Monday May 8 2017 – Elementary Panel – 9:00am-3:30pm – GTA
Thursday May 11 2017 – Secondary Panel – 9:00am-3:30pm – GTA
Our full day workshops on mathematics will be fantastic opportunities for math teachers in elementary and middle schools (May 8) and those in secondary schools (May 11) to enhance their approach to instructional design and strengthen student performance in math!
THE PROBLEM – Along with literacy, numeracy represents one of the core aspects of a solid education. For those interested in careers in technology, engineering, business and the sciences, numeracy has never been more important. Half of this year’s grade 6 students in Ontario failed to meet provincial standards in mathematics. This is daunting news for both the education sector, but also for the future of the province to remain resilient to a complex and competitive global economy.
THE SOLUTION – Math teachers must employ instructional and assessment tools and techniques that strike a balance between problem-solving
and investigation and fundamental skills such as basic addition, subtraction, division and multiplication. Math teachers must also be able to teach mathematical concepts in multiple ways so as to effectively engage with a diverse group of learners.
SCHEDULE FOR THE DAY:
*Dfferentiated instruction in the math (9:00am-10:30am)- Introduction to identifying students’ learning styles, and tailoring tools and techniques for greater success
*Numeracy through better assessment (10:30am-12:00pm) – Emphasis will be placed on demonstrating how assessments “as” and “for” learning allow teachers to foster mathematical literacy in their students.
*Effective Communication in math instruction (1:00pm-2:30pm) – Techniques for overcoming obstacles in the quest to make students think, talk and write about mathematical concepts are identified and practical, classroom-ready examples are collaboratively designed and discussed.
*Resources for math teachers (2:30pm-3:30pm) – An exploration of relevant and readily available print and electronic resources for easy classroom adaptation.
Ewa Kasinska, OCT Mathematics Educator & Consultant
With 26 years of independent school experience as a math teacher, department head and administrator, Ewa remains active in education consulting on curriculum & instructional design, e-learning for mathematics, as well as on the administrative aspects of independent school operation.
OFIS Members – $295
Non-Members – $395
*Use Discount Code – ‘MULTISTAFF’ to receive a 15% discount when registering two or more participants from the same school!