dates: March 14, 2018

Register Registration closes on Feb. 12, 2018.


Explorations in Grades 6 & 7 Integers

KCM is proud to partner with the Kentucky Department of Education to offer middle school educators impactful professional learning experiences (PLEs). For 6th and 7th grade teachers, the KCM, with grant funding from KDE, plans to provide a free one-day PLE with a focus on integer and integer operations.

Participants will:

  • Identify Big Ideas embedded in middle school Kentucky Academic Standards with a focus on standards in the domain: The Number System
  • Explore specific visuals and contexts designed to support student understanding of integers and integer operations.
  • Use instructional strategies to improve number sense, critical thinking, problem solving, and classroom discourse
  • Receive resources such as manipulatives, ready-made activities, books, etc.

Participants should be Kentucky 6th or 7th grade educators. Teachers who work with 8th grade students are welcome, but the content focus will be on 6th and 7th grade. This PLE was formerly called MaRTI Graduates (day 1). This session is appropriate for teachers who are currently attending or have previously attended Foundations 6 & 7, as well as for teachers who have never attended a KCM PLE.

Cost: $0

Available Offerings

Jefferson County
Facilitator: Linda Montogomery
Dates: Nov. 8, 2017

Register Registration closes on Oct. 2, 2017.

Fayette County
Facilitator: Linda Montogomery
Dates: Nov. 6, 2017

Register Registration closes on Oct. 2, 2017.


Explorations in Grade 8 Algebra

KCM is proud to partner with the Kentucky Department of Education to offer middle school educators impactful professional learning experiences (PLEs). For 8th grade teachers, the KCM, with grant funding from KDE, plans to provide a free one-day PLE with a focus on algebra and graphing.

Participants will:

  • Identify Big Ideas embedded in middle school Kentucky Academic Standards with a focus on standards in the domains: Expressions and Equations and Functions
  • Explore specific visuals and contexts designed to support student understanding of expressions, equations, and functions
  • Use instructional strategies to improve critical thinking, problem solving, and classroom discourse
  • Receive resources such as manipulatives, books, and ready-made activities

Participants should be Kentucky 8th grade educators. Teachers who work with 6th, 7th or 9th grade students are welcome, but the content focus will primarily be on 8th grade. This session is adapted from the PLE Foundations 8 offered in 2016-2017. This session is appropriate for teachers who are currently attending or have previously attended Foundations 6 & 7, as well as for teachers who have never attended a KCM PLE.

Cost: $0

Available Offerings

Jefferson County
Facilitator: Linda Montogomery
Dates: Oct. 25, 2017

Register Registration closes on Sept. 18, 2017.

Fayette County
Facilitator: Linda Montogomery
Dates: Oct. 23, 2017

Register Registration closes on Sept. 18, 2017.


Explorations in Mathematical Lessons for Middle School

Join KCM and master teacher Anne Burgunder as we engage in in-depth explorations of impactful mathematics lessons in live middle school classrooms. This unique professional learning experience allows participants to collaboratively plan middle school mathematics lessons. Then, a master teacher will teach the lessons in a real classrooms as participants observe. After each lesson, the group will discuss observations of the lessons with a heavy emphasis on student impact. Additionally, participants will deeply explore the mathematics and pedagogical strategies that are addressed during the lessons.

Cost: $0

Available Offerings

Central Kentucky
Dates: Sept. 28 & 29; Oct. 26 & 27, 2017

Register Registration closes on Aug. 21, 2017.


Explorations in Mathematical Lessons for Algebra I

Join KCM and master teacher Anne Burgunder as we engage in in-depth explorations of impactful mathematics lessons in live algebra I classrooms. This unique professional learning experience allows participants to collaboratively plan algebra I lessons. Then, a master teacher will teach the lessons in a real classrooms as participants observe. After each lesson, the group will discuss observations of the lessons with a heavy emphasis on student impact. Additionally, participants will deeply explore the mathematics and pedagogical strategies that are addressed during the lessons.

Cost: $0

Available Offerings

Central Kentucky
Dates: Jan. 25 & 26, 2018

Register Registration closes on Dec. 11, 2017.

 

 

Intermediate  +
 

Explorations in Third Grade - Fractions

Third grade is a critical year in which students should develop strong foundations for understanding fractions. During this session, teachers will explore hands-on activities and tasks designed to support students in developing conceptual understandings of fractions as numbers. Teachers will deepen their understanding of the third grade fractions standards, seeing them as part of a progression starting in first grade and continuing into middle school. Participants will leave with prepared materials and manipulatives sufficient for work with a small group, including fraction squares, Cuisenaire rods and KNP IG activities.

Cost:$50

Available Offerings

Lexington
Dates: April 25, 2017

Register Registration closes on April 4, 2017.


Comprehensive Course for Intermediate (Formerly MaRTI Plus)

Formerly known as MaRTI Plus, this course provides an opportunity for classroom, special education and intervention teachers of students in Grades 3-5 to learn strategies and acquire tools to assess and advance students' mathematical reasoning. Aligned to research-based teaching practices and KAS, topics will include number and operations, place value, fractions and fractions operations, algebraic reasoning and the use of fluency assessments to identify student need. Participants will receive books, activities and instructional materials.

As this is an intensive professional learning experience, participants will be expected to attend all 10 dates of this course.

Cost: $1600

Fayette County
Training Facilitator: Cindy Aossey
Dates: July 24, 25 & 26; Sept. 20 & 21; Dec. 5 & 6, 2017; Feb. 14 & 15; March 27, 2018

Register Registration closes on June 12, 2017.

Hardin County
Training Facilitator: Dee Crescitelli
Dates: July 12, 13 & 14; Sept. 14 & 15; Nov. 9 & 10, 2017; Feb. 6 & 7; March 13, 2018

Register Registration closes on June 5, 2017.

Christian County
Training Facilitator: Dee Crescitelli
Dates: July 19, 20 & 21; Sept. 18 & 19; Nov. 16 & 17, 2017; Feb. 26 & 27; March 23, 2018

Register Registration closes on June 7, 2017.

Pulaski County
Training Facilitator: Lisa Riggs
Dates: July 10, 11 & 12; Sept. 18 & 19; Nov. 14 & 15, 2017; Feb. 27 & 28; March 15, 2018

Register Registration closes on May 29, 2017.

Rowan County
Training Facilitator: Julie Adams
Dates: Sept. 6, 7 & 8; Oct. 18 & 19; Nov. 16 & 17, 2017; Feb. 22 & 23; March 21, 2018

Register Registration closes on July 26, 2017.

Scott County
Training Facilitator: Cindy Aossey
Dates: July 31, Aug. 1 & 2; Sept. 11 & 12; Nov. 9 & 10, 2017; Feb. 8 & 9; March 20, 2018

Register Registration closes on May 31, 2017.


Mathematics Content Coaching

Mathematics Content Coaching is designed to provide mathematics instructional coaches and administrators with job-embedded, learning opportunities that are aimed at initiating profound, sustainable, school-wide improvements in teaching and learning. The content coaching model works to build a school culture that has a shared understanding of how to engage students in learning mathematics through well-designed learning tasks and activities. All participants will observe a master coach as she co-plans with a teacher, co-teaches a mathematics lesson in a classroom, and then debriefs the lesson. The intended outcome of the KCM Mathematics Content Coaching PLE is to increase student achievement in mathematics and implement successful mathematics intervention by maximizing the impact of a mathematics coach.

Participants in the cohorts for Mathematics Coaches will meet for four days to thoroughly explore the Content Coaching Cycle and examine mathematics teaching practices. Participants will observe Master Coach Anne Burgunder as she co-plans with a teacher, co-teaches and then debriefs lessons. The focus will be on refining teaching decisions that directly influence student understanding of mathematics.

While the target audience for this PLE is instructional coaches, classroom teachers who are working to become teacher-leaders may also greatly benefit from attending.

The administrator sessions provide administrators of instructional coaches with a better understanding of the impact the coaching role can have on student understanding. Administrators will also observe Master Coach Anne Burgunder as she co-plans with a teacher, co-teaches and then debriefs a lesson. Participants in the administrator cohort will explore effective mathematical teaching practices related to Common Core and TPGES.

Cost: $0

Available Offerings

Elementary Administrator Day - Central Kentucky
Dates: Nov. 1, 2017

Register Registration closes on Sept. 25, 2017.

Elementary Cohort #1 - Central Kentucky
Dates: Nov. 2 & 3; Dec. 7 & 8, 2017

Register Registration closes on Sept. 29, 2017.

Elementary Cohort #2 - Central Kentucky
Dates: Feb. 22 & 23; March 22 & 23, 2018

Register Registration closes on Jan. 15, 2018.

 

 

Primary  +
 

Foundations for Primary Graduates Summer Institute

Banish math anxiety and give students of all ages a clear roadmap to success!

Mathematical Mindsets provides practical strategies and activities to help teachers and parents show all children, even those who are convinced that they are bad at math, that they can enjoy and succeed in math. Jo Boaler—Stanford researcher, professor of math education, and expert on math learning—has studied why students don’t like math and often fail in math classes. She’s followed thousands of students through middle and high schools to study how they learn and to find the most effective ways to unleash the math potential in all students.

Come join KCM and the KDE for this FREE PLE and unleash the math potential in you as we collaboratively dive into:

  • Explaining how the brain processes mathematics learning
  • Reveal how to turn mistakes and struggles into valuable learning experiences
  • Provide examples of rich mathematical activities to replace rote learning
  • Explain ways to give students a positive math mindset
  • Give examples of how assessment and grading policies need to change to support real understanding

All Foundations for Primary Grades (formerly EERTI) graduates are welcome to attend this FREE professional learning experience!

Cost: $0

Available Offerings

Lexington
Dates: June 12 & 13, 2017

Register Registration closes on May 15, 2017.


Foundations Course for Primary

Foundations for Primary Grades (formerly EERTI) cohorts are professional learning communities that grow K-3 teachers' understanding of early numeracy development and improve their abilities for establishing in students strong foundations for fluently adding and subtracting. As a member of a Foundations for Primary Grades cohort, participants will receive specialized training from an experienced math intervention teacher featuring evidence-based strategies and materials from experts in early numeracy development. Cohort facilitators will provide support to each educator as new strategies and methods are utilized in the classroom.

Available Offerings

No offerings are available at this time.


Comprehensive Course for Primary

This 10-day learning opportunity is designed for classroom, special education and mathematics intervention teachers of students in Grades K-2. Participants will engage in varied instructional strategies, and will acquire tools to assess, support, and advance students' mathematical reasoning and knowledge. Aligned to research-based teaching practices and KAS, topics will include counting and cardinality, number and operations, early algebraic reasoning, conceptual place value, measurement and data, and math/literature connections. Participants will receive books, activities and instructional materials, along with assessment strategies to identify and target student needs and misconceptions in early numeracy.

As this is an intensive professional learning experience, participants will be expected to attend all 10 dates of this course.

Cost: $1600

Available Offerings

Christian County
Training Facilitator: Beth Meiman
Dates: Aug. 16, 17 & 18; Sept. 20 & 21; Oct. 19 & 20; Nov. 9 & 10; Dec. 8, 2017

Register Registration closes on July 5, 2017.

Fayette County
Training Facilitator: Kris Jarboe
Dates: July 31, Aug. 1 & 2; Sept. 25 & 26; Nov. 2 & 3, Dec. 8, 2017; Jan. 18 & 19, 2018

Register Registration closes on June 19, 2017.

Hardin County
Training Facilitator: Kris Jarboe
Dates: July 19, 20 & 21; Sept. 11 & 12; Oct. 26 & 27; Nov. 16 & 17; Dec. 11, 2017

Register Registration closes on June 7, 2017.

Pulaski County
Training Facilitator: Julie Adams
Dates: July 17, 18 & 19; Sept. 14 & 15; Oct. 24 & 25; Dec. 14, 2017; Jan. 25 & 26, 2018

Register Registration closes on June 12, 2017.

Rowan County
Training Facilitator: Julie Adams
Dates: July 31, Aug. 1 & 2; Sept. 21 & 22; Nov. 2 & 3; Dec. 7, 2017; Jan. 18 & 19, 2018

Register Registration closes on June 19, 2017.

Scott County
Training Facilitator: Kris Jarboe
Dates: July 26, 27 & 28; Sept. 18 & 19; Nov. 9 & 10; Dec. 4, 2017; Jan. 11 & 12, 2018

Register Registration closes on June 14, 2017.


KNPI (KY Numeracy Project Intensive) / AVMR (Add+Vantage MR)

This course is built around Add+Vantage Math Recovery and is designed for elementary grades teachers to learn and practice assessments and teaching strategies for advancing students' foundational number knowledge, including addition and subtraction and multiplication and division.

Please note, a minimum of 6 participants must register in order for this training to take place. In the event that the minimum number has not been reached, registered participants will be alerted and will be given the opportunity to join another KNPI cohort, if one should be available.

Kentucky Numeracy Project Intensive includes 10 days of training spread over 4 sessions. KNPI also requires 3 in-person collegial team meetings, which will be scheduled at the discretion of the facilitator and training participants.

Cost: $2,000

Available Offerings

Christian County
Training Facilitator: Beth Meiman
Dates: July 25, 26 & 27; Sept. 14 & 15; Nov. 1 & 2; Nov. 20 & 21; Dec. 13, 2017

Register Registration closes on June 9, 2017.

Franklin County
Training Facilitator: Kris Jarboe
Dates: Aug. 7, 8 & 9; Sept. 28 & 29; Nov. 6 & 7; Dec. 5, 6 & 7, 2017

Register Registration closes on June 23, 2017.

Jefferson County
Training Facilitator: Kris Jarboe
Dates: June 26, 27 & 28; Sept. 14 & 15; Oct. 23 & 24; Nov. 13 & 14; Dec. 15, 2017

Register Registration closes on May 12, 2017.

Pulaski County
Training Facilitator: Tonda Thompson
Dates: Aug. 7, 8 & 9; Sept. 28 & 29; Nov. 6 & 7; Dec. 5, 6 & 7, 2017

Register Registration closes on June 23, 2017.


MRIS (Math Recovery Intervention Specialist)

This is the KCM's most rigorous learning experience for elementary grades teachers who deliver intensive mathematics intervention and who help students at different ages and ability levels. Completing this course is also the route to becoming a Math Recovery Leader, SNAP (Student Numeracy Assessment Progressions) Facilitator, and/or Add+Vantage MR Champion.

Mathematics Recovery Intervention Specialist includes 10 days of training spread over 3 sessions. MRIS also requires 4 in-person collegial team meetings, which will be scheduled at the discretion of the facilitator and training participants.

Cost: $3,900

Available Offerings

Taylor County
Training Facilitator: Lisa Riggs
Dates: Aug. 7, 8, 9 & 10; Sept. 6, 7 & 8; Dec. 11, 12 & 13, 2017

Register Registration closes on June 23, 2017.


SNAP

This two-day course, for K-2 teachers, teaching assistants, and parent volunteers is an introduction to the assessment and advancement of early learning of number and arithmetic.

Cost: $290

Available Offerings

Lexington (moved from Bowling Green)
Training Facilitator: Beth Meiman
Dates: June 1 & 2, 2017

Register Registration closes on April 21, 2017.


Refresher AVMR1

This one day professional learning experience is for participants who have successfully completed the KNPI or AVMR Course 1 through Add+VantageMR.

Group participation will include video analysis, Learning Framework in Number (LFIN), Number Words & Numerals, Structuring Number and Addition & Subtraction.

If you are an MIT taking this refresher course, you will earn a required PD unit for MAF (Mathematics Achievement Fund) compliance.

Cost: $0

Available Offerings

Bowling Green
Training Facilitator: Beth Meiman
Dates: June 5, 2017

Register Registration closes on May 26, 2017.


Refresher AVMR2

his one day professional learning experience is for participants who have completed the KNPI or AVMR Course 2 through Add+VantageMR. Refresher course builds upon AVMR Course 1 and will include LFIN, moving from a unitary to a numerical composite way of thinking as well as addressing Place Value, multi-digit addition/subtraction and Multiplication and Division.

If you are an MIT taking this refresher course, you will earn a required PD unit for MAF (Mathematics Achievement Fund) compliance.

Cost: $0

Available Offerings

Bowling Green
Training Facilitator: Beth Meiman
Dates: June 6, 2017

Register Registration closes on May 26, 2017.

 

Preschool  +
 

Foundations for Early Childhood Mathematics

The KCM Foundations for Early Childhood Mathematics (Formerly K-EEMC) professional development features content developed by the Erikson Institute, leaders in early childhood education. Participants will learn how to spark children's mathematical learning though developmentally appropriate exploration, discussion and activity using high-impact, evidence-based strategies and children's literature which support the teaching and learning of early mathematics.

The KCM Foundations for Early Childhood Mathematics training includes 8 half-day training sessions. Upon registering, participants are expected to attend all eight half-day sessions.

In addition, the KCM will be offering an optional extension opportunity during the 2016-17 academic year. Four additional half-day sessions are available for several cohorts (indicated below). These extension sessions will occur in the afternoons of the regularly scheduled course sessions. Topics to be explored will include Math Teaching Practices (MTPs) in the early childhood classroom, professional noticing, and other content relevant to the development of participants’ instructional decision making. Extension dates are optional, but we do encourage your participation for an additional opportunity to explore the Foundations for Early Childhood Mathematics.

Cost: $0

Available Offerings

Cohort #1
Training Facilitator: Selisa Adams
Dates: Aug. 4; Sept. 1; Sept. 15, Sept. 28; Oct. 20; Nov. 10; Dec. 8, 2017; Jan. 12, 2018

Register Registration closes on June 23, 2017.

Cohort #2
Training Facilitator: Selisa Adams
Dates: Aug. 11; Sept. 8; Sept. 22, Oct. 13; Nov. 3; Nov. 17, 2017; Jan. 19; Feb. 2, 2018

Register Registration closes on June 30, 2017.

Boyle County
Training Facilitator: Selisa Adams
Dates: Aug. 8, 9 & 10; Nov. 6, 2017; Jan. 3; March 16; May 22 & 23, 2018

Register Registration closes on June 23, 2017.