Upcoming Conferences & Workshops

Illinois Transitional Math Summit On Demand with Kathleen Almy
November 9th, 2020 - January 29th, 2021 | Online: Available 11/4 - 1/29

Illinois Transitional Math Summit On Demand

with Kathleen Almy


The Postsecondary and Workforce Readiness Act (PWRAct) requires that every public high school implement a transitional math course for their seniors in the 20-21or 21-22 school year.  That process includes creating a course that meets state requirements, getting it approved, getting the right students in the course, having materials, and having teachers comfortable with the instructional approach. To make this manageable, Kathleen Almy held summits with every Illinois community college partnership throughout 2017-2019. These well attended and well received events helped hundreds of high school administrators, counselors, and math teachers get comfortable with the requirements and the process to complete them. She has continued to provide many professional development events, programs, and materials to support schools as they implement transitional math. Now she is offering summits in an on-demand video series built to help schools on their timeline with asynchronous and synchronous support while they learn.


Module 1: IL Transitional Math Overview

  • Need for transitional math
  • Requirements of high schools
  • Key components of transitional math


Module 2:  Audience

  • Who should and should not take transitional math
  • Transitional math and graduation
  • Transitional math and NCAA
  • Projected readiness determination
  • Placing high school juniors
  • Recruiting students


Module 3:  Compliance

  • Portability
  • Document requirements
  • Timelines for meeting compliance
  • Working in a partnership


Module 4:  Courses

  • Transitional math pathways
  • Competencies and key performance indicators
  • Competency spreadsheet for portability
  • Materials and resources


Module 5:  Instruction

  • Philosophy of transitional math
  • Instructional requirements
  • Grading
  • Syllabus for portability


Summit On Demand Includes:
5 Modules, each 45-60 minutes in length, chaptered by subtopic
• Short assessments after each session
• Asynchronous discussions with Kathleen and other participants via a private Slack channel
• Two synchronous office hour sessions with Kathleen offered via Zoom (optional)



Kathleen Almy is the CEO and founder of Almy Education, 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.




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 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 $178** (2 or more attendees from the same school district/organization. Does not include membership)

3 People Each $168**

Full-Time Student/Retiree $98


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


Registration deadline: January 25, 2021


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.