Upcoming Conferences & Workshops

Illinois Transitional Math Summit with Kathleen Almay
June 1st, 2021 - August 31st, 2021 | Asynchronous Online





Illinois Transitional Math Summit

with Kathleen Almy



June 1, 2021 – August 31, 2021
Live Zoom office hours:
Wednesday, June 30 (12:00-1:00);
Wednesday, July 28, 2021 (12:00-1:00)
5 Hours of Professional Development Credit


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)


Be prepared for the Postsecondary and Workforce Readiness Act due by the 2022 School Year

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. 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 Module 2 Module 3 Module 4 Module 5

IL Transitional

Math Overview



(Learn What is Required)


(How to Develop Course Content)



• Need for transitional math
• Requirements of high schools
• Key components of transitional math
• 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
• Portability
• Document requirements
• Timelines for meeting compliance
• Working in a partnership
• Transitional math pathways
• Competencies and key performance indicators
• Competency spreadsheet for portability
• Materials and resources
• Philosophy of transitional math
• Instructional requirements
• Grading
• Syllabus for portability


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.


Who Should Attend
Any IL high school administrator, counselor, or high school math teacher


Workshop Cost

$150 for ILASCD Member 

Nonmember $199

For group rates, please refer to the registration form by clicking on the register button below


How to Register

  • Online: Use your Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express card at http://www.illinoisascd.org
  • Call: 800-877-1478 or 309-438-2160, Mon. - 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.