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  • MAF Planning for 2018-19 KCM Professional Learning
    To: MAF Administrators and Teachers
    From: Meredith Brewer, Director
    Date: 5/18/2018
    Subject: MAF Planning for 2018-19 KCM Professional Learning
     

    Dear MAF Community,

    To show the KCM's commitment to the MAF and our strong desire to create opportunities for students to make sense of problems and persevere in solving them, the KCM proposes a dramatic reduction in the professional learning pricing structure for the 2018-19 academic year. Through cost reduction, KCM will fully absorb the recent reduction in funding for each MAF school. MAF schools will only pay the price of participant materials for the Plus Two teachers. KCM will pay for all associated trainer costs, room rentals, and other support expenditures.

    Please read the following email in its entirety as it contains extremely important information about the upcoming year.

    2018-19 Professional Learning Plan for MAF Schools

    PRIMARY GRADES: Selected primary grades teachers will proceed with the eight day course as registered.

    Next Steps:

    • Primary grades teachers will attend the full primary comprehensive course beginning with days 1-4 this summer (September for Scott County cohort).
    • All MAF primary classroom participant invoices will be updated to reflect the new reduced cost of $800.
    • If you have not yet registered your primary grades participant, please contact the KCM at kcm@nku.edu a.s.a.p. to secure a spot at your preferred location.

    INTERMEDIATE GRADES: For 2018-19, the selected intermediate grades teacher will be expected to attend a total of at least five days of professional learning. The initial three day course (now titled Explorations in Math Routines and Number Talks for Intermediate Grades) will occur this summer (September for the Scott County cohort) following the original schedule.

    The additional two days will be flexible based upon the needs of the school. Participating intermediate teachers can elect to attend two one-day courses or one two-day course to fulfill the requirement. Sessions will meet in locations throughout the state beginning in the early fall into the spring. Examples of the potential offerings are listed below with full list of offerings available by August 1. Teachers are invited to attend additional sessions but this participation will be optional outside of the required five days.

    ONE DAY SESSIONS (Participant Cost: $100/session)

    • Explorations in Third Grade Fractions
    • Explorations in Algebraic Reasoning for Intermediate Grades
    • Explorations in Multiplication and Division for Grades 4 & 5

    TWO DAY SESSIONS (Participant Cost: $200/session)

    • Explorations in Fractions for Grades 4 & 5
    • Explorations in Third Grade Multiplication and Division
    • Explorations in Math Mindsets for Grades 4 & 5

    Next Steps:

    • Intermediate grades teachers will attend the three day PLE this summer (September for Scott County cohort) as registered. This course will now be titled Explorations in Mathematical Routines & Number Talks for Intermediate Grades.
    • All MAF intermediate invoices for the three day summer sessions will be updated to reflect the $300 pricing structure.
    • If you have not yet registered your intermediate grades participant for the three day summer session, please contact the KCM at kcm@nku.edu a.s.a.p. to secure a spot at your preferred location.
    • After August 1, intermediate grades teachers will register for the selected additional two days of professional learning.

    INTERVENTION: Due to the changes for intermediate grades course, the optional MIT guest package is NOT available for the intermediate course at this time. MITs are invited to register for any of the Intermediate Grades Exploration courses of their choosing at the listed participant price. Participation in these sessions is OPTIONAL.

    There are no changes for MIT guests who have registered to attend the primary comprehensive course with a participating classroom teacher.

    NEW MITs ONLY
    KNPI (Kentucky Numeracy Project Intensive) Course: For replacement MITs utilizing the Add+VantageMR program, the KNPI course 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.

    KNPI Days 1-3 Days 4-5 Days 6-7 Days 8-9 Day 10
    Frankfort June 19-21 July 26-27 Aug. 27-28 Sept. 24-25 Nov. 9

    Participant Cose: $2,000

    Next Steps:

    • If you have a new MIT and have not yet registered for KNPI, please contact the KCM at kcm@nku.edu a.s.a.p. to secure a spot at your preferred location. This course is for schools using AVMR only.
    • If you are an MIT who registered to attend the primary comprehensive course as a guest, there will be no changes to your registration. Please attend as planned.
    • If you are an MIT who registered to attend the intermediate comprehensive course as a guest, you have the following options:
      • Withdraw from the course- Please contact kcm@nku.edu to void your registration.
      • Proceed with participation in the three day Explorations in Math Routines and Number Talks for Intermediate Grades course at a cost of $300. You will receive the full set of materials as part of your participation.
      • After August 1, register to attend the new Intermediate Explorations courses as a full participant. These courses are priced at $100/day which covers the cost of materials.
    • After August 1, intermediate grades teachers will register for the selected additional two days of professional learning.

    Please let us know if you have any questions!

     


  • MAF 2018-19 Team Planning Survey (Action Required)
    To: MAF Administrators
    From: KCM
    Date: 3/29/2018
    Subject: MAF 2018-19 Team Planning Survey (Action Required)
     

    Dear MAF Administrators,

    In order to help us prepare for KCM's MAF support next year, please complete the following survey no later than Friday, April 13.

    https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/KKGLQ3F

    Registration for comprehensive courses will be available in late April. Please note that your survey responses are for planning purposes only and do not secure spots in the preferred cohorts.

    As a reminder, the MAF RFA (Request for Applications) states the following expectations:

    School Mathematics Team Selection and Responsibilities (Page 4)

    The school must develop a school mathematics team including the MIT, principal, a primary classroom teacher and an intermediate classroom teacher. In schools with primary grade levels only, two primary classroom teachers shall be selected. Teachers should be selected based on exemplary service, dedication to learning mathematics pedagogy and a commitment to 10 8 days of intensive training. Each year, additional classroom teachers shall be selected to participate on the school mathematics team and receive intensive mathematics training.

    The 2018-19 comprehensive courses will meet for eight in-person days. The dates for the summer launch of each cohort are listed below.

    Comprehensive Course for Primary Grades

    Location Days 1-2 Days 3-4
    Lexington June 26-27 July 30-31
    Richmond July 10-11 Aug 1-2
    Hopkinsville June 28-29 July 16-17
    Somerset June 28-29 July 26-27
    Elizabethtown July 12-13 Aug 2-3
    Georgetown Sep 6-7 Sep 27-28

    Comprehensive Course for Intermediate Grades

    Location Days 1-3
    Lexington July 16-18
    Richmond July 25-27
    Hopkinsville July 23-25
    Somerset July 18-20
    Elizabethtown July 30-Aug 1
    Georgetown Sep 12-14

    If you have any questions, please contact KCM Director Meredith Brewer at brewerm8@nku.edu or (859)572-5976.


PLEs for MAF Teachers and Administrators


AdMIT Meetings

Leadership teams from current MAF (Mathematics Achievement Fund) schools, comprised of the mathematics intervention teacher, primary grades classroom teacher, the intermediate grades classroom teacher, and the principal, will engage in professional learning activities and collaboration focused on high-fidelity, evidence-based mathematics teaching practices leading to positive impact on intervention students and other classroom teachers.

This one-day professional learning experience fulfills a Mathematics Achievement Fund grant requirement for principals and MITs. 5 hours of EILA credit will be available.

Cost: $0

**IMPORTANT NOTE: Mathematics intervention teachers, primary grades classroom teachers, the intermediate grades classroom teachers, and the principals should each register separately for this meeting date. It is possible that registration will become full before the close date, and therefore, it is advised that all attendees register sooner rather than later to ensure a secured spot for each member of the leadership team.

Dates and Locations are TBD at this time.

 


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

Franklin County
Training Facilitator: Kris Jarboe
Dates: June 19, 20 & 21; July 26 & 27; Aug. 27 & 28; Sept. 24 & 25; Nov. 9, 2018
Time: 9:00am-4:00pm Eastern

Register Registration closes on May 22, 2018.

 


Comprehensive Course for Primary

This 8-day learning opportunity is designed for classroom 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 8 dates of this course.

Cost: $800

Christian County
Training Facilitator: Belle Rush
Dates: June 28 & 29; July 16 & 17; Aug. 22; Sept. 19; Oct. 17; Nov. 7, 2018
Time: 9:00am-4:00pm Central

Register Registration closes on May 21, 2018.

 

Fayette County
Training Facilitator: Kris Jarboe
Dates: June 26 & 27; July 30 & 31; Aug. 31; Sept. 21; Oct. 26; Nov. 30, 2018
Time: 9:00am-4:00pm Eastern

Register Registration closes on May 21, 2018.

 

Hardin County
Training Facilitator: Lisa Riggs
Dates: July 12 & 13; Aug. 2 & 3; Sept. 5; Oct. 18; Nov. 8; Dec. 5, 2018
Time: 9:00am-4:00pm Eastern

Register Registration closes on May 21, 2018.

 

Madison County
Training Facilitator: Cindy Aossey
Dates: July 10 & 11; Aug. 1 & 2; Sept. 27; Oct. 18; Nov. 13; Dec. 6, 2018
Time: 9:00am-4:00pm Eastern

Register Registration closes on May 21, 2018.

 

Pulaski County
Training Facilitator: Lisa Riggs
Dates: June 28 & 29; July 26 & 27; Aug. 30; Sept. 20; Oct. 25; Nov. 29, 2018
Time: 9:00am-4:00pm Eastern

Register Registration closes on May 21, 2018.

 

Scott County
Training Facilitator: Kris Jarboe
Dates: Sept. 6 & 7; Sept. 27 & 28; Oct. 29; Nov. 16; Dec. 10, 2018; Jan. 11, 2019
Time: 9:00am-4:00pm Eastern

Register Registration closes on May 21, 2018.

 


Comprehensive Course for Intermediate has been replaced by the offerings listed below.

Explorations in Math Routines and Number Talks for Intermediate Grades

This course provides an opportunity for classroom teachers of students in Grades 3-5 to learn strategies and acquire tools to advance students' mathematical reasoning. Aligned to research-based teaching practices and KAS, topics will include addition, subtraction and place value; the use of instructional routines including number talks; and the use of manipulatives, visual models and number lines. Participants will receive books, activities and instructional materials including a classroom number line.

Participants will be expected to attend all 3 days of the course.

Cost: $300

Christian County
Training Facilitator: Tonda Thompson
Dates: July 23, 24 & 25, 2018
Time: 9:00am-4:00pm Central

Register Registration closes on May 21, 2018.

 

Fayette County
Training Facilitator: Julie Adams
Dates: July 16, 17 & 18, 2018
Time: 9:00am-4:00pm Eastern

Register Registration closes on May 21, 2018.

 

Hardin County
Training Facilitator: Lisa Riggs
Dates: July 30, 31 & Aug. 1, 2018
Time: 9:00am-4:00pm Eastern

Register Registration closes on May 21, 2018.

 

Madison County
Training Facilitator: Cindy Aossey
Dates: July 25, 26 & 27, 2018
Time: 9:00am-4:00pm Eastern

Register Registration closes on May 21, 2018.

 

Pulaski County
Training Facilitator: Lisa Riggs
Dates: July 18, 19 & 20, 2018
Time: 9:00am-4:00pm Eastern

Register Registration closes on May 21, 2018.

 

Scott County
Training Facilitator: Julie Adams
Dates: Sept. 12, 13 & 14, 2018
Time: 9:00am-4:00pm Eastern

Register Registration closes on May 21, 2018.

 


Explorations in Algebraic Reasoning for Intermediate Grades

 

Cost: $100

Dates and locations are TBD. Registration will open after August 1, 2018.

 


Explorations in Fractions for Grades 4 & 5

Intermediate grades are a critical time in which students are expected to develop an understanding of fractions as numbers and make sense of fraction operations. During this two-day session, teachers will explore instructional strategies such as the use of manipulatives, fraction models (including number lines) and number talks. Teachers will deepen their understanding of the fourth and fifth grade fractions standards, seeing them as part of a progression starting in first grade and continuing into middle school. Participants will be provided with a book and prepared student activities, as well as manipulatives sufficient for small group work.

Cost: $200

Dates and locations are TBD. Registration will open after August 1, 2018.

 


Explorations in Math Mindsets for Grades 4 & 5

 

Cost: $200

Dates and locations are TBD. Registration will open after August 1, 2018.

 


Explorations in Multiplication and Division for Grades 4 & 5

 

Cost: $100

Dates and locations are TBD. Registration will open after August 1, 2018.

 


Explorations in Third Grade Fractions

 

Cost: $100

Dates and locations are TBD. Registration will open after August 1, 2018.

 


Explorations in Third Grade Multiplication and Division

 

Cost: $200

Dates and locations are TBD. Registration will open after August 1, 2018.