Featured Events

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.

 

 

 

Making it Happen: Building Mathematicians in the Primary Classroom

Date: Jun 28, 2017 - Jun 28, 2017

Time: 8:30 - 3:30 CDT

Location: GRREC Office and Training Facility

Presenters: Randi Womack, Math Consultant -- Rebecca Gaddie, Consultant

Cost: GRECC members: $25.00, Non-GRECC members: $125.00

Description:

Have you ever wondered how to juggle meeting the needs of every student in your math classroom? Making it happen can sometimes seem like a challenge. In this professional learning session, we will explore a process for making learning more meaningful for your students and a framework to help you manage the fun of math in your classroom. Hear from K-1 teacher, Kate Wintuska, about her students’ adventures in guided math. She will share what guided math looks like in her classroom including launching guided math, centers, math journals, and tools for building independence in young learners. You will receive a copy of Guided Math: A Framework for Mathematics Instruction by Laney Sammons.

Learning Targets:

At the end of this 6-hour session, participants will have a foundational understanding of the following:

• How to teach math conceptually

• How to build a classroom learning community

• How to manage differentiating instruction          

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Contact Randi Womack at randi.womack@grrec.org with any questions.

                             

Making it Happen: Buildng Mathematicians in the Middle School Classroom

Date: Jul 11, 2017 - Jul 11, 2017

Time: 8:30 - 3:30 CDT

Location: GRREC Office and Training Facility

Presenters: Jennifer Clemmons, Math Consultant -- Randi Womack, Math Consultant

Cost: GRECC members: $25.00, Non-GRECC members: $125.00

Description:

About the Training:

How would you answer this question, “Who works harder, you or your students?” 

In this professional learning session, we will engage in conceptual math lessons that allow for student discussion, development of concepts, differentiation, and higher order thinking.  Hear from middle school teacher Christa Lemily as we experience several tasks through a student lens.  We will explore a process for creating lessons that will both engage and challenge students.   Each participant will receive a copy of Teaching Student-Centered Mathematics Grades 6-8 by John Van de Walle.

Learning Targets: At the end of this 6-hour session, participants will have a foundational understanding of the following:

  • How to teach math conceptually
  • How to develop activities that engage students in the Standards for Mathematical Practice

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Contact Randy Womack at (270) 320-6771 or randi.womack@grrec.org with any quetions.