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 for All Attendees:
    • Developing a Mathematical Growth Mindset to Increase Students’ Engagement, Perseverance, and Success
      • Productive struggle
      • Mistakes
      • Emotional connections
  • Elementary
    • Creating Real-World Learning Situations in Your Elementary Math Class
      • Numbers & operations in base ten domain
      • Real world application
      • Posing purposeful questions & setting goals that are focused around the learning progressions of mathematics
  • MS/HS
    • Creating Real-World Learning Situations in Your Secondary Math Class
      • Grade/Course level standard focus
      • Real world application
      • Posing purposeful questions & setting goals that are focused around the learning progressions of mathematics
  • Curriculum & Instructional Leaders/Administrators
    • Weaving the Redesign Principles into Your Math Classroom Using the Teaching Practices
    • Transitioning to Learning Oriented Grading Practices to Support School Redesign and Improvement
    • Curriculum Adoption & Planning Guidance
    • Depth of Knowledge (DOK) – What is it and how do I help my teachers have a balance in the classroom?
    • Standards Implementation Needs Assessment
    • What should the math classroom look like today? Teacher practices, student practices, content standards, growth mindset/learning cycle.


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: REGISTRATION WILL OPEN AUGUST 2019

  • October 7, 2019 in Salina - 
    • Administrator 
    • Elementary
    • Middle/High 
  • October 11, 2019 in Chanute -  
    • Administrator
    • Elementary
    • Middle/High 
  • October 14, 2019 in Hays -  
    • Administrator
    • Elementary
    • Middle/High
  • October 18, 2019 in Kansas City - 
    • Administrator
    • Elementary
    • Middle/High
  • October 21, 2019 in Emporia -  
    • Administrator
    • Elementary 
    • Middle/High 
  • November 1, 2019 in Derby - 
    • Administrator
    • Elementary
    • Middle/High
  • November 25, 2019 in Topeka -  
    • Administrator
    • Elementary
    • Middle/High 
  • January 31, 2020 in Garden City - 
    • 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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