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Teacher Training

   Comprehensive Mathematics, Science & English Teacher Education Training Program

To reach students who have not traditionally had access to AP coursework AdvanceKentucky provides support through student recruitment, incentives for student participation and success, and classroom support through professional development, mentoring, and student study sessions. For students to be prepared for the level of rigor in AP classrooms professional development also is provided to support content area teachers.   In partnership with the National Math and Science Initiative, The NMSI Teacher Training Program conducted by AdvanceKentucky provides support for grades 3-11 preparing students for AP courses and serves to support the classroom efforts toward college readiness. To date 2,500 teachers have participated in this training while 40 Kentucky teachers have become nationally endorsed trainers.

We are currently preparing for our 2014 trainings and will update this site as we identify locations. With our training background we now firmly understand what it takes to offer a successful professional development opportunity both locally and at the state level. If you are interested in hosting NMSI’s teacher training program in your district or school please contact Anthony Mires to discuss options.

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Training Description

To help fulfill the mission of increasing student access to quality instruction, AdvanceKentucky partners with NMSI and together we are dedicated to improving the quality of English, mathematics, and science instruction by providing quality teacher-to-teacher training and rigorous web-based
resources. The vertically-aligned model lessons that accompany the training connect middle school and high school classes to analytical skills, content, and assessment strategies that will prepare students for AP classes and post-secondary coursework.

  • training provides opportunities for teachers at all levels of experience and expertise to learn new content and teaching strategies.
  • training is conducted by  experienced classroom teachers  with hands-on, interactive lessons  and labs and emphasizes technology  in math and science.
Online Components
  • Vertically aligned model lessons that extend from grades 6 to 12.
  • Skill progression charts that link skills being taught to those taught in preceding /following grades or subjects.
  • Crosswalk that connects lessons across AP and the Common Core Standards.
  • Science labs that prepare students for college-level inquiry and investigation.
  • Activities that teach higher-level thinking skills.
  • Student assessments modeled after AP assessments.

Training Options
  • Elementary: Math/Science, English/Social Studies
  • Math: Middle School, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Pre-Calculus
  • Science: Middle Grades Life & Earth, Middle Grades Chemistry & Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics
  • English: Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Grade 10
 Please Note: Not all trainings are offered at all training locations.  Check with your specific training site to see available options.

 Registration Fees for FOUR DAYS of Training:   

* All partner schools will receive an early registration discount of $100 for every participant registered prior to May 15th.
AdvanceKentucky is the NMSI training vendor in Kentucky.  Questions and requests for NMSI registration updates may be directed to ltf@kstc.com



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