## 2015 Professional Learning Opportunities

Over 40 days of training available for teachers of any content and grade level

*and*administrators! Click to expand selections below, then on the workshop titles for complete descriptions, dates, and registration.

###### Creating an Effective Mathematics Classroom (Grades 6-12)

July 14-15 Learn how to set up a mathematics classroom to engage your students, techniques for fostering math talk and instructional strategies that bring mathematics alive.

###### Achieving Success in the Algebra II and Calculus Classroom with Underserved Students

July 22-23 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.

###### Short Courses - Using the Number Line (Grades K-12)

Strengthen understanding of the KCAS mathematics content standards and Standards for Mathematical Practice while experiencing activities as a learner.

###### Interweaving the Standards for Mathematical Practice into the Classroom (Grades K-12)

Gain a better understanding of the Standards for Mathematical Practice while learning instructional strategies that will engage students and develop the level of expertise indicated in these standards.

###### NGSS Short Courses (Grades K-12)

Our most popular trainings ever! New courses for every grade level. Strengthen grade-level specific understanding of content and science and engineering practices while experiencing activities as a learner.

Elementary Middle Properties of Matter Developing and Using Models Forces and Interactions Waves Light Energy Constructing Explanations and Engaging in Argument from Evidence (grades 4-8) Waves Life Science: structure, function, and information processing High Engineering Process and Design Developing and Using Models including Data Analysis and Mathematics and Computational Thinking Earth Systems: processes that shape the earth Planning and Carrying Out Investigations ###### Mathematical Modeling in Science with TINspire CX Technology

Engage in instructional strategies that focus on the integration of NGSS and CCSSMP4 Model with Mathematics using TI-Nspireā¢ technology.

###### Whole School Mathematics Program at a Glance

June 23 Educational leaders are invited to explore tools designed to determine the extent of implementation of the Common Core Mathematic Standards and the Standards for Mathematical Practice within the whole school mathematics program.

###### Developing a School Culture of Learning

July 13-14 During this two-day session, administrators will learn strategies to develop a school learning culture that enables the student to take ownership of the learning experience. Learn how to support your teachers using these strategies in their classrooms, and tools to use as you work with your teachers to meet the exemplary Performance Level in TPGES.

Engaging Students Using Participation Techniques

3 dates/locations 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.

Developing a School Culture of Learning

July 16-17 During this two-day session, participants will learn strategies to develop a learning culture that enable the student to take ownership of the learning experience, including growth and fixed mindsets, student talk and questioning techniques, and using feedback.