MAF

The Math Achievement Fund is a grant from the Kentucky Department of Education to provide schools with funds for teacher training and implementation of intervention services to help primary students struggling with meeting grade level or benchmark expectations for mathematics.

The KCM assists the KDE with the adminstration of the MAF Program by providing professional learning opportunities for MAF math intervention and classroom teachers, visiting MAF schools, and helping MAF teachers fulfill grant requirements.

For more information on the MAF grant, visit the KDE website: https://education.ky.gov/curriculum/conpro/Math/Pages/MAF-Grant.aspx    

Resources for 2019-2020 MAF Participants    

  Online Resources

Abacus

  Communications

NOTE: Most communications will come through the KDE's Google Classroom portal: link    

You will receive an email invitation to your Google classroom. You can also sign in with the access codes below. Use the Google classroom created for your MAF role.

  • MIT Google Classroom access code: amtia39
  • +2 Teachers Google Classroom access code: i01igph

2019/04/15 - MAF Important Updates

Subject: MAF Important Updates
From: Erin Chavez, KDE Office of Standards Assessment and Accountability, erin.chavez@education.ky.gov
Sent: April 15, 2019
To: MAF Participants

Good afternoon MAF team,

I hope you have been able to enjoy some time off during your spring break. I wanted to give you a couple of updates on important items that are due in the next couple of months.

MAF Infinite Campus Custom Report

There is a new custom IC report available for MAF schools, please see the attached Quick Reference Card (QRC) on how to access the report. The MAF custom report provides data from the Intervention and Assessment tabs in Infinite Campus. Therefore, when feedback is provided on both Intervention and Assessment tabs in IC by the KDE through the Google form, we are able to see the same information in one place. We have also added a field in the report where data shows student level growth or decline in numbers and operations and numbers and operations in algebra. Please remember per the MAF Assurance document; when necessary and provided with feedback, the school must update and revise the records at the request of the KDE in a timely manner.

Suggested report uses for MAF team members:

  • review individual student intervention data along with their assessment scores to determine growth or decline;
  • analyze student-level data to make further instructional decisions regarding specific interventions and changes in frequency/duration needed in moving student learning forward; and
  • report progress to parents of students who are receiving intervention services.

*If the MIT is not the person who uploads the assessment tab information, please share this report information with them. This information also included in the State Reporting Quick Reference document on the KSIS Other Information webpage.

MAF Parent Survey of MIT Students Only

The end of the year survey will be for parents of students who are served in intervention groups by the MIT. Please find the MAF Parent Survey 2019 link: https://forms.gle/rVPcxWAE8dirwKiN9

The MAF Parent Survey will close on Tuesday, May 30. Attached you will find a letter to send home with your intervention students about the MAF Parent Survey including the google form link. Please feel free to send the letter or survey to the parents of your intervention students through e-mail or other forms of digital communication if you feel that will yield a better response.

MIT and +2 Teachers Registered for Courses

The 2019-20 MAF courses are now open for registration. Spaces are limited. To ensure a spot at your preferred location(s), please register as soon as possible. Please visit https://www.kentuckymathematics.org or view the attached MAF Professional Learning Experience Plan for additional information.

As a reminder, the MAF RFA (Request for Applications) states the following expectations: 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 intensive training. Each year, additional classroom teachers shall be selected to participate on the school mathematics team and receive intensive mathematics training.

  Documents

  PLEs for MAF Teachers and Administrators

ADMINISTRATORS

  • AdMIT Meetings  

    Principals from MAF (Mathematics Achievement Fund) schools will engage in professional learning activities and collaboration focused on establishing a math-positive school community.

    This half-day professional learning experience fulfills a Mathematics Achievement Fund grant requirement for principals. 3.5 hours of EILA credit will be available.

    Cost: $0

    Central KY: Franklin County

    Dates: Sept. 20, 2019
    Time: 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. EASTERN

    Registration is not yet available.

    Central KY: Franklin County

    Dates: Sept. 20, 2019
    Time: 12:30 - 4:00 p.m. EASTERN

    Registration is not yet available.

    Western KY: Warren County

    Dates: Sept. 26, 2019
    Time: TBD

    Registration is not yet available.

    Eastern KY: Rowan County

    Dates: Sept. 27, 2019
    Time: TBD

    Registration is not yet available.

Kentucky map with locations of PLE offerings

 

+2 CLASSROOM TEACHERS

The primary teacher is required to attend eight days of intensive training known as the Comprehensive Course for Primary Grades.

The intermediate teacher is required to attend six days of intensive training. The first three days of training is Explorations in Math Routines and Number Talks for Intermediate Grades. The remaining three required days will be based upon the teacher's grade level. The Explorations in Algebraic Reasoning course is an optional additional session for intermediate teachers.

Primary Pathway
Comprehensive
Intermediate Pathway
3rd Grade Teachers
Intermediate Pathway
4th & 5th Grade Teachers
Comprehensive Course for Primary Grades (8 days) Explorations in Math Routines & Number Talks (3 days)
Explorations in 3rd Grade Multiplication & Division (2 days) Explorations in 4th & 5th Grade Multiplication & Division (1 day)
OPTIONAL - SNAP (Student Numeracy Assessment Progressions) (2 days) Explorations in 3rd Grade Fractions (1 day) Explorations in 4th & 5th Grade Fractions (2 days)
OPTIONAL - Explorations in the SEAL (Stages of Early Arithmetical Learning) for Kindergarten Teachers (2 days) OPTIONAL - Explorations in Algebraic Reasoning (1 day)

PRIMARY GRADE TEACHERS

Primary grades teachers will attend the full primary comprehensive course beginning this summer except for the Madison County cohort.

  • Comprehensive Course for Primary  

    Intended for teachers of grades K, 1 or 2.

    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.

    Duration: 8 days

    Cost: $800 for MAF teachers; $1300 for non-MAF teachers

    Christian County

    Training Facilitator: Bonny Davenport
    Dates: July 24 & 25; Sept. 10 & 11; Oct. 29; Nov. 19; Dec. 10, 2019; Jan. 28, 2020
    Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. CENTRAL

    Register  Registration closes May 1, 2019.

    Fayette County

    Training Facilitator: Julie Adams
    Dates: June 20 & 21; Aug. 28 & 29; Sept. 19; Oct. 24; Nov. 21; Dec. 12, 2019
    Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. EASTERN

    Register  Registration closes May 1, 2019.

    Hardin County

    Training Facilitator: Lisa Riggs
    Dates: Aug. 1 & 2; Sept. 4 & 5; Oct. 10; Nov. 7, 2019; Jan, 14; Feb. 18, 2020
    Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. EASTERN

    Register  Registration closes May 1, 2019.

    Madison County

    Training Facilitator: Julie Adams
    Dates: Sept. 11 & 12; Oct. 1 & 2; Oct. 29; Dec. 5, 2019; Jan. 15; Feb 13, 2020
    Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. EASTERN

    Register  Registration closes May 1, 2019.

    Pulaski County

    Training Facilitator: Tonda Thompson
    Dates: July 16 & 17; Aug 27 & 28; Oct. 8; Dec. 3, 2019; Jan. 8, Feb. 19, 2020
    Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. EASTERN

    Register  Registration closes May 1, 2019.

    Scott County

    Training Facilitator: Kris Jarboe
    Dates: July 29 & 30; Aug. 27 & 28; Sept. 26; Oct. 29; Nov. 21; Dec. 10, 2019
    Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. EASTERN

    Register  Registration closes May 1, 2019.

  • SNAP (Student Numeracy Assessment Progressions)  

    Intended for teachers of grade K, 1 or 2.

    The Student Numeracy Assessment Progressions (SNAP) course for K-2 teachers is an introduction to the assessment and advancement of early learning of number and arithmetic.

    Duration: 2 days

    Cost: $250

    Scott County

    Training Facilitator: Lisa Riggs
    Dates: June 24 & June 25, 2019
    Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. EASTERN

    Register  Registration closes May 6, 2019.

  • Explorations in the SEAL (Stages of Early Arithmetical Learning) for Kindergarten Teachers  

    Intended for teachers of Kindergarten.

    The Stages of Early Arithmetical Learning (SEAL) identifies the different ways young children make sense of quantity, addition and subtraction. During this session, we will dig in deeply to the Kindergarten Standards and how the SEAL can support teachers in helping students meet those standards.

    Duration: 1 day

    Cost: FREE

    Lincoln County

    Training Facilitator: TBD
    Dates: July 24, 2019
    Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. EASTERN

    Register  Registration closes June 5, 2019.

INTERMEDIATE GRADE TEACHERS

  • Explorations in Math Routines and Number Talks for Intermediate Grades  

    Intended for teachers of grades 3, 4 or 5.

    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.

    Duration: 3 days

    Cost: $300

    Christian County

    Training Facilitator: Bonny Davenport
    Dates: July 15, 16 & 17, 2019
    Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. CENTRAL

    Register  Registration closes May 1, 2019.

    Fayette County

    Training Facilitator: Julie Adams
    Dates: July 17, 18 & 19, 2019
    Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. EASTERN

    Register  Registration closes May 1, 2019.

    Hardin County

    Training Facilitator: Lisa Riggs
    Dates: July 24, 25 & 26, 2019
    Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. EASTERN

    Register  Registration closes May 1, 2019.

    Madison County

    Training Facilitator: Cindy Aossey
    Dates: June 24, 25 & 26, 2019
    Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. EASTERN

    Register  Registration closes May 1, 2019.

    Pulaski County

    Training Facilitator: Tonda Thompson
    Dates: July 22, 23 & 24, 2019
    Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. EASTERN

    Register  Registration closes May 1, 2019.

    Scott County

    Training Facilitator: Kris Jarboe
    Dates: Sept. 17, 18 & 19, 2019
    Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. EASTERN

    Register  Registration closes May 1, 2019.

  • Explorations in 3rd Grade Multiplication and Division  

    Intended for teachers of grade 3.

    The first critical area of focus for third grade is developing understanding of and strategies for multiplication and division within 100. During this session, teachers will explore contexts and tasks designed to support students in their journey toward multiplicative fluency within 100. Participants will leave with prepared activities and several books from the series Contexts for Learning: Level 2 (Investigating Multiplication and Division).

    Duration: 2 days

    Cost: $200

    Muhlenberg County

    Training Facilitator: Bonny Davenport
    Dates: Oct. 22 & 23, 2019
    Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. CENTRAL

    Register  Registration closes August 6, 2019.

    Pulaski County

    Training Facilitator: Tonda Thompson
    Dates: Sept. 24 & 25, 2019
    Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. EASTERN

    Register  Registration closes August 6, 2019.

    Scott County

    Training Facilitator: Kris Jarboe
    Dates: Nov. 6 & 7, 2019
    Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. EASTERN

    Register  Registration closes August 6, 2019.

  • Explorations in 3rd Grade Fractions  

    Intended for teachers of grade 3.

    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 KNPIG activities.

    Duration: 1 day

    Cost: $100

    Muhlenberg County

    Training Facilitator: Bonny Davenport
    Dates: Feb. 25, 2020
    Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. CENTRAL

    Register  Registration closes November 29, 2019.

    Pulaski County

    Training Facilitator: Lisa Riggs
    Dates: Jan. 17, 2020
    Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. EASTERN

    Register  Registration closes November 29, 2019.

    Scott County

    Training Facilitator: Kris Jarboe
    Dates: Jan. 29, 2020
    Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. EASTERN

    Register  Registration closes November 29, 2019.

  • Explorations in 4th and 5th Grade Multiplication and Division  

    Intended for teachers of grades 4 or 5.

    Multiplicative reasoning in grades 4 & 5 builds on strategies and understandings developed in third grade. For example, students might use what they know about 5x7 to solve 5x70 or 5x69. But how do we support students in making these connections? Number talks and problem strings provide learners with opportunities to develop relational reasoning, a deeper understanding of the distributive and commutative properties, and extend these understandings to work with multi-digit and rational numbers.

    Duration: 1 day

    Cost: $100

    Fayette County

    Training Facilitator: Lisa Riggs
    Dates: Sept. 26, 2019
    Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. EASTERN

    Register  Registration closes August 8, 2019.

    Muhlenberg County

    Training Facilitator: Bonnie Davenport
    Dates: Nov. 14, 2019
    Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. CENTRAL

    Register  Registration closes August 8, 2019.

    Pulaski County

    Training Facilitator: Lisa Riggs
    Dates: Oct. 17, 2019
    Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. EASTERN

    Register  Registration closes August 8, 2019.

  • Explorations in 4th and 5th Grade Fractions  

    Intended for teachers of grades 4 or 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 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 into middle school. Participants will be provided with a variety of books and manipulatives.

    Duration: 2 days

    Cost: $200

    Fayette County

    Training Facilitator: Cindy Aossey
    Dates: Jan. 22 & 23, 2020
    Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. EASTERN

    Register  Registration closes December 4, 2019.

    Muhlenberg County

    Training Facilitator: Dee Crescitelli
    Dates: Feb. 4 & 5, 2020
    Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. CENTRAL

    Register  Registration closes December 4, 2019.

    Pulaski County

    Training Facilitator: Cindy Aossey
    Dates: Jan. 28 & 29, 2020
    Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. EASTERN

    Register  Registration closes December 4, 2019.

  • Explorations in Algebraic Reasoning for Grades 3-5  

    Intended for teachers of grades 3, 4 or 5.

    During this session, participants will explore big ideas of algebraic reasoning for grades 3-5 and consider a variety of ways to support students in deepening their understandings of these ideas. For example, students can use a math balance to explore ideas about equivalence, equations, operations and variables. Participants will receive books and instructional materials including a set of student math balances.

    Duration: 1 day

    Cost: $100

    Fayette County

    Training Facilitator: Julie Adams
    Dates: June 9, 2020
    Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. EASTERN

    Register  Registration closes April 21, 2020.

INTERVENTION TEACHERS

  • KNPI (KY Numeracy Project Intensive)  

    Intended for NEW math intervention teachers.

    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.

    Duration: 10 days

    Cost: $2,000

    Boyle County

    Training Facilitator: Tonda Thompson
    Dates: July 8 - 11; Sept. 17, 2019; Jan. 13 - 16; Mar. 3, 2020
    Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. EASTERN

    Register  Registration closes May 20, 2019.

  • MRIS (Math Recovery Intervention Specialist)  

    Intended for NEW math intervention teachers.

    MRIS is the KCM's most rigorous learning experience for elementary grades teachers who deliver intensive mathematics intervention and who help students at different ability levels. Expertise is developed in mathematics, through study, practice, collegial reflection, and application of tools and strategies for assessing and advancing student numeracy, based on the Learning Framework in Network.

    Duration: 10 days

    Cost: $3,900

    Madison County

    Training Facilitator: Lisa Riggs
    Dates: July 16 - 19; Sept. 17 - 19; Dec. 11 - 13, 2019
    Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. EASTERN

    Register  Registration closes May 28, 2019.

  • AVMR - Data & Instruction  

    Intended for math intervention teachers that have completed AVMR/KNPI.

    This session will focus on using AVMR data to design lessons that are appropriate, purposeful and targeted for maximum student growth. Open to any teacher that has completed AVMR or KNPI.

    Duration: 1 day

    Cost: FREE

    Fayette County

    Training Facilitator: Lisa Riggs
    Dates: July 10, 2019
    Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. EASTERN

    Register  Registration closes May 22, 2019.

Resources for 2018-2019 MAF Participants    

  Online Resources

Abacus

  Communications

  • 08/29/2018: MAF Webcast/FAQs  
    To: MAF Administrators and Teachers
    From: Erin Chavez, KDE Elementary Math Consultant (erin.chavez@education.ky.gov  )
                  Meredith Brewer, KCM Director (brewerm8@nku.edu  )
    Date: 8/29/2018
    Subject: MAF Webcast/FAQs
     

    Dear MAF Team,

    We look forward to a fantastic year as we work together to positively impact student learning in mathematics through the Mathematics Achievement Fund. Thank you to those who were able to join us live for today’s orientation webcast. If you were unable to attend, please view the recording at the following link:

    Webcast Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uT87DD4qAhY

    A critical fact sheet and data collection chart have been prepared highlighting important aspects of the program this year. Please print copies for your records.

    Critical Fact Sheet: download  
    MAF Data Collection Chart: download  

    Please find below responses to some of the frequently asked questions from today's session. If you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

    AdMIT

    This year's AdMIT sessions will be for principals only. As per the assurance document, the building principal is required to attend. Registration for these sessions is now available at the links below.

    • Central KY: Franklin County – FRI, 9/21/18 – morning session (8:30 am – 12:00 pm): Register  
    • Central KY: Franklin County – FRI, 9/21/18 – afternoon session (12:30 pm – 4:00 pm): Register  
    • Western KY: Warren County – MON, 9/24/18 – afternoon only (12:30 pm – 4:00 pm): Register  
    • Eastern KY: Rowan County – TUE, 9/25/18 – afternoon only (12:30 pm – 4:00 pm): Register  

    Google Classroom

    NEW FOR 2018-19 Today you will receive an invite to your Google classroom, although please feel free to use the access code as well. MITs have a separate Google classroom due to required grant submissions throughout the year. Please utilize the Google classroom created for your particular role.
    MIT Google Classroom access code: amtia39
    +2 Teachers Google Classroom access code: i01igph

    Easy CBM (MIT Data Requirement)

    NEW FOR 2018-19 This year, MITs will be asked to administer the EasyCBM assessment to their intervention students at three intervals. This assessment is free and can be completed electronically. A tutorial will be provided in the Google classroom. EasyCBM scores will be uploaded to Infinite Campus by the District Assessment Coordinator. If you would like to register for EasyCBM in advance of the tutorial coming in September in order to review the assessments, please visit: https://www.easycbm.com/  

    Student Work Protocol (Plus Two Teacher Data Requirement)

    NEW FOR 2018-19 This year, the Plus Two teachers will be asked to utilize a student work protocol   with their students at three intervals during the year. You currently have access to a 20 minute webinar in your Google classroom that outlines the student work protocol and how it is to be used by the +2 teachers three times a year. The webinar includes information about the process for selecting the three students. Student work analysis on the three selected students will be uploaded by the Plus Two teachers to Abacus. The KCM Regional Consultant assigned to your school will support the implementation of the protocol this year.

    RC Visits

    Each MAF school will receive three visits from their assigned KCM Regional Consultant. RCs will contact the MAF team to coordinate schedules for these visits.

    Collaboration Expectations

    Please remember that at least 50 percent of the MIT's time must be spent delivering instruction to intervention students. The MAF team should collaborate weekly to improve mathematics instruction in classrooms. Using the student work protocol as a team (MIT, +2 Teachers and Regional Coordinators) allows teachers the opportunity to dive deeper into the standards to meet students' needs. This also gives the MAF team the opportunity to determine next steps the MIT and classroom teacher are able to focus on in the student's mathematics instruction.

    Consent Forms

    Student consent forms can be accessed on this page under "Documents".

    The MIT should collect student consent forms for all intervention students. Plus Two teachers should collect student consent forms for the three students identified for the student work protocol.

    NEW FOR 2018-19 The teacher consent form will be completed electronically this year. Each MAF participant has an assignment within their Abacus portal for this task. If you have questions about accessing your Abacus account, please email abacus@nku.edu   or visit Abacus Help  .

    Thank you for your dedication to Kentucky's students!

    Sincerely,
    Erin Chavez, KDE (erin.chavez@education.ky.gov  )
    Meredith Brewer, KCM (brewerm8@nku.edu  )

  • 06/14/2018: MAF Announcement and Contact Information  
    To: MAF Administrators and Teachers
    From: Pamela Pickens, KDE Mathematics Intervention Consultant
    Date: 6/14/2018
    Subject: MAF Announcement and Contact Information
     

    Happy Summer MAF Community,

    I hope everyone is enjoying their summer breaks and attempting to get some much needed rest and relaxation. This is the first time in five years that I am getting a traditional summer break. I know I am very excited and so our my boys. We have several things already planned.

    Today is my last working day at KDE. It has been a very difficult time over the past several weeks. The entire process has rocked me to my core and made me question so many things. Change is difficult, but change without true understanding is even more of a challenge. I want to thank each of you for the kind words of encouragement and appreciation during this time. All of you are truly amazing. I am going to miss the MITs the most, because I truly believe in your work for students across the state. Please continue to push forward and advocate for the need for early mathematics interventions.

    Please continue to email assurance statements to kde.maf@education.ky.gov  . If you have any changes to staff, please send an updated assurance to the email address as well. Erin Chavez will be taking over as point of contact for MAF. Erin is new to this role, so please give her time to get her feet wet. I met with her early and tried to share everything I could with her. She has access to all documents, including amendments. She officially takes over the role on July 1st, so please welcome her to this new adventure.

    Even though this is my "last" official day, I will still be available by email or cell thru June 30th. If you need anything, you know that I am always available to you.

    Enjoy your summer. If you have any questions, please let me know.

    Pamela L. Pickens
    Mathematics Intervention Consultant
    Office of Teaching and Learning
    Kentucky Department of Education
    300 Sower Blvd, 5th Floor
    Frankfort, KY 40601
    (502) 564-4970, ext. 4158 | Fax (502) 564-6470
    Email: pamela.pickens@education.ky.gov  

  • 05/18/2018: 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!

     

  • 03/29/2018: 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.

  Documents

  PLEs for MAF Teachers and Administrators

ADMINISTRATORS

PRIMARY GRADE TEACHERS

Primary grades teachers will attend the full primary comprehensive course beginning with days 1-4 this summer (September for Scott County cohort).

  • 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

    Registration is closed.

    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

    Registration is closed.

    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

    Registration is closed.

    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

    Registration is closed.

    Pulaski County

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

    Registration is closed.

    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

    Registration is closed.

INTERMEDIATE GRADE TEACHERS

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. 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
  • Explorations in Math Mindsets 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

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

    Registration is closed.

    Fayette County

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

    Registration is closed.

    Hardin County

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

    Registration is closed.

    Madison County

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

    Registration is closed.

    Pulaski County

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

    Registration is closed.

    Scott County

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

    Registration is closed.

  • Explorations in Algebraic Reasoning for Intermediate Grades  

    During this session, participants will explore big ideas of algebraic reasoning for grades 3-5 and consider a variety of ways to support students in deepening their understandings of these ideas. For example, students can use a math balance to explore ideas about equivalence, equations, operations and variables. Participants will receive books and instructional materials including a set of student math balances.

    Cost: $100

    Clinton County

    Training Facilitator: Tonda Thompson
    Dates: June 10, 2019
    Time: 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. CENTRAL

    Register  Registration closes 04/23/2019.

    Fayette County

    Training Facilitator: Julie Adams
    Dates: June 4, 2019
    Time: 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. EASTERN

    Register  Registration closes 04/23/2019.

    Rowan County

    Training Facilitator: Julie Adams
    Dates: June 6, 2019
    Time: 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. EASTERN

    Register  Registration closes 04/23/2019.

    Warren County

    Training Facilitator: Tonda Thompson
    Dates: June 12, 2019
    Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. CENTRAL

    Register  Registration closes 04/23/2019.

  • 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

    Boone County

    Training Facilitator: Cindy Aossey
    Dates: Mar. 26-27, 2019
    Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. EASTERN

    Register  Registration closes 12/03/2018.

    Floyd County

    Training Facilitator: Dee Crescitelli
    Dates: Feb. 12-13, 2019
    Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. EASTERN

    Register  Registration closes 12/03/2018.

    Grayson County

    Training Facilitator: Dee Crescitelli
    Dates: Feb. 5-6, 2019
    Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. CENTRAL

    Register  Registration closes 12/03/2018.

    Madison County

    Training Facilitator: Cindy Aossey
    Dates: Feb. 26-27, 2019
    Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. EASTERN

    Register  Registration closes 12/03/2018.

    Shelby County

    Training Facilitator: Dee Crescitelli
    Dates: Jan. 28-29, 2019
    Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. EASTERN

    Register  Registration closes 12/03/2018.

  • Explorations in Multiplication and Division for Grades 4 & 5  

    Multiplicative reasoning in grades 4 & 5 builds on strategies and understandings developed in third grade. For example, students might use what they know about 5x7 to solve 5x70 or 5x69. But how do we support students in making these connections? Number talks and problem strings provide learners with opportunities to develop relational reasoning, a deeper understanding of the distributive and commutative properties, and extend these understandings to work with multi-digit and rational numbers.

    Cost: $100

    Franklin County

    Training Facilitator: Cindy Aossey
    Dates: Nov. 8, 2018
    Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. EASTERN

    Register  Registration closes 09/18/2018.

    Laurel County

    Training Facilitator: Dee Crescitelli
    Dates: Oct. 30, 2018
    Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. EASTERN

    Register  Registration closes 09/18/2018.

    Logan County

    Training Facilitator: Lisa Riggs
    Dates: Nov. 12, 2018
    Time: 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. CENTRAL

    Register  Registration closes 09/18/2018.

  • Explorations in Math Mindsets for Grades 4 & 5  

    "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.

    Cost: $100

    Jefferson County

    Training Facilitator: Dee Crescitelli
    Dates: Mar. 19, 2019
    Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. EASTERN

    Register  Registration closes 02/05/2019.

    Jessamine County

    Training Facilitator: Cindy Aossey
    Dates: June 12, 2019
    Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. EASTERN

    Register  Registration closes 02/05/2019.

    Whitley County

    Training Facilitator: Dee Crescitelli
    Dates: Mar. 21, 2019
    Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. EASTERN

    Register  Registration closes 02/05/2019.

  • 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 KNPIG activities.

    Cost: $100

    Barren County

    Training Facilitator: Tonda Thompson
    Dates: Feb. 11, 2019
    Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. CENTRAL

    Register  Registration closes 11/29/2018.

    Bourbon County

    Training Facilitator: Julie Adams
    Dates: Jan. 10, 2019
    Time: 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. EASTERN

    Register  Registration closes 11/29/2018.

    Johnson County

    Training Facilitator: Julie Adams
    Dates: Jan. 15, 2019
    Time: 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. EASTERN

    Register  Registration closes 11/29/2018.

    Pulaski County

    Training Facilitator: Tonda Thompson
    Dates: Feb. 7, 2019
    Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. EASTERN

    Register  Registration closes 11/29/2018.

  • Explorations in Third Grade Multiplication and Division  

    The first critical area of focus for third grade is developing understanding of - and strategies for - multiplication and division within 100. During this session, teachers will explore contexts and tasks designed to support students in their journey toward multiplicative fluency within 100. Participants will leave with prepared activities and several books from the series Contexts for Learning: Level 2 (Investigating Multiplication and Division).

    Cost: $200

    Madison County

    Training Facilitator: Julie Adams
    Dates: Nov. 14-15, 2018
    Time: 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. EASTERN

    Register  Registration closes 09/03/2018.

    Muhlenberg County

    Training Facilitator: Lisa Riggs
    Dates: Oct. 15-16, 2018
    Time: 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. CENTRAL

    Register  Registration closes 09/03/2018.

    Nelson County

    Training Facilitator: Lisa Riggs
    Dates: Nov. 1-2, 2018
    Time: 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. EASTERN

    Register  Registration closes 09/03/2018.

    Rowan County

    Training Facilitator: Julie Adams
    Dates: Oct. 24-25, 2018
    Time: 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. EASTERN

    Register  Registration closes 09/03/2018.

INTERVENTION TEACHERS

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 (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

    Registration is closed.