Academy for Effective Mathematics Teaching & Learning (AEMTL)

Enabling Student Success from Middle to High School Mathematics
This participant-driven network of support is designed to give math teachers time to work on designing high-quality, effective math instruction. Each professional learning day builds upon the last, and subsequent sessions are designed from your feedback results from implementing the KAS for Math in your classroom.  You will get a chance to share challenges and new ideas with colleagues and form a true community of practice that supports the Teacher Effectiveness Framework. The Academies will provide: 
  • Current research and strategies for Tier 1 level intervention to close achievement gaps
  • Assistance to elevate teacher practice and promote student engagement
  • New and innovative ideas to help improve not only classroom practice but also your mathematics program
  • better understanding and implementation of both the Kentucky Academic Standards and Standards for Mathematical Practice so that students have an enduring understanding of mathematics
  • Specific ideas to share at PLC meetings and allow for district PD opportunities
Educators will leave the academies with research-based instructional strategies and the means to orchestrate effective mathematical conversations in their classroom so that mathematics will be engaging for all learners. 

Focus Topics:
  • Fostering mathematical mindset to improve the learning culture in the math classroom
  • Research-based cognitive engagement strategies so no student 'opts out' of the learning
  • Creating higher-order, open-ended questions with a focus on Marian Small’s work on open questions and parallel tasks
  • How to foster meaningful mathematical discourse with a focus on NCTM’s 5 Practices for Orchestrating Productive Mathematics Discussions
  • How to select and write rigorous mathematical tasks
  • Progression of mathematical content across grade bands
Each Academy meeting will have grade-band breakout sessions.  Series of 5 meetings in Lexington.
September 15 POSTPONED
October 25 *NEW 1st MEETING DATE*
November 17
December 8
January 19
February 16 *NEW 5th MEETING DATE*

Math teachers, curriculum developers, and math coaches who support teachers in grades 6-12


Jamie-Marie Miller, PIMSER Regional Teacher Partner and Lincoln County Math Coach
Math coach with 17 years experience in the middle school classroom; KCTM Middle School Vice President (2008-2012), President (2012-2014) and currently is serving as Past-President; completed two years of training with PIMSER as an Appalachian Teacher Partner (2009-2011) through the AMSP Master Teacher Project and is currently working to finish her doctorate at the University of Kentucky in STEM Education.

Jim Moore, PIMSER Regional Teacher Partner
Math teacher with 29 years' experince in the high school classroom; math department chairman for 22 years; taught at the Governor's Scholars Program for nine years and the Bluegrass Community and Technical College part time for three years; worked as a Kentucky Center for Mathematics (KCM) Math Coach in a high school for two years; served two non-consecutive terms as president of the Kentucky Council of Teachers of Mathematics (KCTM); receipient of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics


$800 for returning participants (attended 2015-16 or 2016-17); $850 for new participants
Includes resources and all training materials and five training days.
You will receive a copy of Marian Small's More Good Questions - Great Ways to Differentiate Secondary Mathematics Instruction and Five Practices for Orchestrating Productive Mathematics Discussions by Margaret Schwan Smith and Mary Kay Stein.

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  • 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

         Sign-in Time: 8:30 am to 9:00 am
  • UK/Lexmark Center for Innovation in Math and Science Education
    1737 Russell Cave Road
    Lexington, KY 40505
    United States
    1 (859) 257-4836
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    Coates CPO 3A
    Richmond, KY 40475

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  • Returning (attended 2015-16 or 2016-17 academic year)
    New (have not attended an AEMTL session yet)
  • 5
  • Algebra 1
    Algebra 2
  • Yes
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