Mathematics Leadership & JUMP Math PD Session – February 15!

Mathematics Leadership CoP (MKN) and JUMP Math invite you to a Professional Learning Network Webinar on February 15, 2022, 3:30-5pm (organized through Zoom).

From research to practice: Supporting learners and teachers of mathematics.

Click here to register!

Presenter: Dr. John Mighton (JUMP Math)

Summary: Dr. Mighton will talk about evidence-based principles of instruction and share the results of research and implementation of JUMP Math. Topics suitable for all grades will include:

  • How to teach Novice vs. Expert Learners? Using “structured inquiry” to engage all students.
  • How to support teachers who experience anxiety and lack confidence for teaching mathematics?

John will walk us through some Grade 3-6 math problems and the digital supports and other resources for teachers, students, parents, and tutors (e.g., online Financial Literacy lessons; free essential lessons for K-8 to mitigate learning loss; core classroom program for K-8; Math Minds—free online course from the Werklund School of Education at the University of Calgary, and more).

Bio: Dr. Mighton is a playwright turned mathematician and author who founded JUMP Math as a charity in 2001. His work in fostering numeracy and in building children’s self-confidence through success in math has been widely recognized. He has been named a Schwab Foundation Social Entrepreneur of the Year, an Ernst & Young Social Entrepreneur of the Year for Canada, an Ashoka Fellow, an Officer of the Order of Canada, and has received five honorary doctorates. John is also the recipient of the 10th Annual Egerton Ryerson Award for Dedication to Public Education. He has delivered keynotes at many conferences on education and cognitive science (Including the Aspen Brain Forum) and published articles on JUMP Math in Scientific American Mind and The Notices of the American Mathematical Society.

John had to overcome his own “massive math anxiety” before making the decision to earn a Ph.D. in Mathematics at the University of Toronto. He was later awarded an NSERC Fellowship for postdoctoral research in knot and graph theory. He is a Fellow of the Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences and has taught mathematics and education courses at the University of Toronto. He has also lectured in philosophy at McMaster University, where he received a master’s degree in philosophy. 

His plays have been performed around the world and he is the recipient of several national awards for theatre, including two Governor General’s Awards. 

View the flyer here!

MKN Quarterly Volume 2, Issue 2

Math Knowledge Network QUARTERLY Volume 2, Issue 2

Welcome to Volume 2 Issue 2 of the Math Knowledge Network Quarterly!

See links to all content below.

We are excited to share some of the recent work of our Communities of Practice: Math Leadership, Critical Transitions, Indigenous Knowledge & Computational Modelling.

Donna Kotsopoulos & Dragana Martinovic (MKN co-Directors)

PS – To stay up-to-date on upcoming events, activities, and resources, please visit the MKN website, join our mailing list (see subscription form bottom-right), and follow us on Twitter @mknrcm.

———————————-

In this issue

Indigenous Knowledge Update: Into the Everlasting Skies Community Event

 

Canadian Early Mathematics Education (CEME) Conference

Coding Update: Wellington CDSB

Mathematics Leadership: GECDSB Virtual School, Algoma Connect Program & Upcoming Events

Indigenous Knowledge Update: Elders Gathering and Knowledge Sharing

Math + Making Professional Learning Project with Rainy River District School Board (RRDSB)

Critical Transitions: Secondary-University Update

MKN & Fields Institute: Ask a Mathematician Program

Coding in the Ontario Mathematics Curriculum, 1-8: Might it be transformational?

Critical Transitions: Interdisciplinary Lesson Plans

MKN Quarterly Volume 2, Issue 1: Covid-19 Resources Report

Math Knowledge Network QUARTERLY 2 (1)

Dear MKN Partners and Members,

Welcome to Volume 2 Issue 1 of the Math Knowledge Network Quarterly!

We are starting our fifth year with some leadership changes. Dona Kotsopoulos, a soon to be Dean of Western Faculty of Education is continuing as a Co-Director, joined by Dragana Martinovic, Professor from University of Windsor, who is replacing George Gadanidis, while he is on sabbatical. This year was challenging for all educators, school leaders, parents and students, making it even more important that we celebrate resilience and successes in our communities. In this Newsletter, you can read about activities of our four communities of practice in the previous quarter. Wishing you all health and happiness as we are closing on 2020!

Donna & Dragana (MKN co-Directors), & Arielle (MKN Coordinator)

PS – To stay up-to-date on upcoming events, activities, and resources, please visit the MKN website, join our mailing list (see subscription form bottom-right), and follow us on Twitter @mknrcm.

———————————-

In this issue

Critical Transitions: Resources Report

Computational Modelling: Resources Report

Indigenous Knowledge: Resources Report

Mathematics Leadership: Resources Report

MKN Quarterly Volume 1, Issue 3

Math Knowledge Network QUARTERLY 1(3)

Welcome to Volume 1 Issue 3 of the Math Knowledge Network Quarterly!

The first 3 years of the Math Knowledge Network: Impact Report!

We are excited to share the  first 3 years of impact from Communities of Practice: Critical Transitions, Computational Modelling, Indigenous Knowledge & Math Leadership.

Thank you to our 36 partner organizations for their support!

George Gadanidis & Donna Kotsopoulos (MKN co-Directors)

PS – To stay up-to-date on upcoming events, activities, and resources, please visit the MKN website, join our mailing list (see subscription form bottom-right), and follow us on Twitter @mknrcm.

———————————-

In this issue

Critical Transitions: 2016 to 2019

Computational Modelling: 2016 to 2019

Indigenous Knowledge: 2016 to 2019

Math Leadership: 2016 to 2019

 

Math Knowledge Network QUARTERLY Issue 1

Math Knowledge Network QUARTERLY 1(1)

Welcome to the inaugural issue of the Math Knowledge Network Quarterly!

We are excited to share some of the recent work of our Communities of Practice: Math Leadership, Critical Transitions, Indigenous Knowledge & Computational Modelling.

A big thank you to Arielle Figov (MKN Coordinator) for her support in getting submissions and publishing our first issue.

George Gadanidis & Donna Kotsopoulos (MKN co-Directors)

PS – To stay up-to-date on upcoming events, activities, and resources, please visit the MKN website, join our mailing list (see subscription form bottom-right), and follow us on Twitter @mknrcm.

———————————-

In this issue

Indigenous Knowledge: The Youth Gathering & NASA Workshop

Andy diSessa Webinars (on Computational Literacy & on AI)

Math Leadership Update: Math Minds: Transforming Mathematics Education

Fireflies & Circuits at St Andrews PS, TDSB

Ann Kajander: Math Ed Forum Spotlight: Re-visioning Relationships, Resilience, and Resources

Critical Transitions in Mathematics: Early Years Project & Events

Jeff Cummings: Three computational modelling initiatives at Wellington CDSB

Steven Floyd: The History of the Computer Science Curriculum in Ontario

Upcoming Events

  • Two Webinars by Andy diSessa (Berkeley) on Computational Literacy and on AI in Education – mid May
  • Early Years Critical Transition Team hosts a Professional Development Conference for primary teachers at Queen’s University – mid August
  • Computational Modelling at Wellington CDSB
    1. Math and Coding Workshops at St. Patrick’s Catholic School (February-May)
    2. Math and Coding Webinars for K-10 Wellington CDSB teachers (April-May)
    3. Math and Computer Science Integrated Program (on-going)