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.

 

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  
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  
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 School-wide Cultures of Mathematical Sense-making

See entry under Primary for details.


Explorations in Fluency - MAF Collegial Team Meeting

See entry under Primary for details.


Explorations in Fractions and Ratios (Grades 4-6)- Lamon Book Study

See entry under Intermediate for details.


Foundations for Middle: Grade 8  

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.

Cost: FREE

Franklin County

Training Facilitator: Dee Crescitelli
Dates: Feb. 20-21; Apr. 10-11, 2019
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. EASTERN

Register  Registration closes 01/09/2019.

Intermediate  
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

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

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 Creating School-wide Cultures of Mathematical Sense-making

See entry under Primary for details.


Explorations in Fluency - MAF Collegial Team Meeting

See entry under Primary for details.


Explorations in 3rd 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 3rd Grade Multiplication & 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.

Explorations in Fractions 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 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.  

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 Fractions and Ratios (Grades 4-6)- Lamon Book Study  

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

Virtual

Training Facilitator:
Dates: Aug. 20; Sep. 10; Sep. 24; Oct. 15; Nov. 5; Dec. 3, 2018; Jan. 14; Feb. 4; Feb. 25; Mar. 18, 2019
Time: 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. EASTERN

Register  Registration closes 08/15/2018.

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

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 Multiplication & Division 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.

Participants will be provided with books and instructional materials.

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.

Foundations for Primary 2nd & 3rd Grades

See entry under Primary for details.


Foundations for Intermediate (Grades 3-5)  

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.

Cost: FREE

Franklin County

Training Facilitator: Kris Jarboe
Dates: Jan. 14-15; Feb. 27-28, 2019
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. EASTERN

Register  Registration closes 09/04/2018.

Madison County

Training Facilitator: Dee Crescitelli
Dates: Oct. 16-17, 2018; Jan. 22-23, 2019
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. EASTERN

Register  Registration closes 09/04/2018.

Pulaski County

Training Facilitator: Lisa Riggs
Dates: Jan. 7-8; Feb. 4-5, 2019
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. EASTERN

Register  Registration closes 09/04/2018.

Primary  
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 1 Refresher (AVMR/KNPI Graduates Only)  

This one day professional learning experience is for participants who have successfully completed the KNPI or AVMR Course 1 through Add+VantageMR. Group participation will include video analysis, Learning Framework in Number (LFIN), Number Words & Numerals, Structuring Number and Addition & Subtraction.

Cost: FREE

Madison County

Training Facilitator: Cindy Aossey
Dates: Sep. 7, 2018
Time: 9:30am-3:30pm Eastern

Register  Registration closes 8/31/2018.

Comprehensive Course for Primary  

This 8-day learning opportunity is designed for classroom teachers of students in Grades K-2. Participants will engage in varied instructional strategies, and will acquire tools to assess, support, and advance students' mathematical reasoning and knowledge. Aligned to research-based teaching practices and KAS, topics will include counting and cardinality, number and operations, early algebraic reasoning, conceptual place value, measurement and data, and math/literature connections. Participants will receive books, activities and instructional materials, along with assessment strategies to identify and target student needs and misconceptions in early numeracy.

As this is an intensive professional learning experience, participants will be expected to attend all 8 dates of this course.

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

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

Explorations in Creating School-wide Cultures of Mathematical Sense-making  

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

  • participate in discussions of the co-planning process that led to the observed lessons,
  • 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
  • share and discuss your experience with other participants.

Audience: Elementary teachers, middle school teachers, teacher leaders, coaches, administrators

Cost: FREE

Bullitt County

Training Facilitator:
Dates: Oct. 10; Dec. 12, 2018
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. EASTERN

Register  Registration closes 8/29/2018.

Explorations in Fluency - MAF Collegial Team Meeting  

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.

Cost: FREE

Fayette County + Virtual

Training Facilitator: Dee Crescitelli
Dates: Oct. 23, 2018; Jan. 14; Mar. 5, 2019
Time: Session 1: 12:30 - 3:30 p.m. EASTERN; Sessions 2-3: one hour VIRTUAL follow-up meeting

Register  Registration closes 09/11/2018.

Foundations for Primary 2nd & 3rd Grades  

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

Barren County

Training Facilitator: Tonda Thompson
Dates: Oct. 23-24; Nov. 7; Nov. 28; Dec. 12, 2018
Time: Session 1: 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. CENTRAL; Sessions 2-4: 12:30 - 3:30 p.m. CENTRAL

Register  Registration closes 08/31/2018.

Campbell County

Training Facilitator: Kris Jarboe
Dates: Jan. 24-25; Feb. 15; Mar. 8; Mar. 18, 2019
Time: Session 1: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. EASTERN; Sessions 2-4: 12:30 - 3:30 p.m. EASTERN

Register  Registration closes 12/06/2018.

Floyd County

Training Facilitator: Julie Adams
Dates: Jan. 22-23; Feb. 13; Mar. 6; Mar. 20, 2019
Time: Session 1: 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. EASTERN; Sessions 2-4: 12:30 - 3:30 p.m. EASTERN

Register  Registration closes 12/06/2018.

Jefferson County

Training Facilitator: Kris Jarboe
Dates: Jan. 17-18; Feb. 22; Mar. 15; Mar. 22, 2019
Time: Session 1: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. EASTERN; Sessions 2-4: 12:30 - 3:30 p.m. EASTERN

Register  Registration closes 12/06/2018.

Pulaski County

Training Facilitator: Tonda Thompson
Dates: Oct. 9-10; Oct. 30; Nov. 14; Dec. 5, 2018
Time: Session 1: 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. EASTERN; Sessions 2-4: 12:30 - 3:30 p.m. EASTERN

Register  Registration closes 08/31/2018.

Rowan County

Training Facilitator: Julie Adams
Dates: Jan. 29-30; Feb. 19; Mar. 19; Mar. 27, 2019
Time: Session 1: 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. EASTERN; Sessions 2-4: 12:30 - 3:30 p.m. EASTERN

Register  Registration closes 12/06/2018.

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

Foundations for Early Childhood Mathematics  

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.

Cost: FREE

Fayette County

Training Facilitator: Julie Adams
Dates: Sep. 28; Oct. 19; Nov. 2; Nov. 30; Dec 14, 2018; Jan. 18; Feb. 1; Feb. 22, 2019
Time: 8:30 - 11:30 a.m. EASTERN

Register  Registration closes 09/14/2018.

Grayson County

Training Facilitator: Tonda Thompson
Dates: Sep. 10; Oct. 12; Oct. 26; Nov. 9; Dec 7, 2018; Jan. 11; Jan. 25; Feb. 15, 2019
Time: 12:30 - 3:30 p.m. CENTRAL

Register  Registration closes 08/24/2018.

Rowan County

Training Facilitator: Julie Adams
Dates: Sep. 7; Sep. 21; Oct. 26; Nov. 16; Dec 7, 2018; Jan. 11; Jan. 25; Feb. 8, 2019
Time: 8:30 - 11:30 a.m. EASTERN

Register  Registration closes 08/24/2018.

Warren County

Training Facilitator: Tonda Thompson
Dates: Sep. 28; Oct. 19; Nov. 2; Nov. 30; Dec 14, 2018; Jan. 18; Feb. 1; Feb. 22, 2019
Time: 12:30 - 3:30 p.m. CENTRAL

Register  Registration closes 09/14/2018.