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!
Math9-12 is a research-based study designed to bring new life to the high school mathematics curriculum! This study is lead by Dr. Peter Taylor (Queen’s University, Department of Mathematics and Statistics), is funded by the Fields Institute and SSHRC, and is part of our Critical Transitions Community of Practice.
Each project has three interacting phases:
- Curriculum development: work with students and teachers informally or in the classroom.
- Development of teacher resources and student workbooks.
- Classroom research: document the teaching activity and the student experience.
At the end of August 2017, workshops were held in Kingston, Ottawa, and Toronto to introduce the project to teachers. Teachers were (and are) highly encouraged to try the Math9-12 problems in their classrooms and provide feedback on their experiences.
You can find these great Math9-12 resources on their project website. Give them a try and let the Math9-12 team know about your experience!
Our Mathematics Leadership CoP member organizations (pictured below) have been busy collecting data and monitoring their professional development activities.
To learn about their research findings so far, check out this Research Report on Mathematics Educator Leadership in Ontario by Dragana Martinovic, co-Lead of our Mathematics Leadership CoP.
This report will be revised annually to address their recent activities and new data, and relate those to the findings of others. This living document will detail their work and inform further research-practice-policy conversations about mathematics educator leadership in Ontario.
See more from our Mathematics Leadership CoP here.
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
Take a look at the two guides used by the GECDSB facilitators to lead the professional learning in their board!
The Moderating Mathematics Guide is a protocol for professional development in mathematics especially developed for the whole school inquiry or for work with teams of educators from across all grades. The goal of the Facilitator (e.g., Coach, Math Lead) is to support the school’s professional learning community until the group is confident enough to lead their own learning. Building educator efficacy and leadership is a central goal of this process and is what contributes to its sustainability over time.
The Professional Learning Facilitators’ Guide was used by the GECDSB Principals to support sessions on Number Sense, organized in their schools.
See more great resources from the Math Leadership Community of Practice on their page!
Content for this post was provided by Dragana Martinovic, Math Leadership CoP co-Lead.