Kentucky Center for Mathematics

Event Registration - Kentucky Center for Mathematics
Family Math K-6: Empowering Parents as Partners - Lisa Riggs (2024-25)
11/8/2024 - 4/11/2025
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM EST

Location: This cohort will meet virtually via ZOOM. ZOOM link will be emailed to all registered participants

Registration ends on 10/1/2024
There are currently 22 spots remaining out of 25

If you are having trouble registering for an event, please contact the KCM at 859-572-7690 or at
Event Description
Family Math K-6: Empowering Parents as Partners - Lisa Riggs (2024-25)
Imagine a school where parents are true partners in mathematical learning. Now learn how to make that vision a reality. This course will empower you to host an AMAZING Family Math Night at your Kentucky school. Course participants even get to choose from a KCM approved list of math manipulatives and order up to $250 in materials to use at their Family Math Night. This professional learning event is available only to K-6 math educators who work in school or district in Kentucky.    

Families are critical partners in students' developing mathematical knowledge. Yet, so many parents, grandparents and guardians feel frustrated and overwhelmed when trying to help their child with math. For this course, the KCM utilizes the book Partnering With Parents in Elementary School Math: A Guide for Teachers and Leaders; this wonderful resource provides educators with guidance on how to communicate with families about their child's math learning. Each participant receives a copy of this book.   

During this course, participants will: 
1. Meet for five 1-hour virtual sessions on select Fridays from 9-10 am ET between November 2024 through April 2025. Participants are expected to attend all 5 sessions. (If the registered participant is unable to attend a session for any reason, someone from their school must attend that session in their place) 
2. Explore research on family engagement and how to educate parents concerning math fluency and the Kentucky Academic Standards. 
3. Discuss family math resources and how to conduct a family math night event. 
4. Host one Family Math Night at their own school. This Family Math Night should be scheduled between January 10 and March 31, 2025. (Any requests to schedule the Family Math Night before January 10, 2025 or after March 31, 2025 should be approved with the facilitator Lisa Riggs.)   
5. Receive up to $250 of manipulatives and activity resources for their family math night. Participants will choose the materials and resources they need from a list of approved options provided by the KCM. (Materials orders must be given to the KCM at least 6 weeks before the Family Math Night event - which means orders should be submitted between November 29, 2024 and February 17, 2025)   
6. Attend the final session on April 11, 2025 to share the results of the Family Math Night event they held at their school: how many families attended, what went well, what didn't go so well, what the students thought about the event, what parents had to say about the event, etc. 

COST: $50 per participant (covers the cost of the book Partnering With Parents in Elementary School Math: A Guide for Teachers and Leaders)
Please note:
*If 2 educators from the same school want to attend the virtual sessions of this professional learning event and each receive their own copy of the book, each of them should register individually. However, the "up to $250 in Family Math Night materials" order is one per school - not one per participant. Each will be invoiced $50.
* If 2 educators from the same school want to attend the virtual sessions (or trade off attending the virtual sessions) and wish to share a copy of the book, only 1 of them should register for this event. That person should then email the KCM at with the name and email address of the other person from their school who will be attending.      

All 5 virtual sessions meet on Friday mornings from 9:00 am - 10:00 am Eastern (which is 8:00 am - 9:00 Central)  

1. November 8, 2024 
2. December 6, 2024
3. January 10, 2025
4. February 7, 2025
5. April 11, 2025

LOCATION: This cohort will meet virtually via ZOOM. The Zoom meeting link will be emailed to all registered participants by Lisa Riggs ( 

REGISTRATION CLOSE DATE = Tuesday, October 1, 2024. Registration will close at 11:59 pm on 10/1/24 or when this cohort becomes full. 

1. DUE DATE: Your $50 registration fee for this course should be paid by the course start date - November 8, 2024.

A) KCM invoices are emailed to the registered participant only. The KCM does NOT mail invoices.
B) KCM emails containing invoices almost always go to the recipient's spam or junk folders, so please check those folders after you register for a KCM event. Please move any KCM emails you find in your spam or junk folders to your inbox and add the KCM to your safe contact list.     
C) You must give a copy of your invoice to the person at your school, school district or organization responsible for paying it. 
D) Anyone who needs a copy of a KCM invoice can contact the KCM at 859-572-7690 or to request one be emailed to them.
E) Because participants may register during the 2023-24 fiscal school year, but this course meets during the 2024-25 fiscal school year, the KCM can change the date on any invoice if needed to be July 1, 2024. Please email the KCM at or call us at 859-572-7690 if you need that change made.  

A) The KCM does not require educators to have a PO before registering for one of our events; however - many school districts require their teachers obtain a PO before registering. Also, some school districts will not pay an invoice that does not have a PO# on it.   
B) If your school, school district or organization requires you to obtain a PO, please email a copy of that PO to, or add the PO# to your registration at the time you register. The KCM is happy to add a PO# to any registration if you obtain one after you registered.
C) Please note that a Purchase Order does not pay an invoice. A PO shows that the purchase has been pre-approved. The registration fee is only paid once a check is received or the fee is paid online via credit card. 

A) Please contact the KCM at 859-572-7690 or as soon as possible.
B) Contact your employer and notify them that you are unable to attend. The KCM encourages your school, school district or organization to send someone to attend in your place as your registration fee will not be waived or refunded once materials have been ordered for you.