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Thursday, February 20
 

9:00am

Intro to Teaching Mathematics to Mastery with Maths — No Problem!
In this talk, teachers will learn how high-performing nations like Singapore turned key pedagogical research and learning theories into a successful, world-class system of mathematics education. Discover how it promotes classroom engagement and attainment, as well as the essential mastery techniques that underpin effective lesson structure, classroom practice and student assessment. Leave with a new perspective on the role content, collaborative learning and individual practice plays in establishing deep conceptual understanding in all learners.

Speakers
AP

Andy Psarianos

Maths — No Problem! was created by Dr. Anne Hermanson and Andy Psarianos after their daughter fell behind in math. In researching the subject, they found the Singapore method of teaching math offered the most effective program available. As they spread the word to friends, it became... Read More →


Thursday February 20, 2020 9:00am - 10:15am
GWH 162

9:00am

Mathematics: All Are Welcome! All Belong!
Mathematics is a subject that everyone can truly enjoy, play with, and ultimately master! Come and find out how you can bring joy, love and true passion when working with numbers using awesome math openers, open ended questions, visualizations, and more!! You will easily be able to bring even more joy to your math class on Monday!

Speakers
avatar for David Martin

David Martin

Math Lead
Dave Martin has a Master of Mathematics, a Bachelor's degree in Education, and most importantly a Love for Learning. Throughout his career, he has challenged many traditional educational practices such as homework, tests, and even grading. Currently as a Division Math/Science Lead... Read More →


Thursday February 20, 2020 9:00am - 10:15am
2503

9:00am

La corde à linge à la rescousse des maths, 4e à 8e
L’usage d’objets de manipulation en mathématiques est recommandé afin de promouvoir la compréhension chez les élèves. Certains objets de manipulation ont des rôles bien définis. D’autres servent à plusieurs sauces. La corde à linge, pour sa part, est un visuel puissant pour le sens du nombre ainsi que pour les régularités et relations. Dans cet atelier, vous verrez comment l’utiliser pour promouvoir la compréhension des nombres naturels, des entiers relatifs, des nombres rationnels ainsi que pour résoudre des équations algébriques.

Speakers
avatar for Renée Michaud

Renée Michaud

Consultante en mathématiques/Math Consultant, RLM Consulting
Renée Michaud est consultante en mathématiques. Elle crée et offre des formations en français partout en Alberta et au-delà et ce, depuis plus d’une décennie. Son approche pratico-pratique en situation d’atelier et ses grandes connaissances en mathématiques font d’elle... Read More →



Thursday February 20, 2020 9:00am - 10:15am
2402

9:00am

Robots In My K-6 Classroom? Absolutely!
Jumpstart K-6 students’ collaborative storytelling...with robots! Today’s easy-to-code Ozobot, Bee-Bot, Cubetto and Sphero Mini can inspire even our youngest students to take charge of weaving a story. Whether coding with markers, buttons, jigsaw pieces, or actual drag-and-drop coding blocks on a Chromebook, your students can easily be inspired to meet ELA (as well as Social Studies and Math) outcomes through their creation of innovative and highly entertaining stories...with robots.In this session we’ll explore stories and strategies that help you help your students code robots to represent their learning through story-telling challenges. If you’re curious about how these popular character-like tools can ignite your students’ creativity, and would like some hands-on exploration before deciding to buy some for your school, come join us!

Presentation link: https://tinyurl.com/catca-robots

Speakers
avatar for Janet Bell

Janet Bell

Consultant, Learn All Ways Consulting
For many years, Janet has supported staff and students integrating edtech across the province and in Edmonton. Her grounded, down-in-the-heel approach can set you at ease as you scope out your next steps for inspiring student-centered learning in a technology-rich classroom with tools... Read More →


Thursday February 20, 2020 9:00am - 10:15am
2301

10:45am

Save Time and Boost Engagement - Lesson Planning for Your Math Class (Mathology.ca)
Are you constantly searching for engaging Mathematics lessons online? Do you find it time-consuming and a challenge to know if these lessons are right for your students or your curriculum?

Search no further!

Pearson Mathology.ca is a new, carefully curated, curriculum-focused online K-8 platform designed to save you planning time. Mathology.ca contains well over 100 engaging lessons aligned to your curriculum, and over 100 short professional learning videos designed specifically to support job-embedded PD. Join Math Consultant Gerry Varty as he walks you through Mathology.ca and leave this session with a free trial to try out in your classroom on Monday.

Speakers
avatar for Gerry Varty

Gerry Varty

For over 35 years, Gerry has been a classroom teacher, school and district leader, and tireless advocate for professional learning support. A leader in K-12 Mathematics education, Assessment, and Instructional Design initiatives, Gerry loves working with teachers to make success happen... Read More →


Thursday February 20, 2020 10:45am - 12:00pm
GWH 161

10:45am

Solving Word Problems with Maths — No Problem!
In this talk, teachers will discover the steps and strategies required to develop powerful problem-solving skills in students. Gain insight into why well-developed problem-solving skills are a mainstay of the Maths — No problem! approach, and how they foster resilience and confidence in all students. Learn go-to problem-solving strategies like bar modelling and number bonds as they relate to solving word problems, and how these tools help students develop exploratory, adaptive mindsets. Leave with practical classroom strategies that empower students to think flexibly and tackle tough word problems with confidence.

Speakers
AP

Andy Psarianos

Maths — No Problem! was created by Dr. Anne Hermanson and Andy Psarianos after their daughter fell behind in math. In researching the subject, they found the Singapore method of teaching math offered the most effective program available. As they spread the word to friends, it became... Read More →


Thursday February 20, 2020 10:45am - 12:00pm
GWH 162

10:45am

Démystifions l’estimation, 2e à 6e
L’estimation occupe une grande place dans la vie de tous les jours. Le canadien moyen n’a besoin d’une valeur exacte que dans 14% des fois qu’il travaille avec des nombres. Donc, dans 86% des cas, une estimation suffit. L’estimation occupe aussi une grande place dans notre programme d’étude. Dans cet atelier, je vous offre une façon étayée d’appuyer vos élèves à mieux estimer. Les approches proposées seront à la fois concrète et imagée dans le but d’augmenter la confiance des élèves en leur habileté.

Speakers
avatar for Renée Michaud

Renée Michaud

Consultante en mathématiques/Math Consultant, RLM Consulting
Renée Michaud est consultante en mathématiques. Elle crée et offre des formations en français partout en Alberta et au-delà et ce, depuis plus d’une décennie. Son approche pratico-pratique en situation d’atelier et ses grandes connaissances en mathématiques font d’elle... Read More →



Thursday February 20, 2020 10:45am - 12:00pm
2402

12:30pm

Brain Magic: Memory Skills
Learn how to use mnemonic devices and memory palaces to remember lists, numbers, names and even math facts. This session will help you to understand why we remember certain things more than others. You be able to focus a child's imagination, senses and life experience to remember abstract information. These strategies come from the strongest, fastest minds in the world, but can be learned by anyone.

Speakers
avatar for Darren Michalczuk

Darren Michalczuk

Darren Michalczuk has been a teacher for more than twenty five years and has taught everything from kindergarten to high school including music, IT and physical education. He has worked in many learning environments from a rural Alberta school to big city private school in Queensland... Read More →


Thursday February 20, 2020 12:30pm - 1:45pm
1328

12:30pm

Teaching Fractions with Maths — No Problem!
Gain an understanding of how students can develop both relational fluency and comprehension with fractions. Learn how to introduce fractions in the classroom using the Maths — No Problem! step-by-step progression. Discover core concepts and strategies that help children develop a clear understanding of equal parts and equivalence, and why grasping these concepts is integral for both teachers and students. Leave with a solid understanding of fraction naming and notation, and how teaching fractions in key phases gives students a strong foundation for tackling concepts related to fractions.

Speakers
AP

Andy Psarianos

Maths — No Problem! was created by Dr. Anne Hermanson and Andy Psarianos after their daughter fell behind in math. In researching the subject, they found the Singapore method of teaching math offered the most effective program available. As they spread the word to friends, it became... Read More →


Thursday February 20, 2020 12:30pm - 1:45pm
GWH 162

12:30pm

Parler comme un mathématicien, 5e à 9e
Cet atelier a pour but d'outiller les participants avec des stratégies et approches qui encouragent les élèves à communiquer en français en mathématiques. Les suggestions présentées permettront une communication autant à l’écrit qu’à l’oral, que ce soit individuellement, en petits groupes ou en grands groupes. Des variantes ou adaptations seront soulevées afin de promouvoir l’utilisation des mêmes approches dans d’autres sujets.

Speakers
avatar for Renée Michaud

Renée Michaud

Consultante en mathématiques/Math Consultant, RLM Consulting
Renée Michaud est consultante en mathématiques. Elle crée et offre des formations en français partout en Alberta et au-delà et ce, depuis plus d’une décennie. Son approche pratico-pratique en situation d’atelier et ses grandes connaissances en mathématiques font d’elle... Read More →



Thursday February 20, 2020 12:30pm - 1:45pm
2402

2:15pm

Brain Magic Math Facts
Participants will be walked through the process of teaching the times tables. Step one is learning the 'Magic Numbers', a set of mnemonic images that represent the numbers 1 through 10 with auditory, visual and kinaesthetic connections to make them easy to remember. Step Two is to learn the first set of stories that connect numbers in the brain ways we naturally remember. This eliminates the need to finger count or draw sets to solve, even for the larger questions. Step Three is walking a learner through a math fact from the two numbers to a simple story to the answer in the form of a memory palace and object. Teacher get to be a part of the learning experience without the need to take notes or listen to a lecture.

Speakers
avatar for Darren Michalczuk

Darren Michalczuk

Darren Michalczuk has been a teacher for more than twenty five years and has taught everything from kindergarten to high school including music, IT and physical education. He has worked in many learning environments from a rural Alberta school to big city private school in Queensland... Read More →


Thursday February 20, 2020 2:15pm - 3:30pm
1328

2:15pm

Linking the Learning - Elementary Domino Games
Tarynne has used Box Cars games in her classroom for over 15 years and has helped revise and co-write the primary Box Cars resource Shake Shuffle and Roll. She has been doing family math nights and full day workshops for both Box Cars and her home district in Leduc. She has also been involved with ERLC and Numeracy initiatives and has been in central office mentoring first year teachers for the past two years. She is presently teaching grade 5 in Leduc.

Speakers
avatar for Tarynne Cable

Tarynne Cable

Teacher, Box Cars and One Eyed Jacks Consultant, Black Gold Regional Division
Tarynne has used Box Cars games in her classroom for over 15 years and has helped revise and co-write the primary Box Cars resource Shake Shuffle and Roll.  She has been doing family math nights and full day workshops for both Box Cars and her home district in Leduc.  She has also... Read More →


Thursday February 20, 2020 2:15pm - 3:30pm
2602

2:15pm

Teaching Whole Numbers with Maths — No Problem!
For teachers who want to expand and solidify their understanding of math instruction, this talk goes deep into the techniques and theories behind the math mastery approach to whole number teaching. Examine the principles that support number sense, beginning with a review of core ideas and ending with an overview of all operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division) as they relate to whole numbers. Leave with proven practical teaching techniques you can immediately try out in your own classroom.

Speakers
AP

Andy Psarianos

Maths — No Problem! was created by Dr. Anne Hermanson and Andy Psarianos after their daughter fell behind in math. In researching the subject, they found the Singapore method of teaching math offered the most effective program available. As they spread the word to friends, it became... Read More →


Thursday February 20, 2020 2:15pm - 3:30pm
GWH 162
 
Friday, February 21
 

9:00am

CANCELLED-How to Build a Better Mousetrap!
How to Build a Better Mousetrap! - Using Ramps and Pathways to build a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Curriculum. This is a completely hands-on half-day session where participants will work with a kit of materials to engineering a fully functioning “mousetrap”. In this session, we use the theory of STEM curriculum to explore the value and tools of using ramps and pathways to help build a foundational experience in these sciences. A mousetrap kit will be provided for each table to use during the session.

Speakers
avatar for Launa Clark

Launa Clark

Owner, Motivention
For over 25 years, Launa has been an engagement specialist, educational consultant, an early child development educator, presenter and innovator. Her passion is working with adults who help find the creative potential with children and families. She has worked a majority of her career... Read More →


Friday February 21, 2020 9:00am - 12:00pm
2404

10:45am

Education for the Real World
EVERFI believes in educating the whole child and designs online resources in the areas of applied STEM & career exploration, social-emotional learning, health & wellness and financial literacy. The online resources are aligned to AB curriculum outcomes and are cost-free due to community partners like the NHL & United Way.

Speakers
LP

Leila Pullum

Based in Calgary, Leila currently works as the Sr. Implementation Manager for Alberta at EVERFI. Previously, Leila taught elementary school for four years in a traditional classroom in both urban and rural settings and three years online. She now manages all of the school implementation... Read More →


Friday February 21, 2020 10:45am - 12:00pm
2305

10:45am

Teaching Math and Science with Data Science and Computational Thinking
The ability to process information in an analytical way is becoming increasingly important, and educators are encouraged or expected to incorporate more coding and data analytics into their teaching. Callysto is a free online platform designed for students in Grades 5 to 12. It is capable of engaging data visualizations, big data processing, coding, and text formatting.Teachers will be introduced to the federally-funded Callysto platform, and will be able to explore Python-based modules developed for teaching outcomes in math, science, and other subjects. We will talk about how to incorporate these into your teaching, and help you create or edit modules for other outcomes if you are interested.

Speakers
avatar for David Hay

David Hay

Callysto Ambassador, Cybera
David Hay taught high school science and technology courses for ten years, was a consultant for seven years in the areas of technology and innovation, and most recently taught Grade 6. He is currently on a one-year leave working for Cybera on the Callysto project.


Friday February 21, 2020 10:45am - 12:00pm
2401

12:30pm

Data Science in Elementary School
The ability to process information in an analytical way is becoming increasingly important, and educators are encouraged or expected to incorporate more coding and data analytics into their teaching. Callysto is a free online platform designed for students in Grade 5 and up. It is capable of engaging data visualizations, big data processing, coding, and text formatting.Teachers will be introduced to the federally-funded Callysto platform, and will be able to explore Python-based modules developed for teaching outcomes in elementary science, math, and social studies. We will talk about how to incorporate these into your classroom, and help you create or edit modules for other outcomes if you are interested.

Speakers
avatar for David Hay

David Hay

Callysto Ambassador, Cybera
David Hay taught high school science and technology courses for ten years, was a consultant for seven years in the areas of technology and innovation, and most recently taught Grade 6. He is currently on a one-year leave working for Cybera on the Callysto project.


Friday February 21, 2020 12:30pm - 1:45pm
2401

2:15pm

Integrating Curriculum while Engaging Students with Voice and Choice!
This session will focus on the interesting connections you can make between course curriculum and brainstorm the possibilities of collaborating with other teachers to create powerful learning environments. I will present and show a couple sample projects I have created in the past and talk about how I integrate the curriculum to create a well rounded learning experience for all in a very purposeful manner. The interesting thing about this session is how the project is planned around outcomes from more than one course but uses student voice and choice to help engage the learner. I have seen observed interesting changes in my students implementing these projects over the years and I am looking forward to sharing my observations with others who are interested in this teaching style.

Speakers
avatar for Tia Vandermeer

Tia Vandermeer

Teacher, Wolf Creek School Division
My teaching philosophy is based heavily around delivering a classroom environment that reaches every single learner in a 21st-century teaching style. We work heavily together figuring out our learning styles. Once we find our strengths we continue to grow in these areas. Next, we... Read More →


Friday February 21, 2020 2:15pm - 3:30pm
2304