Kim P. Loucks

601 Sunset Lakes Boulevard SW
Sunset Beach North Carolina 28468-4903
315.729.6476
teachingandlearningconnected@gmail.com

 

Kim P. Loucks

Mr. Kim P. Loucks, after a 33-year career in public education, has spent over 20 years as a national, state, regional and local presenter/facilitator on a variety of topics.  His roles as a staff development specialist and middle-level mathematics teacher afforded Mr. Loucks the opportunities to gain an invaluable understanding of learning standards and assessments.  Kim’s work focuses on sharing strategies that allow teachers to prepare students to successfully meet those standards and see success on assessments.

Kim spent the first 23 years of his career as a middle-level mathematics teacher in Union Springs (New York). During that time, he was recognized as an exemplary Middle Level Educator and presented numerous times on a variety of topics at national, state, and regional conferences.  Mr. Loucks moved into administration and professional development at the Onondaga-Cortland-Madison Board of Cooperative Education Services (BOCES) in Syracuse New York.

He is the co-author of Serious Fun: Practical Strategies to Motivate and Engage Students. Currently in press with a November 2013 publication date, to be published by Routledge (www.routledge.com), Serious Fun includes content-specific examples, sample lesson plans and practical strategies that are adaptable to any content and grade level. Readers will discover how to make lessons more fun and meaningful, thereby increasing students’ retention of new knowledge. The book is filled with dozens of engaging instructional strategies that can be implemented immediately into any classroom to improve student motivation, foster collaboration, and boost achievement.

Kim also co-authored Study Strategies for Student Success©. S4, as it is affectionately referred, is a program that is firmly grounded in research, allowing educators to use a variety of strategies that help students reach higher standards.  The interdisciplinary approach improves students’ study habits and allows educators to plan for enhancement of student achievement in more consistent and effective ways. Students become better goal setters, homeworkers, test takers, listeners, organizers, and a host of other “…ers” all within the context of their subject areas

You’ll also find that engaging Mr. Loucks in conversation about the role of having serious fun in the classroom will generate much passion.  It is an area of focus, he believes, in which schools should funnel more time and effort.  The payoffs are huge; including improved student achievement. Just as the name of TLC suggests, participants will be actively engaged in the learning process and be exposed to the most current research on effective teaching and learning.

Kim has a very strong pedagogical belief that the true keys to success in our schools lie not so much in covering curriculum as it does in engaging young people in learning filled with the strategies and skills that allow them to uncover a wealth of knowledge, learning and power.


CONSULTANT 1991 – PRESENT

National Trainer for the Study Strategies for Student Success©
National Trainer for True Colors®
National Trainer for Thinking Maps®

Responsible for creating, developing and delivering trainings on a variety of educational topics

  • Mathematics (ex: Best Practices for Success, Mathematics in Literature, Multiple Intelligences in Mathematics, Reading and ‘Riting in ‘Rithmetic, Mathivators, Math Games, Literacy in Math, Mathematics for Students with Disabilities, Differentiated Instruction in Mathematics
  • Use of effective instructional strategies (ex. Instructional Theory Into Practice (incorporating the Essential Elements of Instruction), Serious Fun in the Classroom,
  • Questioning Our Questions
  • Assessment (ex. Assessing Student Learning, Successful Strategies for Test Taking and Making)
  • Importance of data use to focus school improvement efforts (ex. Day-to-Day with Data Day)
  • Role of professional relationships in education (ex. Peer Coaching, Mentoring)
  • Designed and delivered leadership training (Mathematics Leadership Academy)
  • Presented at the National Staff Development Council Annual National Conference December 2002, December 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008
  • Presented at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Annual National Conference April 2003
  • Presented at the International Alliance for Invitational Education Annual World Conference October 2009
  • Presented at the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development Annual National Conference March 2010

STAFF DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST  2000-2010

Onondaga-Cortland-Madison Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES), Syracuse, New York

  • Responsible for designing and delivering a wide variety of educational topics to a variety of school district employee
  • Deliver curriculum and assessment updates and information from the New York State Education Department.
  • Design and deliver customized training for regional scoring of state assessments.

MATHEMATICS TEACHER 1977 – 1999

Union Springs Central School, Union Springs, New York

Responsible for initiating and fostering middle level practices into school district. Performed duties of a team leader. Coordinated the building’s Instructional Staff Development schedule. Sponsored student teachers and interns.

REGION 2 DIRECTOR: NEW YORK STATE MIDDLE SCHOOL ASSOCIATION 2003 – 2006

SECRETARY/EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE: CENTRAL NEW YORK ASCD 2007 – 2009

  • Brian McNulty, School Leadership that Works, July 2007, July 2008
  • Michael Grinder, Non-verbal Communication, March 2004, October 2004, October 2005
  • Eric Jensen, Educational Marketing, October 2003
  • Rick Wormeli, October 2003
  • Monte Selby, October 2003
  • Robert Garmston, Adaptive Schools, February and June 2003
  • Rachel Billmeyer, Reading in the Content Area, March 2002, October 2005, April 2008
  • Robert Marzano, Classroom Instruction That Works, November 2001
  • Data Institute, May 2001, 2002
  • Cognitive Coaching, October/November 2001, June 2005
  • Bruce Wellman, January 2000, April 2007, December 2007 and April 2008
  • Art Costa, Habits of Mind, November 2007 and April 2008
CO-AUTHOR OF THE BOOK, SERIOUS FUN: PRACTICAL STRATEGIES TO MOTIVATE AND ENGAGE STUDENTS

CO-AUTHOR OF ASCD PUBLICATION, “FROM RELUCTANCE TO REJUVENATION: GETTING AT THE CORE”, MARCH 2008

CO-CREATOR AND CO-AUTHOR OF STUDY STRATEGIES FOR STUDENT SUCCESS ©, 2004

CO-AUTHOR OF SYRACUSE NEWSPAPERS’ NEWSPAPERS IN EDUCATION BOOKLET: INTERMEDIATE MATHEMATICS, 2001

AUTHOR OF NEW YORK STATE MIDDLE SCHOOL ASSOCIATION PUBLICATION (PAMPHLET SERIES); THE KEYS TO SUCCESS WITH MATHEMATICS: THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN, SEPTEMBER 2000

CO-AUTHOR OF NEW YORK STATE MIDDLE SCHOOL ASSOCIATION PUBLICATION (PAMPHLET SERIES); SETTING THE STAGE FOR SUCCESS WITH STUDY SKILLS, SEPTEMBER 1996

NEW YORK STATE MIDDLE SCHOOL ASSOCIATION TEACHER AWARD 1997
 
MASTERS OF SCIENCE IN EDUCATION

2002 State University of New York at Oswego

CERTIFICATE OF ADVANCED STUDY—EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATION

2002 State University of New York at Oswego

30 HOURS—READING

1982 State University of New York at Cortland

BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE—MATHEMATICS

1977 State University of New York at Potsdam

 
SDA CERTIFICATION IN NEW YORK STATE—2002NEW YORK STATE PERMANENT— 7 TO 12 EDUCATION, MATHEMATICS