What happens when we use computational modelling as a tool to think-with and learn-with in elementary mathematics? Find out in our new MKN White Paper: Computational Modelling in Elementary Mathematics Education!
Want to know what we’ve been up to? Read the updates below to learn about network growth, resources, upcoming sharing, and our Communities of Practice in Year 2!
We have grown to include over 14 school districts, 15 universities, and 16 organizations!
MKN Website & TeachOntario
- KNAER Cross-Network Meeting (Nov 30): MKN will attend & learn/share with other KNAER networks.
- MKN CoP Lead Meeting (Jan 26): CoPs will meet to discuss Year 2 progress, share artifacts, and discuss next steps.
- Ontario Education Research Symposium (Feb/Mar TBD): potential joint-presentation with all KNAER networks, including the MKN.
- MKN Advisory Panel Meeting (Apr 17): Opportunity for MKN partners to come together to discuss network updates and future plans.
- OAME Math Conference (May 3-4): CoP members will present their work.
Find more details on our events page.
Communities of Practice
Our four CoPs completed their Year 1 activities and have created and shared various resources such as research minis, documentaries, lesson plans, literature reviews, and more.
CoP leads met on October 24, 2017 to share their work from Year 1, discuss future plans, and find cross-CoP connections. Attendees represented all 4 CoPs, the MKN Executive, TVO, KNAER, and the Ministry of Education. CoP leads will meet again in January 2018 to report on progress, share artifacts, and discuss next steps.
CoPs in Year 2 (Sept 2017 – Aug 2018)
Computational Thinking in Mathematics Education
- Wellington CDSB:
- Elementary: Leadership Projects.
- Secondary: Gr 10 Math + Comp. Sci. Cohorts.
- Andrews PS + Rainy River DSB collaboration.
- Western Education: Refined Math + CT integration.
- Brock/Niagara CDSB collaboration on CT in HS math.
- Offer mathematics based activities for hour of code.
Critical Transitions in Student Mathematical Development
- Early Years:
- GECDSB Professional Development Day September 2017.
- Scale-up Year 1 survey (~5000 educators).
- Balanced Numeracy website development.
- Gr 8-9 Transition workshops.
- HS Math Enrichment Modules (Math9-12) – workshops, field testing with 9 teachers, 270 students, as well as a student survey.
- Various OAME workshops. Stay tuned!
Indigenous Knowledge & Mathematics Education
- CoP meetings and sharing (e.g. FNMIEAO Educator Conference, IKME Conference in Fort Frances, OAME, OERS, etc.).
- Developing protocols for working with Indigenous communities, and developing a video resource.
- Visiting school boards for co-learning sessions.
See mathnetwork.ca/indigenousknowledge for more information.
- Ongoing meetings & events with CoP partners (e.g. Leadership Institute in North Bay with Cathy Fosnot, GECDSB Mathematics Symposium, and many other MLN, ML2N, and NWML2N events).
- Blogging, podcasts, and Twitter chats via @TheMathPod – a collaborative learning space for educators who want to learn more about mathematics.
- GECDSB: Mobilizing lead-learners to build depth and spread by developing the expertise of all educators.
See mathnetwork.ca/math-leadership for more information.
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Check out our Computational Thinking CoP’s NEW Repeating Patterns Lesson Study Documentaries with teachers and students from St. Andrews PS, TDSB!
- Lesson study on Repeating Patterns in Grades 1/2
- Lesson study on Repeating Patterns in Grades 2/3
- Repeating patterns Side-By-Side (lesson sequence on Repeating Patterns using 2 different pedagogical approaches, shown side-by-side)
See it all here!
For more resources and information about our Computational Thinking Community of Practice, check out their page.