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Wednesday, January 23 • 8:30am - 9:30am
Transforming and Monitoring Instruction: Access to Quality Instruction for all Students in K5 Math
Through coordinated efforts of a regional ESA and 16 elementary schools, teams of teachers and educational professionals transformed mathematics instruction. Key to the transformation was job-embedded professional development designed to enhance the mathematical content of participants and challenge them to strengthen instruction. The PD received included math academies that stretched mathematical content knowledge and provided time to connect and apply new knowledge for student learning. Presenters will share how PLC structures were developed to guide participants in collecting, interpreting and monitoring student progress through the use of data. Data provided information for students to receive individualized instruction with embedded supports. Through the collaboration of GRREC, Western Kentucky University, Whizz Education, Inc., and Carnegie Learning, student achievement in mathematics increased. The data and implementation from two Title I schools will be highlighted.


Speakers
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Sandra Baker

Sandra Baker is the Associate Director of Learning Support for GRREC. She provides support to 36 school districts in the areas of curriculum, assessment, and instruction. Ms. Baker is a frequent conference speaker and facilitator of PD for teachers and educational leaders, statewide... Read More →
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Kasey Bratcher

Kasey enjoyed 8 years teaching mathematics and has spent the last 5 years delivering Professional Development for K-12 teachers. She is currently a Manager of School Partnerships with Carnegie Learning and continues to deliver PD focusing on student centered classroom with 21st century... Read More →
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Kevin Judd

Kevin Judd serves as a Vice President for Whizz Education. Mr. Judd taught mathematics for 12 years before spending 5 years as a math specialist and curriculum administrator in the public school system. He holds a Master’s Degree in Educational Policy Studies from the University... Read More →
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Patti Whetstone

Dr. Whetstone is a Research Associate at Educational Testing and Evaluation at University of Kansas. Her experiences as Diagnostician, State Dir. of Special Ed. and Professor provide knowledge regarding data for improvement. At WKU, Dr. Whetstone worked with staff in design of research... Read More →


Wednesday January 23, 2013 8:30am - 9:30am
Delta Ballroom B