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KCM is proud to offer middle school educators impactful professional learning experiences (PLEs). Foundations for Middle: Grade 8 is a FREE four day experience offered in two 2-day sessions. Participants will 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 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 instructional strategies that can be used to help all students.
  • Receive resources such as ready-made activities, manipulatives, books, etc.


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 predominantly on 8th grade standards. 

Session 1: February 20, 2019
Session 2: February 21, 2019
Session 3: April 10, 2019
Session 4: April 11, 2019

Cost: Free!

Registration will no longer be available for this event after 11:59 p.m. on January 9, 2019.

Click here to view the PLE Cancellation Policy.


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2/20/2019
-2/21/2019
9:00am to 4:00pmDee Crescitelli


KCM's Foundations for Intermediate Teachers (Grades 3-5) is a 4-day professional learning event for 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade teachers, and is aligned to research-based teaching practices and KAS; topics will include number, place value, operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division) and early algebraic reasoning.
 
Participants will:
  • Identify Big Ideas embedded in elementary Kentucky Academic Standards with a focus on standards in the domains: Operations and Algebraic Thinking, and Number and Operations in Base Ten.
  • Explore tasks, visuals and contexts designed to support student understanding of numbers and number operations
  • Use instructional strategies to improve critical thinking, problem solving, and classroom discourse
  • Receive resources such as manipulatives, ready-made activities, books, etc.
Participants should be Kentucky 3rd, 4th, or 5th grade educators. Teachers who work with 6th grade students are welcome, but the content focus will be on intermediate grades.

Participants may wish to also attend one of the following PLEs: Explorations in Fractions for Third Grade or Explorations in Fractions for Grades 4 & 5.


MAF TEACHERS: This course does NOT count towards the additional 2 days of KCM training required to meet MAF Grant requirements for Plus 2 Intermediate teachers. 

DATES:
Session 1: Thursday & Friday, February 21 & 22, 2019 (9:00 am - 4 pm CENTRAL both days) 
Session 2: Thursday & Friday, March 21 & 22, 2019 (9:00 am - 4 pm CENTRAL both days)

Cost: FREE
Capacity: 25


Registration for this PLE will no longer be available after 11:59 pm on 01/16/19. Materials will be ordered on 1/17/19 so no registrations will be accepted after 1/16/19. 

Please do not register for this PLE before confirming you have your Principal's approval to be out of your school on all four days that is PLE will be in session. There is no cost for teachers to attend this training because the KCM is absorbing all the costs associated with providing this PLE.  

Click here to view the PLE Cancellation Policy.

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2/21/2019
-2/22/2019
9:00am to 4:00pm


Foundations for Primary Grades Mathematics cohorts are professional learning communities that grow second and third grade teachers’ understanding of effective ways to scaffold and differentiate instruction to better accommodate student needs via a learning climate that welcomes questions, opinions and participation of all students.  Members will focus on how to select instructional tasks that encourage mathematical discourse and help students conceptually understand place value, addition/subtraction, multiplication/division and fractions.  Participants receive specialized training from an experienced facilitator featuring evidence-based strategies and materials from experts in early numeracy development.  Community members provide support to each educator as new strategies and methods are utilized in the classroom.

Participant Requirements:
-Must be a second or third grade classroom teacher.
-Attend and fully participate in all in-person meetings.
-Complete required readings and assignments.
-Reflect on practice and be prepared to share thoughts with others.
-Must provide feedback on surveys and evaluation forms.

Cost: FREE

Schedule:
Session 1: Thursday & Friday, January 17 & 18, 2019 (9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. EST) Southwest Branch of Public Library
Session 2: Friday, February 22, 2019 (12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. EST) Fern Creek Branch of Public Library  
Session 3: Friday, March 15, 2019 (12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. EST) Fern Creek Branch of Public Library 
Session 4: Friday, March 22, 2019; (12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. EST) Fern Creek Branch of Public Library  

Registration for Foundations for Primary 2nd & 3rd Grades 2019 will no longer be available after 11:59 pm on 12/6/18.


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2/22/2019 


The Foundations for Early Childhood Mathematics professional development features content developed by the Erikson Institute, leaders in early childhood education. The professional learning highlights the "Big Ideas" in early mathematics which include sets, number sense, counting, number operations, pattern, measurement and shape. 

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. These sessions (listed below) will take place on Fridays from 8:30 am-11:30 am, EST.

Session 1: October 19, 2018
Session 2: November 2, 2018
Session 3: November 30, 2018
Session 4: December 14, 2018
Session 5: January 18, 2019
Session 6: February 1, 2019
Session 7: February 22, 2019
Session 8: TBD. Group agreed to Friday, March, 15, 2019 on 12/14/18. 

Registration will no longer be available for this event after 11:59 pm on Friday, September 14, 2018.

Cost: FREE 

Click here to view the PLE Cancellation Policy.

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2/22/20198:30am to 11:30am


The Foundations for Early Childhood Mathematics professional development features content developed by the Erikson Institute, leaders in early childhood education. The professional learning highlights the "Big Ideas" in early mathematics which include sets, number sense, counting, number operations, pattern, measurement and shape. 

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. These sessions (listed below) will take place on Fridays from 12:30 pm-3:30 pm, CENTRAL TIME.

Session 1: Friday, September 28, 2018
Session 2: Friday, October 19, 2018
Session 3: Friday, November 2, 2018
Session 4: Friday, November 30, 2018
Session 5: Friday, December 14, 2018
Session 6: Friday, January 18, 2019
Session 7: Friday, February 1, 2019
Session 8: Friday, February 22, 2019

Registration will no longer be available for this event after 11:59 pm on Friday, September 14, 2018.

Cost: FREE 

Click here to view the PLE Cancellation Policy.

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2/22/201912:30pm to 3:30pm


What is proportional reasoning? How can we support students in developing a conceptual understanding of fractions? How can we support students in reasoning proportionally without relying on rules or procedures? 
These questions and many more will be explored through an online, year-long book study of Teaching Fractions and Ratios for Understanding: Essential Content Knowledge and Instructional Strategies by Susan Lamon.  All required professional literature will be provided for participants.
 
Participants will meet virtually for one-hour meetings on selected Mondays at 4:30 pm ET one or two times per month. Between meetings, participants will be expected to complete reading assignments from the text, work problems and, occasionally, collect examples of student work. Participants should be prepared to submit pictures of their own or their students’ work for discussion purposes. Participants should plan to spend at least 1-2 hours per week.
 
This course is intended for 4th, 5th and 6th grade teachers. Teachers of 7th and 8th grade students may participate but the content standards of 4th, 5th and 6th grades will be the focus.
 
Cost: Free!
Location: Virtual
Meeting Time: All meetings will be held on Mondays, 4:30-5:30 ET

Session Dates:
August 20
September 10
September 24
October 15
November 5
December 3
January 14
February 4
February 25
March 18

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2/25/20194:30pm to 5:30pm


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 use of manipulatives, fraction models (including number lines) and rich tasks. 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 to middle school.

Participants will be provided with a variety of books and manipulatives.  

Date: Tuesday & Wednesday, February 26 & 27, 2019
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (EST)
Cost: $200.00 per participant

Registration will no longer be available for this event after 11:59 p.m. on December 3, 2018.

Click here to view the PLE Cancellation Policy.


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2/26/2019
-2/27/2019
9:00am to 4:00pm


***IMPORTANT***
This PLE is FULL. Click here to be added to our waiting list 

KCM's Foundations for Intermediate Teachers (Grades 3-5) is a 4-day professional learning event for 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade teachers, and is aligned to research-based teaching practices and KAS; topics will include number, place value, operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division) and early algebraic reasoning.
 
Participants will:
  • Identify Big Ideas embedded in elementary Kentucky Academic Standards with a focus on standards in the domains: Operations and Algebraic Thinking, and Number and Operations in Base Ten.
  • Explore tasks, visuals and contexts designed to support student understanding of numbers and number operations
  • Use instructional strategies to improve critical thinking, problem solving, and classroom discourse
  • Receive resources such as manipulatives, ready-made activities, books, etc.
Participants should be Kentucky 3rd, 4th, or 5th grade educators. Teachers who work with 6th grade students are welcome, but the content focus will be on intermediate grades.

Participants may wish to also attend one of the following PLEs: Explorations in Third Grade Fractions or Explorations in Fractions for Grades 4 & 5.

MAF TEACHERS: This course does NOT count towards the additional 2 days of KCM training required to meet MAF Grant requirements for Plus 2 Intermediate teachers. 

Dates:
Session 1: Monday & Tuesday, January 14 & 15, 2019 (9:00 am - 4:00 pm EST both days) 
Session 2: Wednesday & Thursday, February 27 & 28, 2019 (9:00 am - 4:00 pm EST both days) 

Cost: FREE
Capacity: 25

Registration for Foundations for Intermediate 2018 will no longer be available after 11:59 pm on 9/4/18.

Click here to view the PLE Cancellation Policy.

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2/27/2019
-2/28/2019
9:00am to 4:00pm


The Foundations for Early Childhood Mathematics professional development features content developed by the Erikson Institute, leaders in early childhood education. The professional learning highlights the "Big Ideas" in early mathematics which include sets, number sense, counting, number operations, pattern, measurement and shape. 

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. These sessions (listed below) will take place from 12:30 pm-3:30 pm, EASTERN TIME.

Session 1: Friday, September 14, 2018
Session 2: Friday, October 12, 2018
Session 3: Friday, November 9, 2018
Session 4: Friday, December 7, 2018
Session 5: Friday, January 11, 2019
Session 6: Friday, January 25, 2019 canceled on Friday, Jan 18 by Tonda because teachers have school meeting this day. Added session on March 22. 
Session 7 6: Friday, February 15, 2019
Session 8 7: Friday, March 1, 2019
Session 8: Friday, March 22, 2019 Added on Friday, Jan 18 by Tonda

Registration will no longer be available for this event after 11:59 pm on Friday, August 24, 2018.

Cost: FREE 

Click here to view the PLE Cancellation Policy.

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3/1/201912:30pm to 3:30pm


The CGI Number Facts Strategies Assessment (Levi & Jaslow, 2012) is a short, interview-based assessment of student fluency in addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.  The Kentucky Academic Standards for Mathematics view Number and Operations and Algebraic Thinking as a unified domain, and assessing student strategies towards fluency helps teachers and students make these connections. The Progress Monitoring Collegial Team Meeting will provide participants with materials for using the Levi CGI Assessment and experience administering the assessment questions and tracking student scores and growth.
This CTM consists of one half-day session and two one-hour virtual follow-up sessions.

DATES: 

1. Tuesday, October 23, 2018 (12:30 pm - 3:30 pm EST) at the Fayette Professional Learning Center
2. Monday, January 14 - one hour VIRTUAL follow-up meeting
3. Tuesday, March 5 - one hour VIRTUAL follow-up Meeting 2/4/19: moved from Tuesday to Monday because majority could not attend on Tuesday 
3. Monday, March 4 - one hour virtual follow-up meeting 

Registration will no longer be available for this event after 11:59 pm on Sept 11, 2018.

Cost: FREE for MAF Mathematics Intervention Teachers

Click here to view the PLE Cancellation Policy.

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3/4/201912:30pm to 3:30pm


Foundations for Primary Grades Mathematics cohorts are professional learning communities that grow second and third grade teachers’ understanding of effective ways to scaffold and differentiate instruction to better accommodate student needs via a learning climate that welcomes questions, opinions and participation of all students.  Members will focus on how to select instructional tasks that encourage mathematical discourse and help students conceptually understand place value, addition/subtraction, multiplication/division and fractions.  Participants receive specialized training from an experienced facilitator featuring evidence-based strategies and materials from experts in early numeracy development.  Community members provide support to each educator as new strategies and methods are utilized in the classroom.

Participant Requirements:
-Must be a second or third grade classroom teacher.
-Attend and fully participate in all in-person meetings.
-Complete required readings and assignments.
-Reflect on practice and be prepared to share thoughts with others.
-Must provide feedback on surveys and evaluation forms.

Cost: FREE

Schedule:
Session 1: January 22-23, 2019; 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. EST
Session 2: February 13, 2019; 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. EST
Session 3: March 6, 2019; 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. EST
Session 4: March 20, 2019; 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. EST

Registration for Foundations for Primary 2nd & 3rd Grades 2019 will no longer be available after 11:59 pm on 12/6/18.


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3/6/2019 


Foundations for Primary Grades Mathematics cohorts are professional learning communities that grow second and third grade teachers’ understanding of effective ways to scaffold and differentiate instruction to better accommodate student needs via a learning climate that welcomes questions, opinions and participation of all students.  Members will focus on how to select instructional tasks that encourage mathematical discourse and help students conceptually understand place value, addition/subtraction, multiplication/division and fractions.  Participants receive specialized training from an experienced facilitator featuring evidence-based strategies and materials from experts in early numeracy development.  Community members provide support to each educator as new strategies and methods are utilized in the classroom.

Participant Requirements:
-Must be a second or third grade classroom teacher.
-Attend and fully participate in all in-person meetings.
-Complete required readings and assignments.
-Reflect on practice and be prepared to share thoughts with others.
-Must provide feedback on surveys and evaluation forms.

Cost: FREE

Schedule: (2 full days followed by 3 1/2 days)
Session 1: Thursday & Friday, January 24 & 25, 2019 (9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. EST) at Campbell Hall off Norse Blvd. on NKU's campus. Room 140 
Session 2: Friday, February 15, 2019 (12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. EST) at Campbell Hall off Norse Blvd. on NKU's campus. Room 140
Session 3: Friday, March 8, 2019 (12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. EST) at Newport branch of Campbell Co. Public Library in the Kinsella Community Room, 901 E 6th St, Newport, KY 
Session 4: Monday, March 18, 2019 (12:30 p.m.- 3:30 p.m. EST) at Newport branch of Campbell Co. Public Library in the Kinsella Community Room, 901 E 6th St, Newport, KY 

Registration for Foundations for Primary 2nd & 3rd Grades 2019 will no longer be available after 11:59 pm on 12/6/18.


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3/8/2019 


First and foremost, the Kentucky Center for Mathematics would like to express our deepest thanks for your willingness to support our annual conference. Your financial support is a gift that will allow us to provide a high-quality conference to our attendees, and will provide a unique opportunity for educators to access cutting edge information, ideas and products.

Join us for the 11th annual KCM Conference, themed, "CONNECT: Fostering Mathematical Minds and Communities" 

The 2019 conference will take place at The Marriott Griffin Gate in Lexington, Kentucky on March 11 & 12, 2019.

This two day event is dedicated to professional learning among P-20 educators. At the KCM we want to build learning cultures that connect mathematic professionals in fostering students' passion for mathematical thinking and reasoning. Mathematics educators who are passionate about teaching create opportunities for students to be passionately engaged in learning. 

We invite you to explore ways to connect and create a passion for mathematics that allows students to believe math is possible, math is relevant and math is awesome!

Click here to read and/or print the conference flyer.
 

Making Overnight Reservations at The Marriott Griffin Gate:

A block of rooms has been reserved at The Marriott Griffin Gate for conference attendees beginning March 10 through March 12, 2019. A special room rate of $118 (plus tax) per night is available until February 17, 2019 or until the group block is sold out, whichever comes first. To get the special rate, you must use the link below.

All reservations must be accompanied by a first night room deposit or guaranteed with a major credit card. Reservations canceled less than 24 hours prior to day of arrival will be charged for the first night's room and tax.

Click here for the 2019 KCM Conference room reservation site to book your accommodations.

Reservations can also be made via phone by calling 1-800-228-9290. Be sure to mention that you are with the 2019 KCM Conference in March. You must identify yourself as a member of this conference to receive the special room rate.


Sponsorship Details:

Please click here to view the 2019 Sponsorship Guide that includes additional details about conference sponsorship.

Lyna Kelley, Events & Communications Coordinator, will be in contact with you with more information about your sponsorship including set-up, tear-down, exhibition details, etc., in the coming weeks. 

If you should have any questions before that time, please be sure to contact the KCM at kcm@nku.edu.

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3/11/2019
-3/12/2019
7:00am to 4:00pm


 


Join us for the 11th annual KCM Conference, themed, "Connect: Fostering Mathematical Minds and Communities!"

This two day event is dedicated to professional learning among P-20 educators. At the KCM we want to build learning cultures that connect mathematic professionals in fostering students' passion for mathematical thinking and reasoning. Mathematics educators who are passionate about teaching create opportunities for students to be passionately engaged in learning. 

We invite you to explore ways to ignite a passion for mathematics that allows students to believe math is possible, math is relevant and math is awesome!

Click here to read and/or print the conference flyer.

The 2019 KCM Conference Will Include:

  • A conference luncheon provided free of charge both days of the conference.
  • Outstanding featured speakers.
  • A packed breakout session schedule, covering Pre-K through postsecondary education.
  • Epic door prizes of awesomeness.
  • Endless opportunities to network with mathematics educators from across the state.

The 2019 conference will take place at The Marriott Griffin Gate in Lexington, Kentucky
on March 11 & 12, 2019.

Making Overnight Reservations at The Marriott Griffin Gate:

A block of rooms has been reserved at The Marriott Griffin Gate for conference attendees beginning March 10 through March 12, 2019. A special room rate of $118 (plus tax) per night is available until February 17, 2019 or until the group block is sold out, whichever comes first. To get the special rate, you must use the link below.

All reservations must be accompanied by a first night room deposit or guaranteed with a major credit card. Reservations canceled less than 24 hours prior to day of arrival will be charged for the first night's room and tax.

Click here for the 2019 KCM Conference room reservation site to book your accommodations.

Reservations can also be made via phone by calling 1-800-228-9290. Be sure to mention that you are with the 2019 KCM Conference in March. You must identify yourself as a member of this conference to receive the special room rate.

Conference Registration Pricing:

  • Early Bird Attendee Price: $195 (per person) (prior to Friday, Feb. 1st, 2019)
  • Regular Registration Attendee Price: $215 (per person) (after Friday, Feb. 1st, 2019)
  • Undergraduate Student Pricing: $50 (per person)
    **Student must be an undergraduate, currently enrolled in a state-accredited university or college.

REGISTRATION CLOSES ON FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2019, or when event registration becomes full, whichever comes first.

2019 KCM Conference Cancellation/Refund Policy:

Please find the official cancellation policy HERE.

Should a participant find that they are no longer able to attend the conference, they should nominate another individual to attend in their place as the KCM is unable to issue refunds for this event.

To nominate another individual to attend in your place, please contact the KCM at kcm@nku.edu.


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3/11/2019
-3/12/2019
8:00am to 4:00pm


This post-conference workshop will be hosted by the amazing team from Making Math Magic and is open to all K-5 math teachers eager to learn and share.

COST:
This session is free to any MAF Teacher attending the 2019 KCM Conference. 
$25.00 for any MAF Teacher NOT attending the 2019 KCM Conference. 
$50.00 for any NON-MAF math teacher. 
 
IMPORTANT: You MUST pre-register in order to attend this event. Individuals who show up on-site without having registered for the Post-Conference MAF Workshop cannot be guaranteed a spot, as materials and handouts will be prepared well in advance of this event, based on pre-registration numbers. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation.

Date: Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Time: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (lunch on your own from 11am-12pm)
    *A continental breakfast will be available beginning at 8 a.m.

Location: Lexington, Kentucky at The Marriott Griffin Gate

**IMPORTANT** Registration will no longer be available on February 13, 2019, or when the event becomes full, whichever comes first. Please be sure to register early in order to secure your spot.
 

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3/13/20199:00am to 3:00pm


Foundations for Primary Grades Mathematics cohorts are professional learning communities that grow second and third grade teachers’ understanding of effective ways to scaffold and differentiate instruction to better accommodate student needs via a learning climate that welcomes questions, opinions and participation of all students.  Members will focus on how to select instructional tasks that encourage mathematical discourse and help students conceptually understand place value, addition/subtraction, multiplication/division and fractions.  Participants receive specialized training from an experienced facilitator featuring evidence-based strategies and materials from experts in early numeracy development.  Community members provide support to each educator as new strategies and methods are utilized in the classroom.

Participant Requirements:
-Must be a second or third grade classroom teacher.
-Attend and fully participate in all in-person meetings.
-Complete required readings and assignments.
-Reflect on practice and be prepared to share thoughts with others.
-Must provide feedback on surveys and evaluation forms.

Cost: FREE

Schedule:
Session 1: Thursday & Friday, January 17 & 18, 2019 (9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. EST) Southwest Branch of Public Library
Session 2: Friday, February 22, 2019 (12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. EST) Fern Creek Branch of Public Library  
Session 3: Friday, March 15, 2019 (12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. EST) Fern Creek Branch of Public Library 
Session 4: Friday, March 22, 2019; (12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. EST) Fern Creek Branch of Public Library  

Registration for Foundations for Primary 2nd & 3rd Grades 2019 will no longer be available after 11:59 pm on 12/6/18.


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3/15/2019 


The Foundations for Early Childhood Mathematics professional development features content developed by the Erikson Institute, leaders in early childhood education. The professional learning highlights the "Big Ideas" in early mathematics which include sets, number sense, counting, number operations, pattern, measurement and shape. 

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. These sessions (listed below) will take place on Fridays from 8:30 am-11:30 am, EST.

Session 1: October 19, 2018
Session 2: November 2, 2018
Session 3: November 30, 2018
Session 4: December 14, 2018
Session 5: January 18, 2019
Session 6: February 1, 2019
Session 7: February 22, 2019
Session 8: TBD. Group agreed to Friday, March, 15, 2019 on 12/14/18. 

Registration will no longer be available for this event after 11:59 pm on Friday, September 14, 2018.

Cost: FREE 

Click here to view the PLE Cancellation Policy.

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3/15/20198:30am to 11:30am


Foundations for Primary Grades Mathematics cohorts are professional learning communities that grow second and third grade teachers’ understanding of effective ways to scaffold and differentiate instruction to better accommodate student needs via a learning climate that welcomes questions, opinions and participation of all students.  Members will focus on how to select instructional tasks that encourage mathematical discourse and help students conceptually understand place value, addition/subtraction, multiplication/division and fractions.  Participants receive specialized training from an experienced facilitator featuring evidence-based strategies and materials from experts in early numeracy development.  Community members provide support to each educator as new strategies and methods are utilized in the classroom.

Participant Requirements:
-Must be a second or third grade classroom teacher.
-Attend and fully participate in all in-person meetings.
-Complete required readings and assignments.
-Reflect on practice and be prepared to share thoughts with others.
-Must provide feedback on surveys and evaluation forms.

Cost: FREE

Schedule: (2 full days followed by 3 1/2 days)
Session 1: Thursday & Friday, January 24 & 25, 2019 (9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. EST) at Campbell Hall off Norse Blvd. on NKU's campus. Room 140 
Session 2: Friday, February 15, 2019 (12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. EST) at Campbell Hall off Norse Blvd. on NKU's campus. Room 140
Session 3: Friday, March 8, 2019 (12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. EST) at Newport branch of Campbell Co. Public Library in the Kinsella Community Room, 901 E 6th St, Newport, KY 
Session 4: Monday, March 18, 2019 (12:30 p.m.- 3:30 p.m. EST) at Newport branch of Campbell Co. Public Library in the Kinsella Community Room, 901 E 6th St, Newport, KY 

Registration for Foundations for Primary 2nd & 3rd Grades 2019 will no longer be available after 11:59 pm on 12/6/18.


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3/18/2019 


What is proportional reasoning? How can we support students in developing a conceptual understanding of fractions? How can we support students in reasoning proportionally without relying on rules or procedures? 
These questions and many more will be explored through an online, year-long book study of Teaching Fractions and Ratios for Understanding: Essential Content Knowledge and Instructional Strategies by Susan Lamon.  All required professional literature will be provided for participants.
 
Participants will meet virtually for one-hour meetings on selected Mondays at 4:30 pm ET one or two times per month. Between meetings, participants will be expected to complete reading assignments from the text, work problems and, occasionally, collect examples of student work. Participants should be prepared to submit pictures of their own or their students’ work for discussion purposes. Participants should plan to spend at least 1-2 hours per week.
 
This course is intended for 4th, 5th and 6th grade teachers. Teachers of 7th and 8th grade students may participate but the content standards of 4th, 5th and 6th grades will be the focus.
 
Cost: Free!
Location: Virtual
Meeting Time: All meetings will be held on Mondays, 4:30-5:30 ET

Session Dates:
August 20
September 10
September 24
October 15
November 5
December 3
January 14
February 4
February 25
March 18

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3/18/20194:30pm to 5:30pm


Foundations for Primary Grades Mathematics cohorts are professional learning communities that grow second and third grade teachers’ understanding of effective ways to scaffold and differentiate instruction to better accommodate student needs via a learning climate that welcomes questions, opinions and participation of all students.  Members will focus on how to select instructional tasks that encourage mathematical discourse and help students conceptually understand place value, addition/subtraction, multiplication/division and fractions.  Participants receive specialized training from an experienced facilitator featuring evidence-based strategies and materials from experts in early numeracy development.  Community members provide support to each educator as new strategies and methods are utilized in the classroom.

Participant Requirements:
-Must be a second or third grade classroom teacher.
-Attend and fully participate in all in-person meetings.
-Complete required readings and assignments.
-Reflect on practice and be prepared to share thoughts with others.
-Must provide feedback on surveys and evaluation forms.

Cost: FREE

Schedule: (2 full days followed by 3 half days)
Session 1: Tuesday & Wednesday, January 29-30, 2019  (9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. EST) Rowan County Public Library, 175 Beacon Hill Dr., Morehead, KY 40351, Morehead, KY
**Day 2 RESCHEDULE: Thursday, Feb 7, 2019 (9:00 - 4:00 pm) Rowan County Public Library. (Wed, January 30 canceled due to extreme cold)
Session 2: Tuesday, February 19, 2019  (12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. EST) 50 Chenault Dr., Owingsville, KY 40360
Session 3: Tuesday, March 19, 2019  (12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. EST) 50 Chenault Dr., Owingsville, KY 40360
Session 4: Wednesday, March 27, 2019  (12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. EST) 50 Chenault Dr., Owingsville, KY 40360

Please note that this PLE was originally scheduled at Morehead State University; however, MSU notified us in December 2018 that they no longer had the classroom available for us due to their new Spring semester schedule. We were able to move the first two days to the Rowan County Library, but the library did not have space for the February and March sessions. Those will be held at Owingsville Elementary in Owensville, KY which is in Bath County not Rowan County. We regret having to move the last three sessions outside of Rowan County. We apologize for any inconvenience this causes anyone.   

Registration for Foundations for Primary 2nd & 3rd Grades 2019 will no longer be available after 11:59 pm on 12/6/18.


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3/19/2019 


"Visualize. Play. Investigate." The Explorations in Mindsets learning experience will feature opportunities for teachers to participate in conceptual, visual mathematics and examine the deep student thinking that is possible with low-floor, high-ceiling mathematical tasks which engage students in visualizing, exploring and talking about the big mathematical ideas of each grade level. 

Participants will receive both the 4th and 5th grade books in Jo Boaler's series Mindeset Mathematics: Visualizing and Investigating Big Ideas.
 
DATE: Tuesday, March 19, 2019 (9:00 am - 4:00 pm EST)

Registration will no longer be available for this event after 11:59 pm on February 5, 2019.

Cost: $100 

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3/19/20199:00am to 4:00pm


Foundations for Primary Grades Mathematics cohorts are professional learning communities that grow second and third grade teachers’ understanding of effective ways to scaffold and differentiate instruction to better accommodate student needs via a learning climate that welcomes questions, opinions and participation of all students.  Members will focus on how to select instructional tasks that encourage mathematical discourse and help students conceptually understand place value, addition/subtraction, multiplication/division and fractions.  Participants receive specialized training from an experienced facilitator featuring evidence-based strategies and materials from experts in early numeracy development.  Community members provide support to each educator as new strategies and methods are utilized in the classroom.

Participant Requirements:
-Must be a second or third grade classroom teacher.
-Attend and fully participate in all in-person meetings.
-Complete required readings and assignments.
-Reflect on practice and be prepared to share thoughts with others.
-Must provide feedback on surveys and evaluation forms.

Cost: FREE

Schedule:
Session 1: January 22-23, 2019; 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. EST
Session 2: February 13, 2019; 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. EST
Session 3: March 6, 2019; 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. EST
Session 4: March 20, 2019; 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. EST

Registration for Foundations for Primary 2nd & 3rd Grades 2019 will no longer be available after 11:59 pm on 12/6/18.


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3/20/2019 


This professional learning experience will provide an opportunity to share thoughts, experiences and ideas with other teachers and interested educators while experiencing a school-wide culture of learning.  The experience will include the opportunity to observe students as active learners in problem-centered mathematics lessons across grade levels and discuss the potential of such lessons for deep student learning.  Debriefing discussions will focus on how and why different schools might implement effective mathematics lessons structured around rich mathematics problems.

In addition, you will have the opportunity to (i) participate in discussions of the co-planning process that led to the observed lessons, (ii) involve other colleague(s) at your school in your own co-planning process to design a problem centered mathematics lesson intended to help students make sense of math concepts and (iii) share and discuss your experience with other participants.

Cost: Free!
Audience:  Elementary teachers, middle school teachers, teacher leaders, coaches, administrators

Location: Cedar Grove Elementary (Bullitt County)
Session Dates: Wednesday, March 20, 2019 and Wednesday, April 24, 2019 
Session Time: 8:00-3:00 ET

 Registration closes Friday, February 22, 2019 at 11:59 pm 
 

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3/20/20198:00am to 3:00pm


"Visualize. Play. Investigate." The Explorations in Mindsets learning experience will feature opportunities for teachers to participate in conceptual, visual mathematics and examine the deep student thinking that is possible with low-floor, high-ceiling mathematical tasks which engage students in visualizing, exploring and talking about the big mathematical ideas of each grade level. 

Participants will receive both the 4th and 5th grade books in Jo Boaler's series Mindeset Mathematics: Visualizing and Investigating Big Ideas.
 
DATE: Thursday, March 21, 2019 (9:00 am - 4:00 pm EST)

Registration will no longer be available for this event after 11:59 pm on February 5, 2019.

Cost: $100 

Click here to view the PLE Cancellation Policy.

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3/21/20199:00am to 4:00pm


KCM's Foundations for Intermediate Teachers (Grades 3-5) is a 4-day professional learning event for 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade teachers, and is aligned to research-based teaching practices and KAS; topics will include number, place value, operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division) and early algebraic reasoning.
 
Participants will:
  • Identify Big Ideas embedded in elementary Kentucky Academic Standards with a focus on standards in the domains: Operations and Algebraic Thinking, and Number and Operations in Base Ten.
  • Explore tasks, visuals and contexts designed to support student understanding of numbers and number operations
  • Use instructional strategies to improve critical thinking, problem solving, and classroom discourse
  • Receive resources such as manipulatives, ready-made activities, books, etc.
Participants should be Kentucky 3rd, 4th, or 5th grade educators. Teachers who work with 6th grade students are welcome, but the content focus will be on intermediate grades.

Participants may wish to also attend one of the following PLEs: Explorations in Fractions for Third Grade or Explorations in Fractions for Grades 4 & 5.


MAF TEACHERS: This course does NOT count towards the additional 2 days of KCM training required to meet MAF Grant requirements for Plus 2 Intermediate teachers. 

DATES:
Session 1: Thursday & Friday, February 21 & 22, 2019 (9:00 am - 4 pm CENTRAL both days) 
Session 2: Thursday & Friday, March 21 & 22, 2019 (9:00 am - 4 pm CENTRAL both days)

Cost: FREE
Capacity: 25


Registration for this PLE will no longer be available after 11:59 pm on 01/16/19. Materials will be ordered on 1/17/19 so no registrations will be accepted after 1/16/19. 

Please do not register for this PLE before confirming you have your Principal's approval to be out of your school on all four days that is PLE will be in session. There is no cost for teachers to attend this training because the KCM is absorbing all the costs associated with providing this PLE.  

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3/21/2019
-3/22/2019
9:00am to 4:00pm


Foundations for Primary Grades Mathematics cohorts are professional learning communities that grow second and third grade teachers’ understanding of effective ways to scaffold and differentiate instruction to better accommodate student needs via a learning climate that welcomes questions, opinions and participation of all students.  Members will focus on how to select instructional tasks that encourage mathematical discourse and help students conceptually understand place value, addition/subtraction, multiplication/division and fractions.  Participants receive specialized training from an experienced facilitator featuring evidence-based strategies and materials from experts in early numeracy development.  Community members provide support to each educator as new strategies and methods are utilized in the classroom.

Participant Requirements:
-Must be a second or third grade classroom teacher.
-Attend and fully participate in all in-person meetings.
-Complete required readings and assignments.
-Reflect on practice and be prepared to share thoughts with others.
-Must provide feedback on surveys and evaluation forms.

Cost: FREE

Schedule:
Session 1: Thursday & Friday, January 17 & 18, 2019 (9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. EST) Southwest Branch of Public Library
Session 2: Friday, February 22, 2019 (12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. EST) Fern Creek Branch of Public Library  
Session 3: Friday, March 15, 2019 (12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. EST) Fern Creek Branch of Public Library 
Session 4: Friday, March 22, 2019; (12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. EST) Fern Creek Branch of Public Library  

Registration for Foundations for Primary 2nd & 3rd Grades 2019 will no longer be available after 11:59 pm on 12/6/18.


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3/22/2019 


The Foundations for Early Childhood Mathematics professional development features content developed by the Erikson Institute, leaders in early childhood education. The professional learning highlights the "Big Ideas" in early mathematics which include sets, number sense, counting, number operations, pattern, measurement and shape. 

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. These sessions (listed below) will take place from 12:30 pm-3:30 pm, EASTERN TIME.

Session 1: Friday, September 14, 2018
Session 2: Friday, October 12, 2018
Session 3: Friday, November 9, 2018
Session 4: Friday, December 7, 2018
Session 5: Friday, January 11, 2019
Session 6: Friday, January 25, 2019 canceled on Friday, Jan 18 by Tonda because teachers have school meeting this day. Added session on March 22. 
Session 7 6: Friday, February 15, 2019
Session 8 7: Friday, March 1, 2019
Session 8: Friday, March 22, 2019 Added on Friday, Jan 18 by Tonda

Registration will no longer be available for this event after 11:59 pm on Friday, August 24, 2018.

Cost: FREE 

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3/22/201912:30pm to 3:30pm


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 use of manipulatives, fraction models(including number lines) and rich tasks. 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 to middle school.

Participants will be provided with a variety of books and manipulatives.  

Date: Tuesday & Wednesday, March 26 & 27, 2019
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (EST)
Cost: $200.00 per participant

Registration will no longer be available for this event after 11:59 p.m. on January 31, 2019.

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3/26/2019
-3/27/2019
9:00am to 4:00pm


Foundations for Primary Grades Mathematics cohorts are professional learning communities that grow second and third grade teachers’ understanding of effective ways to scaffold and differentiate instruction to better accommodate student needs via a learning climate that welcomes questions, opinions and participation of all students.  Members will focus on how to select instructional tasks that encourage mathematical discourse and help students conceptually understand place value, addition/subtraction, multiplication/division and fractions.  Participants receive specialized training from an experienced facilitator featuring evidence-based strategies and materials from experts in early numeracy development.  Community members provide support to each educator as new strategies and methods are utilized in the classroom.

Participant Requirements:
-Must be a second or third grade classroom teacher.
-Attend and fully participate in all in-person meetings.
-Complete required readings and assignments.
-Reflect on practice and be prepared to share thoughts with others.
-Must provide feedback on surveys and evaluation forms.

Cost: FREE

Schedule: (2 full days followed by 3 half days)
Session 1: Tuesday & Wednesday, January 29-30, 2019  (9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. EST) Rowan County Public Library, 175 Beacon Hill Dr., Morehead, KY 40351, Morehead, KY
**Day 2 RESCHEDULE: Thursday, Feb 7, 2019 (9:00 - 4:00 pm) Rowan County Public Library. (Wed, January 30 canceled due to extreme cold)
Session 2: Tuesday, February 19, 2019  (12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. EST) 50 Chenault Dr., Owingsville, KY 40360
Session 3: Tuesday, March 19, 2019  (12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. EST) 50 Chenault Dr., Owingsville, KY 40360
Session 4: Wednesday, March 27, 2019  (12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. EST) 50 Chenault Dr., Owingsville, KY 40360

Please note that this PLE was originally scheduled at Morehead State University; however, MSU notified us in December 2018 that they no longer had the classroom available for us due to their new Spring semester schedule. We were able to move the first two days to the Rowan County Library, but the library did not have space for the February and March sessions. Those will be held at Owingsville Elementary in Owensville, KY which is in Bath County not Rowan County. We regret having to move the last three sessions outside of Rowan County. We apologize for any inconvenience this causes anyone.   

Registration for Foundations for Primary 2nd & 3rd Grades 2019 will no longer be available after 11:59 pm on 12/6/18.


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3/27/2019 


KCM is proud to offer middle school educators impactful professional learning experiences (PLEs). Foundations for Middle: Grade 8 is a FREE four day experience offered in two 2-day sessions. Participants will 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 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 instructional strategies that can be used to help all students.
  • Receive resources such as ready-made activities, manipulatives, books, etc.


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 predominantly on 8th grade standards. 

Session 1: February 20, 2019
Session 2: February 21, 2019
Session 3: April 10, 2019
Session 4: April 11, 2019

Cost: Free!

Registration will no longer be available for this event after 11:59 p.m. on January 9, 2019.

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4/10/2019
-4/11/2019
9:00am to 4:00pmDee Crescitelli


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