Professional Development Series from the MKN Communities of Practice!

 
We are excited to announce the Professional Development series from our Communities of Practice: Math Leadership, Critical Transitions, Indigenous Knowledge & Computational Modelling.

 

See below for PD Session Facilitation Guides and recordings!

Facilitation Guides - English & French
February 3, 2022 – Critical Transitions in Early Math     English        French

Members of the Critical Transitions in Early Math Group will share and provide access to resources for educators that support K-Grade 3 mathematics. Presenters will include Melanie Martin and Dr. Lynda Colgan (The Roots of Coding); Dr. Sandy Youmans (Early Math at Home and Early Math at School); Dr. Heather Douglas (Early Math Assessment Screening Tool); Hannah Wickstrom (Structured Play); and Angeline Hunter (Greater Essex County District Classroom Support Documents).

February 15, 2022 – Math Leadership & JUMP Math     English      French

Mathematics Leadership has partnered with Dr. John Mighton from JUMP Math to talk about evidence-based principles of instruction, and share the results of research and implementation of JUMP Math.

February 28, 2022 – Computational Modelling & Ontario Tech University’s STEAM-3D Maker Lab    English        (French – coming soon!)

Members of the Computational Modelling CoP will present on Math+Making activities and Computational Participation (Kafai, 2016) activities. Moreover, you will have an opportunity to explore a new virtual tool, CoSpaces Edu, and a lesson plan which provides an idea of how to use patterns while creating a virtual garden in CoSpaces Edu.

March 31, 2022 – Computational Modelling presented by George Gadanidis (Western University)    English        (French – coming soon!)

George Gadanidis (Western University) of the Computational Modelling CoP will present on Math+Coding Grades 6 to 10 in a collaborative learning setting. This session will introduce a research-based resource offering: low floor & high ceiling tasks, coding starting points to bring math to life dynamically, conceptual surprises & insights, and a revitalized classroom culture. Participants will receive a free PDF copy of the resource, Math + Coding Teams, Gr. 6-10.

Recordings of the PD Sessions to go along with the Facilitation Guides! Click the links below to watch:

Recordings
February 3, 2022 – Critical Transitions in Early Math     English 1 & English 2
February 15, 2022 – Math Leadership & JUMP Math     English
February 28, 2022 – Computational Modelling & Ontario Tech U’s STEAM-3D Maker Lab    English
March 31, 2022 – Computational Modelling & George Gadanidis (Western University)    English