We are excited to announce the sixth Professional Development session in a series from our Communities of Practice: Math Leadership, Critical Transitions, Indigenous Knowledge & Computational Modelling.
In this presentation on numeracy screeners for Kindergarten to grade 3, Heather Douglas will provide a brief review of early numeracy and the critical foundations for number learning. Using lessons learned from literacy, Heather will review what is involved in a numeracy screening program. Core considerations for selecting a screener and how to find a suitable screener will be part of the conversation.
The EMA@School is a research-based numeracy screener that has been tested with over 30 000 students. Douglas will describe this new assessment tool and, using the list of core considerations as a rubric, will assign it a grade. Spoiler alert – it’s good but needs some tweaking to earn an A+.
Facilitated, small group discussions will allow you to share your experiences and to learn from your peers. The session will close with a discussion of future plans and opportunities for you to get involved in research with the EMA@School.
Are you a faculty member at an Ontario university or an ECE instructor at an Ontario college interested in Kindergarten math? Join us for the Kindergarten Forum for Actionon August 17, 2017 at the University of Guelph Humber!
Our Critical Transitions Community of Practice, in collaboration with the Association of Early Childhood Educators of Ontario (AECEO), is bringing together faculty and instructors who play a key role in the professional education of Kindergarten teaching teams in Ontario.
Faculty and instructors are invited to engage in dialogue, share knowledge, deepen learning, refine practices and connect with colleagues about early math development. The goal of the day will be to prepare a report and a plan for action to improve the mathematics outcomes of Kindergarten children in Ontario.
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Find out more about our Critical Transitions in Student Mathematical Development community of practice here.