Intersections (December edition): Upcoming professional development opportunities

In this monthly column, you’ll find information about upcoming math education-related workshops, conferences, and other events. Some events fill up fast, so don’t delay signing up!

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Within Saskatchewan


Technology in Mathematics Foundations and Pre-Calculus
March 7, 2019
Regina, SK

Presented by the Saskatchewan Professional Development Unit

Technology is a tool that allows students to understand senior mathematics in a deeper way. This workshop is designed to have math foundations and pre-calculus teachers experience a variety of technology tools that allow students to represent and visualize mathematics concepts. Tools highlighted are useful for students to explore, learn, communicate, collaborate and practice, in order to enhance their understanding of mathematics in secondary mathematics.

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Accreditation Renewal/Second Seminar
March 7, April 12, 2019
Saskatoon, SK

Presented by the Saskatchewan Professional Development Unit

Accreditation seminars are offered to enable qualified teachers to become accredited. Accreditation is the process by which qualified teachers are granted the responsibility of determining the final mark or standing of the students in a specified Grade 12 (level 30) subject or subjects.

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Making Math Class Work
April 11, 2019
Meadow Lake, SK

Presented by the Saskatchewan Professional Development Unit

Math classrooms across Saskatchewan are increasingly complex and diverse. Meeting everyone’s needs can be daunting, even with all of the instructional strategies and structures available to teachers. Number Talks, Guided Math, Rich Tasks, Problem Based Learning, Open Questions, High Yield Routines are just some of the strategies available to teachers, but where to start? Come work collaboratively to problem solve how to make math class work for you and your students.

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Early Learning With Block Play – Numeracy, Science, Literacy and So Much More!
April 12, 2019
Moose Jaw, SK

Presented by the Saskatchewan Professional Development Unit

This is a one-day workshop for early learning educators from prekindergarten, kindergarten and Grade 1 to work collaboratively to discover and deepen their understandings around the many foundational skills that children develop during block play. Through concrete, hands-on activities, participants will experience and examine the many connections between block play and curricular outcomes, and the current research on the topic.

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Beyond Saskatchewan

NCTM Annual Meeting and Exposition
April 3-6, 2019
San Diego, CA
Presented by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

Join thousands of your mathematics education peers at the premier math education event of the year! Network and exchange ideas, engage with innovation in the field, and discover new learning practices that will drive student success. Classroom teachers, administrators, math coaches, supervisors, college professors, and preservice teachers can all benefit from the sessions and learning at this event.

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46th Annual OAME Conference: All In
May 16-18, 2019
Ottawa, ON
Presented by the Ontario Association for Mathematics Education Conference

Join hundreds of your mathematics education peers in Ottawa, Ontario for the 46thAnnual OAME Conference. This year’s featured speakers include Marian Small, Eli Luberoff, Jules Bonin-Ducharme, Tracy Zager, Nat Banting, and many more!

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Online workshops

Education Week Math Webinars
Presented by Education Week

Once a month, Education Weekly has a webinar focusing on math. They also host their previous webinars on this site. Previous webinars include Formative Assessment, Dynamic vs. Static Assessment, Productive Struggling and Differentiation.

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