Kentucky Center for Mathematics expands training offerings for preschool teachers during the 2013-14 school year

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Research shows early math skills have the greatest predictive power of later achievement, followed by reading and then attention skills.

High-quality early mathematics instruction is absolutely critical to Kentucky’s future. As such, the Kentucky Center for Mathematics (KCM) has successfully partnered with the Erikson Institute of Chicago, the nation’s premier graduate school in child development, to provide high-quality professional development for Kentucky preschool teachers.

In response to the high demand for additional offerings of the Erikson Early Mathematics Collaborative (EEMC), KCM is recruiting participants for six new cohorts for the 2013-2014 school year. The EEMC Plus course will meet for eight half-day (three-hour) sessions between August and May.

Participant Take-Aways

·        An ability to spark children’s mathematical learning through developmentally appropriate exploration, discussion and activity

·        A firm grasp of foundational mathematics and early childhood development

·        High-impact, evidence-based strategies for teaching early mathematics

·        Children’s literature to support the teaching and learning of early mathematics

Total Cost: $360/teacher

Participants: Preschool teachers (administrators and independent consultants are not eligible to register.)

Locations, dates, and times will be determined by participant response.

Administrators and educators interested in participating in the 2013-2014 EEMC experience should submit the signed commitment form  (click here  http://www.viethhosting.com/kcm/docs/EEMC_Commitment_Form.pdf) to KCM Assistant Director Meredith Brewer  brewerm8@nku.edu  or fax (859)572-7677 by May 17.

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