#NotABookStudy Exit Survey

The Northeastern Ontario Mathematics Leadership Network (MLN), one of the partners in our Mathematics Leadership CoP, recently concluded #NotABookStudy, a 9-week open learning opportunity guided by Dr. Cathy Fosnot to explore key math ideas and resources.

Educators listened to the live or recorded radio show with Dr. Cathy Fosnot, communicated over Twitter and Facebook, contributed to blogs, read the book: Young Mathematicians at Work: Constructing Multiplication and Division, read the newsletter, and much more.

If you participated in this open learning opportunity, please help the MLN and other Math Leadership CoP member organizations continue creating open, accessible learning opportunities by completing their Exit Survey by June 26, 2017.

Those inspired by their #NotABookStudy experience are invited to share their next educator moves through the digital storytelling tool FLIPGRID.

Whether or not you participated, you can check out their website to see all podcasts with Dr. Cathy Fosnot, and all other resources created during #NotABookStudy.

To learn how the MLN is connected to the work of the MKN, see our Mathematics Leadership CoP page.

MKN June 2017 Updates

Want a quick update on the MKN so far? See below! This information is also available in a 2-page summary.

Network Growth

The MKN has grown to include over 12 school districts, 13 universities, and 16 community organizations.

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Sharing

  • OAME May 11-13: Many MKN CoP members presented and an MKN flyer was distributed at the OAME resource table.
  • Canadian Knowledge Mobilization Forum May 18: KNAER represented the MKN for the panel discussion with OME, KNAER, and KNSWB, and an MKN flyer was distributed at the KNAER resource table.
  • Canadian Society for the Study of Education (CSSE) May 29: Panel discussion with OME, KNAER, and KNSWB.
MKN Website & TeachOntario

  • You can find us at our NEW URL: mathnetwork.ca
  • Our main page is now a blog page with weekly updates on CoPs and more. Stay informed of these updates by signing up for our mailing list.
  • Coming soon: sharing/engaging with Ontario teachers (and beyond!) through online discussion groups at TeachOntario.ca
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Communities of Practice Activities

At the first MKN Advisory Panel meeting on February 27 & 28, 2017, CoPs met and started planning for Year 1 (Nov 2016 – Aug 2017). To date, all MOUs, implementation plans, and budget plans have been approved for Year 1. CoP activities are now underway!

Computational Thinking in Mathematics Education

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  • 13-15 October 2017: Computational Thinking in Mathematics Education Symposium. Register here.
  • Wellington CDSB is developing a Math + Computer Science Cohort in Grade 10.
  • Updated math + coding documentary on symmetry as a transformation: Grades 2/3.
  • New repeating patterns + coding lesson study documentary coming soon!

See their page for more information.

Critical Transitions

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  • Online survey for kindergarten and Grade 1 teachers as well as ECEs.
  • 17 August 2017: Kindergarten Forum for Action. Registration for faculty members here.
  • 8 September 2017: Early Years Professional Learning Day. Stay tuned for more details.

See their page for more information.

Indigenous Knowledge and Mathematics Education

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  • Surveys targeting School Board Math Consultants/Coordinators, Math educators K-12 in provincial system, and Math educators in First Nations Schools.
  • 27-29 June 2017: CoP planning meeting at Trent University.
  • 28-29 October 2017: FNMIEAO Educator Conference. Details here.

See their page for more information.

Mathematics Leadership

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  • Ongoing meetings with CoP partners.
  • Collecting data related to educators’ needs.
  • Mathematics Leadership Network’s (MLN) “Not a Book Study” complete.
  • Partners are participating in Canada150 with math challenges.

See their page for more information.

Math Leadership CoP Updates

The Mathematics Leadership Community of Practice (ML CoP) has been busy! We are happy to share the following updates about meetings, conferences, events, and more.

OAME CONFERENCE

ML CoP members attended the OAME conference in Kingston May 11-13 and many presented.

David Petro (WECDSB; SWOAME; starting from Sept 2017, President Elect of OAME) did three presentations, namely: Meaningful Use of Technology (with Crystal Gascho, a teacher from AMDSB), Is that your Pokemon Go! in my Data?, and Letting Students Think in Grade 9 Math (with Gisele Jobin, a teacher from WECDSB). Here are the first slides and one image from the Letting Students Think in Grade 9 Math presentation.

CANADA150

See how two school boards in Windsor celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday through mathematics! [Received from David Petro and Kyle Pearce (SWOAME members)].

The WECDSB was recently in the last days of their Canada150 activity. In May students were asked to submit math questions that are related to Canada and have the answer 150.

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The GECDSB is also celebrating Canada’s birthday through mathematics:

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Check out their first task here. You can join in by following them on Twitter @Canada150Math and using the hashtag #Canada150Math.

MEETINGS

Click below to learn about recent ML CoP partner meetings.

Greater Essex County DSB
On April 25 and 26, the GECDSB had a two-day meeting with almost 250 members of the math leadership school teams. The Board collected data related to educators’ needs and confidence as math leads, and some very relevant information is emerging. Presently, the GECDSB facilitators are visiting schools and meeting with leadership teams.
Mathematics Leadership Network
The Northeastern Ontario Mathematics Leadership Network (MLN) has started a Phase two with a three-day face-to-face meeting in Sudbury. After that meeting the MLN launched “Not A Book Study” using different online technologies to facilitate collaborative learning with Cathy Fosnot (based on her book, Young Mathematicians at Work: Constructing Multiplication and Division). All educators in the Province were invited to participate and they currently have more than 500 people participating!

The MLN team is now getting ready for a three-day conference in June.

Mathematics Learning Leadership Network
The Mathematics Learning Leadership Network (ML2N) completed their first two-day meeting in Gormley. The meeting was intense, addressing the aspects of mathematics learning for leaders.

Here are a few photos from the ML2N launch in May. Among else, the educators worked on solving and sharing solutions to the “Daily Skyscrapers” and “Wading Pool” tasks.

Daily Skyscrapers:

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What are the numbers around the edges? Imagine standing around the edge, these numbers tell you how many skyscrapers you can see. You might be able to see any number from 1 up to the size of the grid.

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Wading Pool:

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Northwest Math Leadership and Learning Network
The Northwest Math Leadership and Learning Network (NWML2N) had a meeting in Thunder Bay on the second week of May and is presently developing their web site.
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On May 15, all three network (MLN, ML2N, and NWML2N) leads met to discuss the results of the efficacy surveys.
Hamilton-Wentworth DSB
The HWDSB collaborative inquiry team had their first whole day meeting, and began collecting data. On May 15, the HWDSB collaborative inquiry team had their second whole day meeting, and have developed plans for the next school year.
South Western Ontario Association for Mathematics Education
The SWOAME held a meeting and started working on some resources for the ML CoP.
TVO's TeachOntario
On May 18th, the ML CoP members had an Adobe Connect meeting with the TVO team. They discussed what TVO can do for the ML CoP in terms of utilizing collaborative work space at TeachOntario, creating a documentary from their work, and creating online resources for sharing through TeachOntario. They created a video of their conversations and created a collaborative space for the Mathematics Leadership CoP on TeachOntario.

For more information, please visit the Mathematics Leadership CoP page, follow us on Twiter @mknrcm, and sign up for our mailing list (top right side of page) to receive regular updates on our CoPs and more!

 

 

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!