Program Offerings

KCM does the most relevant, important PD I have attended in 22 years of teaching. My teaching practice improves every time I attend a PLE. Always relevant and timely. There are a wealth of resources that will continue to give well beyond. I appreciate the discourse and connection with peers. This [PLE] changes the way I look at things.

The KCM professional learning offerings are listed below by grade bands. Click a grade band to see the offerings.

The first round of 2019-2020 KCM course offerings has been posted below. Keep checking over the next few weeks for additional offerings.

 

Postsecondary  
I am just starting in my teaching career and this was my first experience seeing an algebra class from the perspective of a teacher. We were seeing the students thinking and reasoning, instead of just having the teaching giving them the info.

KCM Offerings

There are no offerings available for registration at this time.

Adult Education  
Having only been in teaching for less than two years, this seminar gave me tools that will increase my confidence level.

KCM Offerings

There are no offerings available for registration at this time.

High School (9-12)  
After 11 years of teaching, while I know and attempt to continually improve?I have a clear focus on 'how' to improve.

KCM Offerings

There are no offerings available for registration at this time.

Middle School (6-8)  
This was the best PD I have attended in 21 years. I had several 'A-ha' moments in understanding the standards for mathematical practice.... This was invaluable...
This PLE has helped to transform my philosophy of teaching and will definitely affect my pedagogical practice.
This experience has transformed my teaching (and I've been teaching a LONG time)!

KCM Offerings

Explorations in Creating Cultures of Mathematical Sense-Making: Middle Grades Focus  

Intended for middle school teachers, teacher leaders, coaches and administrators.

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 les-sons 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 pro-cess 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. This two-day course will focus on grades 6-8.

Cost: FREE

Foley Middle School, Madison County

Training Facilitator: Dee Crescitelli
Dates: Jan. 29; March 4, 2020
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. EASTERN

Register  Registration closes 12/16/2019.

Explorations in Reasoning Routines for 6th and 7th Grade  

Intended for teachers of grade 6 or 7.

This course provides an opportunity for classroom teachers of students in Grades 6 and 7 to learn strategies and acquire tools to advance students' mathematical reasoning. Aligned to research-based teaching practices and the Kentucky Academic Standards, this course will use instructional routines to give participants specific and repeatable designs for learning that support both the teacher and students in the classroom. Reasoning routines for the middle grades are designed to improve student problem-solving, build crucial mathematical thinking habits and improve classroom discourse.

Cost: $50

Hardin County

Training Facilitator: Dee Crescitelli
Dates: Feb. 25; March 19, 2020
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. EASTERN

Register  Registration closes 01/10/2020.

Madison County

Training Facilitator: Dee Crescitelli
Dates: Feb. 19; March 17, 2020
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. EASTERN

Register  Registration closes 01/10/2020.

Foundations for Middle: Grade 8  

Intended for teachers of grade 7 or 8.

KCM is proud to offer middle school educators impactful professional learning experiences (PLEs). Foundations for Middle: Grade 8 is a 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.

Cost: $100

Boone County

Training Facilitator: Cindy Aossey
Dates: Feb. 10-11; March 24-25, 2020
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. EASTERN

Register  Registration closes 12/20/2019.

Intermediate (3-5)  
This was on the best PLEs I have participated in within the last 20 years. Every time we met I gained valuable information to help my students in learning math and with me teaching math. I feel I have a much better understanding of math and how best to teach kids. I look forward to sharing all the information and practices I have learned to anyone who will listen.

KCM Offerings

AVMR - Data & Instruction

See Primary for course description and registration.

2018-2019 Explorations in Algebraic Reasoning  

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

CANCELLED

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.

2018-2019 Explorations in Math Mindsets 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

CANCELLED

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 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 3rd Grade Multiplication & 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 4th & 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 4th & 5th Grade Multiplication & 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 Algebraic Reasoning  

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.

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.

KNPI (KY Numeracy Project Intensive)

See Primary for course description and registration.

MRIS (Math Recovery Intervention Specialist

See Primary for course description and registration.


Primary (K-2)  
Foundations for Primary Grades has been a wonderful experience that has had positive effects on my students.
Participants came to realize the difference between real fluency and memorizing facts. Many commented that they will ?throw out the old way of teaching math? and will encourage their colleagues to do the same.

KCM Offerings

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.

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.

Enhancing Leadership Skills in Teaching Mathematics for P-1 Teachers  

Intended for certified teachers with experience teaching preschool, kindergarten or first grade.

This two-day summer institute and virtual follow-up sessions will help teacher-leaders establish productive group norms for ongoing teacher learning. Throughout the experience, participants will build a repertoire of strategies and facilitation techniques as well as deepen their own understanding of Mathematics Knowledge for Teaching. Participating teacher-leaders will receive support from the KCM to facilitate school-based professional learning experiences utilizing the KCM-developed modules outlined below. Two modules will be released as part of the summer experience. The remaining eight modules will be released one at a time during the online sessions.

Leadership Expectations and Requirements

  • Certified teacher (preferably with prior teaching experience in preschool, kindergarten, or first grade)
  • Good communication skills
  • Active listener
  • Knowledgeable about content (preferably mathematics content expertise)
  • Prepared and organized
  • Positive attitude with sensitivity to others
  • Commitment to active involvement and full participation in all leadership experiences

Duration: 2 days + 8 1-hour virtual meetings

Cost: FREE

Bowling Green

Dates: June 25 & 26, 2019

Lexington

Dates: June 27 & 28, 2019

Application

Apply

Application deadline is April 26, 2019.
Decision deadline is May 3, 2019.

Explorations in Creating Cultures of Mathematical Sense-Making: Primary Focus  

Intended for elementary teachers, teacher leaders, coaches and administrators.

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 les-sons 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 pro-cess 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. This two-day course will focus on grades K-2.

Cost: Free

Pleasant Grove Elementary, Bullitt County

Training Facilitator: Dee Crescitelli
Dates: Oct. 16; Nov. 13, 2019
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. EASTERN

Register  Registration closes 09/06/2019.

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.

KNPI (KY Numeracy Project Intensive)  

Intended for math intervention teachers of K-3 grades.

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 math intervention teachers of K-3 grades.

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.

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.

Preschool  
This program was excellent! I have been able to return to my classroom and implement all of the lessons immediately. This is by far the best professional development I have ever participated in for teacher learning/understanding and implementation within the classroom.
This was by far the best training I have attended in all my 25 years teaching experience. I absolutely love teaching math and I have expanded with what I have learned in so many ways.

KCM Offerings

There are no offerings available for registration at this time.