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Meaningful Mathematics: Geometry

Date: Apr 19, 2017 - Apr 20, 2017

Time: 8:30 - 3:30 CDT

Location: GRREC Office and Training Facility

Presenters: ,

Cost: GRECC members: $50.00, Non-GRECC members: $50.00

Description:

GRREC is pleased to present Meaningful Mathematics: Geometry for 6-8 educators of mathematics. This learning experience provides a deep study of the Kentucky Academic Standards (KAS) of mathematics with a focus on the Standards for Mathematical Practice and Vertical Progressions of geometry. We will explore strategies using a variety of tools and approaches that will support the development of a culture that fosters a love of learning mathematics.  This professional learning was developed to support teachers in meeting the needs of all students with a focus on struggling math learners.

Learning Targets:

  • Experience and learn strategies that will deepen content knowledge and pedagogy
  • Learn strategies for developing a culture that fosters a love of learning mathematics

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Contact Jennifer Clemmons at jennifer.clemmons@grrec.org with any questions.

 

Igniting Mathematical Thinking in the Intermediate Classroom

Date: Jun 21, 2017 - Jun 21, 2017

Time: 8:30 - 3:30 CT

Location: GRREC Office and Training Facility

Presenters: Kim Estes, GRREC Math Consultant

Cost: GRECC members: $250.00, Non-GRECC members: $500.00

Description:

Getting students engaged in mathematics can be challenging.  Getting students to think mathematically can be even more challenging!  Join Mathematics Instructional Specialists, Sheri Brittenham and Kim Estes, along with Educational Technology Consultant, Terri Stice as they model strategies for igniting the mathematical thinking in your students. This informative series of workshops is designed to provide participants with tools to help students think through and make sense of the math, develop mathematical literacy, or numeracy, and help students learn to generate questions to monitor and repair understanding, predict and infer, reason with numbers, and become numerate thinkers. The effective use of technology will allow the learners opportunities to make their thinking visible. 

During this institute, participants will:

  • Gain foundational knowledge of strategies to raise student comprehension in math
  • Experience student-centered tasks with embedded strategies to promote mathematical thinking
  • Learn to utilize technology to deepen learning experiences
  • Acquire practical ways to incorporate thinking strategies into their classrooms
  • Leave with sample lessons and answers to the question, “How can I do this in my math class…tomorrow?”

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For questions, contact Kim Estes at (270) 563-2113 or e-mail  kim.estes@grrec.org

MathPLUS Summer Breakout Sessions

Date: Jun 23, 2017 - Jun 23, 2017

Time: 8:30 - 3:30 CDT

Location: GRREC Office and Training Facility

Presenters: Jennifer Clemmons, Math Consultant -- Kim Estes, GRREC Math Consultant -- Randi Womack, Math Consultant -- Rebecca Gaddie, Consultant -- Terri Stice , Director of Instructional Technology & Support Services

Cost: GRECC members: $55.00, Non-GRECC members: $125.00

Description:

MathPLUS workshop designed to assist mathematics educators of Grades 3-8 in “filling their buckets” with great professional learning sure to impact classroom instruction during the upcoming school year!

Each participant will have an opportunity to select and attend four of the following sessions:

  • Building Fraction Equivalence Grades 3-4
  • Using Number Talks to Build Strategic Thinking Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8
  • Pattern Sniffing: Being a Decimal Detective in the Intermediate Classroom Grades 4-6
  • Developing Proportional Thinking in the Middle School Classroom Grades 6-8
  • Learning Mathematics in Google Classroom Grades 3-8
  • Writing in the Math Classroom: Gaining Insight into Student Understanding Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8
  • Developing Statistical Thinking in the Middle School Classroom Grades 6-8
  • Harnessing the Power of the Math Teaching Practices Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8
  • Making Mathematics Thinking Visible Through the Effective Use of Technology Grades 3-8
  • Developing Linear Thinking in the Middle School Classroom Grades 6-8

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Contact Kim Estes at kim.estes@grrec.org with any questions.

Cognitive and Instructional Coaching

Date: Jul 17, 2017 - Jul 19, 2017

Time: 8:30 - 3:30 CT

Location: GRREC Office and Training Facility

Presenters: ,

Cost: GRECC members: $600.00, Non-GRECC members: $900.00

Description:

GRREC is pleased to offer a six-day professional learning institute designed to help educators develop the knowledge and skills to conduct Cognitive and Instructional Coaching with K-12 teachers. Four days of the institute will be laying the foundation for Cognitive CoachingSM - developing skills to conduct planning and reflecting conversations.  Instructional Coaching will focus on designing instruction that supports student engagement in the Standards for Mathematical Practice.  

Data gathering tools for assessing shifts in classroom practices, as well as tools for planning and reflecting will be a critical piece of this coaching model.  Day six will consist of learning how to use the Calibrating Conversation Map to self-assess progress toward meeting professional growth goals. 

As a result of engaging in this institute, participants will:

  • Learn how to structure professional planning & reflective coaching conversations
  • Demonstrate mediation skills and coaching capabilities, including paraphrasing and questioning
  • Develop awareness of shifts in classroom practice that allow students to demonstrate the Standards for Mathematical Practice
  • Increase capacity to support teachers in meeting professional growth goals connected to Kentucky’s Framework for Teaching

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Contact Kim Estes at kim.estes@grrec.org with any questions.

Leading and Sustaining a Coherent Vision for Mathematics Teaching & Learning (Individual Registsration)

Date: Jun 12, 2017 - Jun 13, 2017

Time: 8:30 - 3:30 CDT

Location: GRREC Office and Training Facility

Presenters: ,

Cost: GRECC members: $100.00, Non-GRECC members: $200.00

Description:

**NOTE: FOR ONLINE INDIVIDUAL REGISTRATION ONLY**

**TO RECEIVE TEAM DISCOUNT FOR REGISTERING 4 PEOPLE, FAX IN TEAM REGISTRATION FORM**

 

GRREC is pleased to offer a two-day professional learning institute designed to assist administrators in examining and better understanding the quality of mathematics teaching and learning effort in their school or district.  These two days, facilitated by Dr. Tim Kanold, will be transformational and inspiring as you learn how to monitor for behaviors (adult actions) that really matter in your school, and become confident in the nature of the tools, protocols, and feedback you provide those you lead.  Whether you are working with students or adults, you can lead a culture that embraces mistakes, reflects, and tries again each and every day through high-leverage team actions. 

Please note this is not a “sit and get” workshop.  It is a time to roll up your sleeves and focus your effort on expected mathematics performance for next year, and beyond.  You will also have a chance at the end of each day to work together on your plans for 2017-18, so bring a team!  You will leave the institute having committed to leading 2-3 strategic high leverage team actions in order to help you implement that vision and voice in the upcoming school year.

As a result of engaging in this institute, participants will:

  • Learn how to monitor for lesson design elements that nurture student learning
  • Demonstrate an understanding of high-leverage team actions that foster student achievement
  • Increase their capacity to support teachers in the use of high-level cognitive demand mathematical tasks
  • Utilize the Seven Stages of Collaborative Development as a diagnostic and a focus tool
  • Understand how classroom walkthroughs can become more effective
  • Develop a leadership focus that has a positive impact on mathematics instruction and assessment in their school/district

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Contact Kim Estes at kim.estes@grrec.org with any questions.

 

Cognitive Engagement in the Mathematics Classroom Grades 3-6

Date: Jun 12, 2017 - Jun 13, 2017

Time: 8:30 - 3:30 CDT

Location: GRREC Office and Training Facility

Presenters: ,

Cost: GRECC members: $225.00, Non-GRECC members: $450.00

Description:

NOTE: This is a 3-day training to be held on June 12, 13 and September 21, 2017.

Looking for ways to engage students in learning mathematics?  Wondering how to plan rigorous tasks that maximize student learning?  Join John Antonetti and Terri Stice for three days of designing and developing powerful math tasks for students in grades 3-6.  John and Terri will share how to build engaging qualities into tasks while incorporating the effective use of technology to increase student thinking and learning.  Follow-up day in September will be geared toward analyzing student work, digging a little deeper, and discussing next steps for implementation.

As a result of engaging in this professional learning event, participants will:

  • Discover how engaging qualities, cognitive demand, and research-based instructional strategies interact to build powerful learning tasks
  • Make connections between engaging math tasks and the Standards for Mathematical Practice
  • Analyze student work to look for the components of engaging tasks
  • Understand the essential practices in a classroom to engage all students in the learning
  • Learn how to make student thinking visible through the effective use of digital tools and on-line learning experiences

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Contact Kim Estes at kim.estes@grrec.org with any questions.