The professional learning community is a buzzword in the educational world, with schools and districts setting up schedules and mandating PLC time. Some educators, however, wonder if the original intent and purpose of professional learning communities has been lost.
Although it’s not even Halloween yet, it’s not too early to begin looking at spring mathematics conferences. Here are a few to keep your eyes on.
If it weren’t for Bill Bush, an influential professor of mathematics education at the University of Kentucky, the Commonwealth might be like any other state in its approach to mathematics achievement.
The Kentucky Center for Mathematics is offering a free professional learning event, “Foundations for Primary Grades,” for teachers in grades K-3 beginning Nov. 3 at Lee County High School in Beattyville. “Foundations for Primary Grades” cohorts are professional learning communities that grow K-3 teachers’ understanding of early numeracy development and improve their ability to establish a strong foundation in students [...]
Jefferson County's Stephanie Fields says number talks, which she once thought of as being used in elementary schools, can be a useful tool for the middle school grades.
Berea Independent's Jennifer Donnelly shares her thoughts on why instructional coaches, although sometimes not well defined, matter in today's classrooms.
The Kentucky Numeracy Project Intervention Guide is a free instructional resource for all Kentucky teachers.
Brandy Beasley shares how Second Street Elementary School in Frankfort empowered teachers to take a leadership role.
The Kentucky Center for Mathematics has scheduled seven professional learning programs for mathematics teachers over the coming months: EERTI June – Enacting Effective Response to Intervention (EERTI) cohort for teachers of special education students in grades K-3. June 20-23, Bowling Green Registration deadline: May 6 EERTI Summer Institute – Exploring new ways to develop elementary students’ number sense. For EERTI [...]
A free professional learning experience and support for mathematics teachers is being offered by the Kentucky Department of Education, the Kentucky Center for Mathematics (KCM) and the Northern Kentucky Cooperative for Educational Services this summer in Highland Heights. “Gathering High Quality Data for Responsive Teaching and Learning, P-12” will focus on formative assessment, questioning strategies, and selection/use of rich tasks [...]