Wednesday March 1, 2017 from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM EST
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CKEC Training Center 
2331 Fortune Drive
Lexington,, KY 40509

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Cecilia Barnhill 
Central Kentucky Educational Cooperative 
Conceptual Building Blocks of Geometry 3-1-17 and 3-2-17

Speaker:  Mark Helton

Target Audience: Middle School General Education and Special Education teachers, Elementary Gifted/Talented teachers, Algebra 1 teachers, High School Special Education teachers, Middle School and High School Interventionists and Instructional Coaches


The Conceptual Building Blocks is a series of three modules designed to build a teacher’s capacity to work with students in various settings.  The approach is rooted in a conceptual understanding of key concepts in middle school mathematics.  The objectives are:

  1. 1.      To build teacher knowledge around the foundational concepts in middle school mathematics
  2. 2.      To provide strategies for teaching content and differentiating instruction
  3. 3.      To develop a conceptual understanding of the core components of proportional reasoning, algebraic thinking, and geometry
  4. 4.      To catalyze change within the school through coaching sessions


This module uses the middle school Kentucky Academic Standards around geometry to focus our work.  We will explore the big ideas of geometric thinking, including the van Heile levels of geometric thought, discover how to use the concreteàsemi-concreteàabstract sequence of instruction, explore misconceptions, and much more!  

Note:  This is a two-day module.  Attendance at both days is expected.

PGES Connections: 1a, 1b, 2b, 3c, 4e


If you need ADA accommodations, please email Cecilia Barnhill,  cecilia.barnhill@ckec.org


Please note that CKSEC accepts Purchase Orders and checks as forms of payment, for auditing purposes, we can not accept cash. 

Be sure to confirm with PO # prior to registration. 


At CKSEC, we love kids and families! Unfortunately, due to liability issues and professional decorum, children and other family members or friends are not permitted to attend our trainings.

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Please dress in layers as it can be difficult to adjust the temperature.

Attendance Policy:

If you register to attend a session, but find you are unable to attend, please cancel your registration as early as possible. Space is limited and by canceling you will allow others to benefit from these highly qualified professional development opportunities. A fee could be assessed for no shows.

Districts will be notified of those who registered and did not attend or did not cancel prior to be session.