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15th Annual EKU Teachers' Workshop


The faculty of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics invite you to the 15th annual

EKU Teachers' Workshhop 2017 Assuring Growth Across All Groups

Date:Thursday, September 21, 2017

Time:4:00 PM – 7:15 PM

Place:Carl D. Perkins Center at Eastern Kentucky University

(Refreshments will be served. 3 hours PD in math)

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Registration is open online until Tuesday, September 18, 2017. Payment can be made online or by purchase order the evening of the event, but please register so we can get an accurate headcount for refreshments. The event is $20 for educators, $10 for current EKU students, and free for all EKU faculty.


Please find below the titles and abstracts of some this year’s presentations. Presentation times are 4 – 4:45, 4:55 – 5:40, and 6:30 – 7:15, with our greeting and refreshment break from 5:50 – 6:20. At each presentation time, there will be three or four options to attend, so you can make your choice based on area of interest. We look forward to seeing you!



Accommodations and Accessibility in the K – 5 Grade Mathematics Classroom: This session will guide teachers who are at a loss of what to do with struggling K-5 math learners. The concrete-to-representational-to-abstract sequence (CRA) of instruction will be discussed with opportunities to practice during the session.  This instructional strategy is one that can be used to ensure students truly have a thorough understanding of the math concepts/skills they are learning.


Elementary and Middle Grades Combined:


SEM(School-wide Enrichment Model) in Action!Do you find your school struggling to cover the content, reach all learners, and still find time for students to explore their love of learning? During this interactive discussion come to hear and see what Model Laboratory School has done to change their schedule to meet the needs of their K-8 students for 30-minutes each day in order to reach all students to make their learning meaningful during RtI time. Your students will love this School-Wide Enrichment Model!‚Äč


KET/PBS Media Learning Resources:Discover free classroom resources that can enhance student growth at all levels.


Middle Grades:


Accommodations and Accessibility in the 6 – 12 Grade Mathematics Classroom: In grades K – 12 students with disabilities are provided with federally mandated accommodations, but knowing what works best for different students can be a challenge for general education teachers. This presentation will look at some of the more common legal regulations of providing accommodations for students with special needs along with suggestions for strategies that grant a wider range of accessibility to mathematical content for all students in the classroom.



Secondary/College Prep:


Weaving Growth Mindset and the SMPs to a Positive Mathematical Classroom Climate: This session highlights current research on growth mindset and how it builds a positive learning culture in the mathematics classroom.  During this session, participants will learn how growth mindset in tandem with effective implementation of the Standards for Mathematical Practice can transform your classroom culture.  Participants will leave with a greater understanding of growth mindset and practical instructional strategies to implement with their own students.



Special Education:


Making it work: Supporting students with disabilities during inclusive math instruction: We'll use a Universal Design for Learning (UDL) approach to:

·         explore research-based strategies for supporting students with disabilities during math instruction,

·         look at Specially Designed Instruction (SDI) and Supplemental Aids and Services (SAS) and discuss how to provide appropriate accommodations and modifications in inclusive classrooms

·         discuss effective co-teaching models that increase student engagement and accuracy

·         explore technologies to support student learning, engagement and accuracy in assessment

·         discover new resources and strategies you can use in your classrooms tomorrow

And much more including a presentation by Model Lab on how administrators can foster growth mindset teaching!


Inquiries should be addressed to

Rachel Bishop-Ross, PhD
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Wallace 301
Eastern Kentucky University
521 Lancaster Avenue
Richmond, Kentucky 40475
(859) 622-1620

Fax: (859) 622-3051

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