2019 - 2020 Regional Math Professional Learning Days

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 2019 - 2020 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.
Graduate Credit:
One graduate level math credit is available through Friends University for $85. 
  • Directions for Enrollment - COMING SOON!
  • Class Syllabus - COMING SOON!
Further questions related to the graduate credit should be directed to the instructor, Lisa Lajoie-Smith at lisa_lajoiesmith@friends.edu

Dates and Locations:
 
  • October 7, 2019               Salina
  • October 11, 2019             Chanute
  • October 14, 2019             Fort Hay State University
  • October 18, 2019             Kansas City
  • October 21, 2019             Emporia State University
  • November 1, 2019           Derby
  • November 25, 2019         Topeka
  • January 31, 2020             Garden City

Topics to be covered: 

General Session
  •  Developing a Mathematical Growth Mindset to Increase Students’ Engagement, Perseverance, and Success - In this general session, we will delve into the impact of productive struggle, making mistakes, and the emotional connections that impact students’ learning.  We will explore practical strategies to develop a growth mindset in students who lack confidence in mathematics and examine how to maximize our brain’s energy toward learning and retention!  
Curriculum & Instructional Leaders
  •  Diagnostic for Implementation of the Mathematics Standards - This session will provide a foundational understanding to instructional leaders of the essential components necessary for high-quality mathematics instruction. Participants will walk away with a ready-to-use diagnostic to identify areas of need in their mathematics standards implementation process. This tool will also provide direction for teachers in self-identifying content areas needed for professional learning opportunities.
  •  Current Data on High Rated Mathematics Curricula - This session will provide the most recent information available regarding highly aligned mathematics curricula. We will explore resources districts can use to investigate mathematics curricula and supplemental programs.
Elementary
  • Creating Real-World Learning Situations in Your Elementary Math Class - Do your students avoid real-world problems? Are they struggling to apply real world problems on math assessments? In this interactive learning experience, teachers will explore the coherence of numbers and operations in the base ten domain. Teachers will develop a process to transform traditional word problems to create real-world learning situations that allow students to think deeply and reason through the structure of the problem and the mathematics, while focusing on the effective math teaching practices of posing purposeful questions to focus mathematical learning goals. Additionally, participants will explore Webb’s DOK levels and how they relate to setting learning oriented goals, posing purposeful questions, and assessments. Teachers will use the process to redesign problems and will leave with access to all modified problems generated during regional trainings to take and use in their classrooms.
MS/HS
  • Creating Real-World Learning Situations in Your Secondary Math Class - Do your students avoid real-world problems? Are they struggling to apply real world problems on math assessments? In this interactive learning experience, teachers will focus on their grade or course level content. Teacher will develop a process to transform traditional word problems to create real-world learning situations that allows students to think deeply and reason through the structure of the problem and the mathematics, while focusing on the effective math teaching practices of posing purposeful questions to focus mathematical learning goals. Additionally, participants will explore Webb’s DOK levels and how they relate to setting learning oriented goals, posing purposeful questions, and assessments. Teachers will use the process to redesign problems and will leave with access to all modified problems generated during regional trainings to take and use in their classrooms.

Registration

Registration Cost: $45.00

Please send checks and purchase orders to:
KSDE/Math Training
Attention: Gwen Kramer
900 SW Jackson Street Suite 653
Topeka, KS 66612

Space is limited in each of the sessions listed. If a session is full it will notify you once you begin to register. We will do our best to keep this page updated as well. 

Click on the date/session you would like to register for: 

     


Cancellations
will be accepted up to one week prior to the training event with full refund. Any cancellation after this will be invoiced the full registration fee of $45. 

KSDE RESERVES THE RIGHT TO CANCEL ANY SESSION AND/OR LOCATION.
 Every attempt will be made to give notice to those affected in time to change to a different location, but no later than two weeks prior to the event. full refunds* will be issued in the even of cancellation by KSDE.

*KSDE requires that a W-9 tax form is first received from the recipient prior to issuing a refund if they are not listed in the State Accounting System. 

Contact Information

 

 

Melissa Fast
Mathematics Program Consultant
mfast@ksde.org
  Gwen Kramer
Senior Administrative Specialist
gkramer@ksde.org
785-296-2078

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