IK CoP Updates

Want to know what our Indigenous Knowledge and Mathematics Education (IK) Community of Practice has been up to? We are excited to share the following updates!

MEETINGS

The IK CoP met online with TVO to discuss how they can use TeachOntario to create an online environment that will showcase their work and create a collaborative virtual working environment.

OAME 2017

Many lead members of the CoP attended and presented at this year’s OAME conference, including Jodie Williams (top right), Colinda Clyne (bottom right), and Pamela Agawa (top left), pictured below.

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The IK CoP also held a face-to-face meeting with their members who attended the OAME conference to get to know each other and the work they are connected to, and discuss their upcoming meeting in June 2017.

PUBLICATIONS

To help inform their network of the work they are doing, the IK CoP submitted their work to be published in the FNMIEAO annual newsletter.

SURVEYS

Three surveys have been sent throughout the province to assess the landscape with respect to the work of the IK CoP. They are targeting School Board Math Consultants/Coordinators, Math educators K-12 in provincial system, and Math educators in First Nations Schools.

If applicable, please take a few minutes to complete the surveys here:

This data will be shared at their June meeting and will inform their work going forward. As well, it will create a baseline for comparison at the end of the 4-year CoP.

FNMIEAO EDUCATOR CONFERENCE

The lead organization in our IK CoP, the First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Education Association of Ontario (FNMIEAO), will be holding its Educator Conference on October 28 & 29, 2017 in London, Ontario. The theme of this year’s conference is Reconciliation through Education: Hearing the Truth.

Please consider coming and sharing your work! To do so, please respond to the call for presenters and/or request a vendor table by May 30th, 2017.

If you would like to attend, registration will open the first week of June.

 

For more information on the IK CoP, see their page and subscribe to our mailing list to receive regular updates.

MKN Video Overview

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Want a quick overview of the Math Knowledge Network? Check out this short video!

For more information on our Communities of Practice, outcomes, partners, and events, explore our website, follow us on Twitter @mknrcm, and join our mailing list for regular updates.

Special thanks to KNAER for putting this video together!

MKN-AP Meeting Feb 27&28

Our first MKN Advisory Panel Institute was a success! Our 12 university partners and 7 community partners met at the Fields Institute to discuss their knowledge mobilization/implementation plans.

MKN-AP Institute participants represented AECEO, AFEMO, Brock University, CSC Providence, FNMIEAO, GECDSB, KNAER, Lakehead University, Laurentian University, MOE, Nipissing University, OAME, OISE (University of Toronto), OMCA, OPC, Queen’s University, TDSB, Trent University, TVO, University of Windsor, Western University, Wilfrid Laurier University, and YRDSB.

Over the 2 days, our 4 Communities of Practice formed:

  1. Mathematics Leadership
  2. Critical Transition in Mathematics Education
  3. Indigenous Knowledge and Mathematics Education
  4. Computational Thinking in Mathematics Education

For a full breakdown of events over the two days, see the agenda.

Introducing the MKN!

Established in November 2016, The MKN is a KNAER Phase II project, funded by the Ontario Ministry of Education, and hosted by the Centre for Mathematics Education at the Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences.

The MKN brings together educators, researchers, and organizations across Ontario to mobilize evidence from research and professional practice in mathematics education, facilitate the use of evidence-based practices for mathematics instruction to support improved educational achievement, and contribute to the Ministry of Education’s Renewed Mathematics Strategy (RMS).

See the official announcement here!