As part of the RMS Virtual Learning Series, four sessions focused on Supporting Indigenous Learners, in Mathematics will be offered from 1-3 p.m. on October 5, November 9, December 7, 2017 & January 11, 2018.
Ruth Beatty (Lakehead University) and Danielle Blair (on assignment with Ministry of Education) created and are facilitating these sessions which are based on their six years of research and, more specifically, the last five with Pikwakanagan First Nation, The Algonquin Way Cultural Centre, Omamiwinini Pimadjwowin, and Eganville and District Public School. Ruth and Danielle are both Indigenous Knowledge CoP members, and are happy to share their work via link to these sessions on the RMS Learning Exchange, which those interested can register for.
You can register for these sessions here. Details on the Supporting Indigenous Learners, in Mathematics sessions can be found in this PDF.
Be sure to also check out the variety of other sessions taking place during the Fall RMS Virtual Learning Series! You can find all session descriptions, resources, and recordings here
Several opportunities for learning and sharing are coming up this month! Learn more about these opportunities and how you can get involved below.
Computational Thinking in Mathematics Education Symposium, October 13-15
The symposium is hosted by UOIT, sponsored by the Fields Institute and SSHRC, and is supported by the MKN. The registration deadline is Sunday, October 8th.
Learn more about this great opportunity and save your spot here
The Math Pod, October 11, 18, 25, & November 1
The Math Pod is an OPEN learning opportunity organized in collaboration between three regions in the Province of Ontario:
- Barrie Region: Math Leadership and Learning Network (ML2N)
- Northeastern Ontario Region: Mathematics Leadership Network (MLN)
- Northwestern Ontario Region: Math Leadership and Learning Network (ML2N)
The Math Pod is a collaborative learning space for educators who want to learn more about mathematics. They will be engaging with researchers through podcasts, blogging and Twitter chats.
Join them for their Fall series of podcasts on October 11, 18, 25, and November 1 at 8 p.m. with Cathy Fosnot and Stephen Hurley. Learn more at themathpod.ca and follow them on twitter @TheMathPod for regular updates!
NOMA Mini Conference with Cathy Fosnot: The Development of Numeracy, K-8, October 21
The Northern Ontario Mathematics Association (NOMA) will be hosting a full day of learning with Cathy Fosnot in North Bay on Saturday, October 21. All educators are welcome to register for this incredible opportunity. Seats are limited! See their event flyer
for more details.
FNMIEAO Educator Conference, October 28-29
FNMIEAO’s conference will be held in London, Ontario, and will include several workshops specific to the work of the Indigenous Knowledge & Mathematics Education CoP. Presenters include IK CoP members such as Pamala Agawa, Ruth Beatty, and Danielle Blair. Click the flyer on the left for more details!
Registration and all other conference details can be found on their guidebook.
OAME 2018 Session Proposals: Due November 1st
The OAME 2018 conference will take place on May 3-4, 2018. Be sure to submit your session proposal here before November 1, 2017!
Don’t miss out on the FNMIEAO Educators’ Conference on October 28-29 2017 in London, ON!
FNMIEAO’s conference will include several workshops specific to the work of the Indigenous Knowledge & Mathematics Education CoP. Presenters include IK CoP members such as Pamala Agawa, Ruth Beatty, and Danielle Blair. Check out their flyer below!
See the information below regarding registration and other conference details:
- Register through eventbrite.
- Don’t miss out on early bird rates for hotels (ending September 18).
- School board GROUP registration form.
- All conference details will be continuously updated here on their guidebook.
- For more information, please visit the FNMIEAO website.
- If you have any questions, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
See the report on the Canada 150 Math Challenge prepared by our Mathematics Leadership community of practice!
This mathematics activity was initiated by the staff of Dr. David Suzuki PS in Windsor, as part of their whole-school mathematics leadership project. Check out the challenge tasks for Canada 150 of which most were developed by Kyle Pearce and Heidi Horn-Olivito from GECDSB, and enriched by many contributions across Canada.
Interesting findings emerged from the school data; students were interested and engaged in the activities with real-life data related to Canada’s anniversary. While this project enhanced Dr. David Suzuki PS students’ productive disposition towards mathematics, it may have also contributed to changing public attitudes towards mathematics, as it involved students, educators, parents, and communities across Canada.
Learn more about our Mathematics Leadership CoP here.
Content for this post was provided by Dragana Martinovic, co-Lead of the Mathematics Leadership CoP.
From July 12-14, members of the Mathematics Leadership & Learning Network (ML2N) gathered at the Hockley Valley Resort for three days of learning, sharing, and networking. Check out this report for a summary of the activities!
For full details and resources from the three-day meeting, please visit the ML2N website.
The ML2N is one of the partners in our Mathematics Leadership CoP. To learn more about this CoP, see their main page.
The summary report was provided by Dragana Martinovic, Mathematics Leadership CoP co-Lead.