Upcoming Conferences & Workshops

Teaching Transitional Math: Integrating Context and Competencies in the Classroom
February 5th, 2020, 8:30am - 3:00pm | Community High School District 218

Teaching Transitional Math: 

Integrating Context and Competencies  in the Classroom with Kathleen Almy


The Postsecondary and Workforce Readiness Act (PWR Act) requires that every public high school implement a transitional math course for their seniors in the 20-21 or 21-22 school year. These courses use a contextualized approach to math instruction that incorporates active learning. Join us as we explore the instructional side of transitional math. We will look closely at the required content and pedagogy along with options  for materials.


In this session, participants will:

  • Explore the required transitional math competencies and policies
  • Learn about portability requirements that accompany implementation
  • Experience a lesson that can be used in a transitional math class in the Quantitative Literacy/Statistics pathway
  • Leave with specific and tangible strategies to use in the classroom for the rest of this school year as well as in the future
  • Learn about free and paid resources that support transitional math content and pedagogy
  • Explore assessment strategies and tools that align with the transitional math approach


Registration includes:

  • 6 PD hours
  • Continental Breakfast
  • Parking
  • (Lunch is on your own)


Kathleen Almy is the principal consultant for Almy Educational Consulting, providing colleges and high schools with solutions for math initiatives and improvement to math courses and policies. She is the former Illinois Director for Transitional Math where she led the statewide implementation of transitional math courses across Illinois. Prior to her administrative work,she was a mathematics professor with 20 years of experience in high school and college classrooms. Her degrees include a B.S. in Mathematics Education from Southern Illinois University and an M.S. in Pure Mathematics from Northern Illinois University. She is pursuing a doctorate in education with an emphasis on community college leadership.





Ways to Register

On-Line: Use your Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express card at www.illinoisascd.org

Call: 800-877-1478 or 309-438-2160, Mon. through Fri. 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. and use your Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express.

Mail: Send completed form with check or copy of PO to: IL ASCD Kathleen Almy — Illinois State University, Conference Services, Campus Box 8610, Normal, IL 61790-8610.

Fax: Fax completed form to 309-438-5364 using your Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express or a copy of school P.O.


Conference Fees:

IL ASCD Member $150

1 Person Each $199* (includes IL ASCD Membership)

2 People Each $179** (2 or more attendees from the same school district/organization. Does not include membership)

3 People Each $169**

Full-Time Student/Retiree $98


Call for information on larger team discounts at (618)203-3993.


Registration deadline: One week prior to the event


A $15.00 fee will be charged for cancellations made in writing prior to the deadline. No refunds will be given after the deadline.  Confirmation will be sent via e-mail after your registration is processed.  Registrations can be transferred to another individual by faxing information to 309-438-5364 or by emailing  dscowde@ilstu.edu