The KSDE Regional Math Professional Learning Days are a fantastic professional development opportunity for math educators and administrators in Kansas!
KSDE will be hosting EIGHT regional training events for Mathematics during the 2018 - 2019 school year.
Space is limited at each event so register as soon as possible to avoid missing out on this great opportunity to grow as a math educator!
These events will:
- Be a full day trainings beginning at 8:00am and concluding by 3:15pm;
- Have the same sessions so find the date that best fits your schedule; AND
- Have sessions for administrators, elementary teachers/coaches, and MS/HS teachers/coaches.
One graduate level math credit is available through Friends University for $85.
Dates and Locations:
- September 25, 2018 – Dodge City
- September 28, 2018 – Maize
- October 9, 2018 – Chanute
- October 12, 2018 – Newton
- November 5, 2018 – Fort Hays State University
- November 19, 2018 – Shawnee Mission
- February 13, 2019 – Bonner Springs
- February 18, 2019 – Manhattan
Topics to be covered:
- General Session for All
- Growth Mindset and the Learning Process
- Administrator Session (tentative sessions)
- Developing Understanding of the Focus and Coherence within the 2017 Math Standards
- Encouraging a Growth Mindset through Effective Grading Practices
- Look Fors in Discourse and Tasks and Ways to Support Them as an Administrator
- Elementary Session
- Incorporating Quality Tasks and Meaningful Discourse in Math Instruction: Join this session to experience high quality tasks that promote reasoning through meaningful math discourse. We will investigate addition and subtraction contextual tasks in the K-2 grade band and multiplication and division whole number and fraction contextual tasks in the 3-5 grade band. You will leave with ideas, tools and a supportive learning community.
- MS/HS Session
- Implementing Rich Math Tasks and Meaningful Discourse in Math Instruction: Rich math tasks and mathematical discourse are powerful tools for engaging students in meaningful mathematics. In this session we will devote time to the teacher practices of "Implement tasks that promote reasoning and problem solving" and "facilitate meaningful mathematical discourse". We will investigate tasks that promote seeing structure in expressions and equations. You will leave with resources and strategies to help plan and implement math tasks in a supportive learning community.