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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

10:45am

From “Sage on the Stage” to “Guide on the Side”
One of the central goals of education in Alberta is to personalise education for each student. In this workshop I will present how I taught students in my physics, chemistry, science and mathematics classes through a method that I call Structured Independent Learning. The intention of this workshop is to describe how I provided an environment in which students could find their own path through the learning of the course material. In this environment students learned time management and self-responsibility skills, independent and inter-dependent learning skills, and they learned the course material in greater depth. The workshop closes with a discussion of how teachers can shift from being a Sage on the Stage to being a Guide on the Side in their own practice.

Speakers
RL

Ron Licht

Dr. Ron Licht was a senior high school science and mathematics teacher with the Calgary Board of Education for 25 years before retiring in 2016. During the majority of that time he taught physics, chemistry, science and mathematics classes through a method that he calls Structured... Read More →


Thursday February 20, 2020 10:45am - 1:45pm
2404

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

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

Big Beautiful Math Problems
We will work together to solve math problems; this method can be applied from middle school to high school. This session will be hands on and interactive. We will work together as learners to solve low-floor, high- ceiling problems. We will communicate, collaborate, reason, and persevere. We will work together as teachers to discuss a problem-solving classroom, culture, and framework. We will talk about obstacles to learning, thinking, and problem solving in math class and how to overcome them. This session will be based on work done by Grande Prairie teachers with support from the ATA Educational Trust. Teachers will leave with a resource full of big beautiful problems to explore with their colleagues and students.

Speakers
MW

Michelle Wotherspoon

High school math and science teacher at Lacombe Composite High School.



Friday February 21, 2020 9:00am - 10:15am
2505

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

More than Paint by Numbers: What does it mean to develop Mathematical Competence?
Math should always be both Challenging and Doable, but for too many kids, it is one or the other.

Our task as teachers is to build upon a base of Numeracy to introduce, explore, develop and refine new ideas in context... to help the learner make sense of the relationships between magnitude and multitude.

We have an intentional role in helping kids assemble all the moving parts into a fabric of Mathematical Understanding that lets them move from ‘Counting to Calculating’ and from ‘Representing to Reasoning’. 

Success in Math Class needs to be "Hard Fun".  How do we achieve that goal?

Reflective Experiences - By helping to expand the learners’ explicit understandings into implicit ideas, we help them to engage with a large variety of situations using a (relatively) small number of tools.

Hard Fun - By balancing the degree of challenge (in the math) with the knowledge and skills the student brings to the task, we help keep math interesting and full of wonder.

By building on a Progression of Learning, we can help the learners see that none of this is new; that creating deep, flexible understandings is a journey worth taking.

Math is More than Paint by Numbers. 

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 →



Friday February 21, 2020 2:15pm - 3:30pm
2302

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