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PIMSER receives Kentucky Board of Education's annual Dr. Samuel Robinson Award

At its meeting in Frankfort today, the Kentucky Board of Education presented the annual Dr. Samuel Robinson Award to co-winners – the Partnership Institute for Math and Science Education Reform (PIMSER) at the University of Kentucky and the Playhouse in the Park/Murray Calloway County Community Theater. Read the full story.

2016 Summer Professional Learning Opportunities

Our Summer 2016 opportunities are now available! Click on the name of the training for more information and registration.

Math Math
  • ACT Math Boot Camp

    July 18-19    $250

    Develop course intervention strategies and student support systems that move away from a single focus on last minute test taking tips. Work collaboratively to create challenging growth goals for your students and develop instructional strategies to empower and engage all students utilizing critical components of the College and Career Readiness Standards.

  • Achieving Success in the Algebra II and Calculus Classroom with Under-served Students

    July 21-22    $285

    This 2-day workshop is designed to introduce research-proven strategies, activities, and assessment ideas that make a difference in student learning and performance in the classroom: building a learning culture, focusing on individual needs of students, and giving them all the best possible chance of passing the AP exam and End of Course and ensuring success in college-level courses.


Science Science
  • ACT Science Boot Camp

    June 23-24     $250

    Experience the kind of learning you will want to provide for your students while learning research-based, best practices necessary for increasing college and career readiness. Practice strategies for accessing complex texts, analyzing data and opposing arguments. Develop tasks requiring these key processes and build a bank of test prep strategies to support learning.

  • NGSS Workshops (Grades K-12)

    Examine misconceptions and naive conceptions that might hinder concept and practice development, and learn how to design experiences to help students move towards a more scientific conception. Experience activities as a learner and discuss implications for best practice and highly effective teaching with other professionals. Leave each session with examples, resources, and a deepened understanding of how to implement the NGSS.

    1-Day Short Courses     $125

    Strengthen grade-level specific content understanding and understanding of supporting science and engineering practices at the designated grade bands.

    Courses Grades Date
    Weather and Climate K & 3 June 28
    Earth Systems 2, 4 & 5 June 29
    Space Systems 1 & 5 June 30

    2-Day Learn & Apply Sessions    $250

    Concentrated time to deepen understanding of critical components, examine support resources, and develop a product for use in the classroom. Leave with examples, resources, processes, and a useable classroom product.

    Sessions Grades Date
    Developing Units Aligned to the NGSS K-12 June 13-14
    Developing Classroom Assessments Aligned to the NGSS K-12 June 21-22


Any Content Area Any Content Area
  • Increasing Student Engagement

    June 16-17    $250

    Create a classroom where everyone is engaged, thinking and learning! In this two-day session, participants will learn strategies that increase student engagement and promote critical thinking skills - both of which are essential to student's conceptual understanding of content. Participants will leave with strategies that can be applied to any content at any grade level.



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