2018 - 2019 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 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.
Graduate Credit:
One graduate level math credit is available through Friends University for $85. 
Further questions related to the graduate credit should be directed to the instructor, Lisa Lajoie-Smith at lisa_lajoiesmith@friends.edu

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)
    • Instructional Curriculum/Resource Adoption and Mapping Process
    • 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 InstructionJoin 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.



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:

  • September 25, 2018 in Dodge City - REGISTRATION CLOSED 
    • Administrator 
    • Elementary
    • Middle/High 
  • September 28, 2018 in Maize -  - REGISTRATION CLOSED 
    • Administrator
    • Elementary
    • Middle/High 
  • October 9, 2018 in Chanute - REGISTRATION CLOSED 
    • Administrator
    • Elementary
    • Middle/High
  • October 12, 2018 in Newton REGISTRATION CLOSED 
    • Administrator
    • Elementary
    • Middle/High
  • November 5, 2018 in Hays REGISTRATION CLOSED 
    • Administrator
    • Elementary 
    • Middle/High 
  • November 19, 2018 in Shawnee - REGISTRATION CLOSED 
    • Administrator
    • Elementary
    • Middle/High
  • February 13, 2019 in Bonner Springs - REGISTRATION CLOSED 
    • Administrator
    • Elementary
    • Middle/High 
  • February 18, 2019 in Manhattan - REGISTRATION CLOSED 
    • Administrator
    • Elementary
    • Middle High 

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. 

 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
  Gwen Kramer
Senior Administrative Specialist

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