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.
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.
Please note: the content for the one-day Explorations in Algebra PLE is a repeat of a session from the Foundations 8 PLE that was offered in 2016-17. If you previously attended Foundations 8, then the material presented in the one-day Algebra session would not be new to you.
**IMPORTANT: This professional learning experience is entirely contingent on the receipt of grant funding. If funding is not received, this opportunity will no longer be available. You will be notified if this should occur.**