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Building Numeracy with Middle Grades Students (5-8) - London, KY - Erron Prickett (2023-24)
7/12/2023 - 1/16/2024
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM EST

Event Description
Are your middle school students struggling with mathematical reasoning? Look no further! You have found a professional development course to support your efforts. The resources and training provided during the KCM's "Building Numeracy with Middle Grades Students" course will empower you to take student learning and understanding to the next level.  
COURSE TITLE: Building Numeracy with Middle Grades Students (5-8)

Students often struggle to further their mathematical thinking from the intermediate grades to the rigors of middle school. But when students develop their numeracy skills and grow their toolbox of mathematical reasoning strategies, they increase their confidence to do sophisticated mathematics. During this hybrid course, teachers will explore the power of representations, problems strings, and the use of reasoning strategies to develop numeracy, proportional reasoning, and algebraic thinking in their middle school students.

In this course, participants will:
* learn teaching strategies for helping students develop the multiplicative and proportional reasoning needed for middle school math. 
* be provided with games such as 24 Game and manipulatives such as Cuisenaire Rods to develop numeracy through modeling number and quantitative relationships.
* explore Desmos activities designed to illuminate key ratio and proportion concepts. 
* receive several books including Building Powerful Numeracy for Middle and High School Students, Lessons and Activities for Building Powerful Numeracy, Figuring Out Fluency, and Elementary and Middle School Mathematics: Teaching Developmentally

Please note:
This is a 5-Session HYBRID course:
* The first 2 sessions are full-day, in-person sessions that meet in July
* The last 3 sessions are half-day virtual sessions that will meet via ZOOM on school days. 
* Participants should not be working with students during the half-day virtual sessions and should obtain a half-day sub for those 3 sessions if necessary.    

COST: $200 per participant

1. Wednesday, July 12, 2023 = IN PERSON : 9 am - 4 pm Eastern (8 am - 3 pm Central)  
2. Thursday, July 13, 2023 = IN PERSON: 9 am - 4 pm Eastern (8 am - 3 pm Central)   
3. Tuesday, September 19, 2023 = VIRTUAL: 8:30 - 11:30 am Eastern (7:30 - 10:30 am Central)  
4. Tuesday, October 17, 2023 = VIRTUAL: 8:30 -11:30 am Eastern (7:30 - 10:30 am Central)  
5. Tuesday, January 16, 2024 = VIRTUAL: 8:30 - 11:30 am Eastern (7:30 - 10:30 am Central)   

The 2 in-person days will meet in London, KY, which is in Laurel County KY - Southeastern KY. 
VENUE for In-person days on 7/12 & 7/13 = Country Inn & Suites, London. 2035 W Highway 192, London, KY 40741. 
The 3 virtual half-days will meet via ZOOM.  

Registration closes on Thursday, July 6, 2023. Participants must register by 11:59 pm on Thursday, July 6, in order to attend.

Registration limit for this course is 25 participants. Once that limit is reached, the KCM will be unable to accept any additional participants. 

Because participants must register during the 2022-23 fiscal school year, but this course meets during the 2023-24 fiscal school year, the KCM can change the date on any invoice if needed to be July 3, 2023. Please email the KCM at or call us at 859-572-7690 if you need that change made.  

The $200 registration fee is non-refundable once materials are ordered. If you register and then become unable to attend for any reason, your school or district may send someone else to attend in your place. Regardless of whether or not a replacement is sent, the course invoice will still need to be paid.

Information regarding Purchase Orders and KCM Invoices:
* You may register for any KCM course without a PO; however, please note that many Kentucky school districts require you obtain a PO before they will pay the invoice. Please obtain a PO if one is required by your school or district.
* Only the registered participant will be emailed a copy of the course invoice. It is the participant's responsibility to forward that invoice on to the appropriate person at their school or district for payment.
* Participants may ask that a copy of their invoice be emailed to another email address; contact the KCM at 859-572-7690 or 
* KCM Invoices are not mailed. 
* Payment is greatly appreciated prior to the course start date, and must be paid as soon as the course is finished.