Intersections (February 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!

For more information about a particular event or to register, follow the link provided below the description. If you know about an event that should be on our list, please contact us at ilona@smts.ca.

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Within Saskatchewan

Workshops

Multi-Graded Mathematics
February 9, 2018
Moose Jaw, SK

Presented by the Saskatchewan Professional Development Unit

How do you address all of the needs within your combined grades mathematics classroom? By looking at themes across curricula, teachers can plan for diverse needs and address outcomes at two grade levels without having separate lesson plans. Curricular through lines and planning templates will be shared that are helpful for identifying how concepts grow over the grades, so that you can build a learning continuum within your instruction.

See www.stf.sk.ca/professional-resources/events-calendar/multi-graded-mathematics

Early Learning With Block Play – Numeracy, Science, Literacy and So Much More!
March 2, 2018
North Battleford, 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 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. Participants will have opportunity to plan for block play and for creating a network of support.

Head to www.stf.sk.ca/professional-resources/events-calendar/early-learning-block-play-–-numeracy-science-literacy-and-0

Saskatoon Summer Initial Accreditation Seminar
March 8-9 & April 12-13, 2018
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. The Accreditation seminar provides an opportunity for teachers to challenge, extend, enhance and renew their professional experience with an emphasis on assessment and evaluation.

Head to www.stf.sk.ca/professional-resources/events-calendar/saskatoon-accreditation-–-initial

Saskatoon Summer Renewal/Second Accreditation Seminar
March 9 & April 13, 2018
Regina, 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. The seminar provides an opportunity for teachers to challenge, extend, enhance and renew their professional experience with an emphasis on assessment and evaluation.

Head to https://www.stf.sk.ca/professional-resources/events-calendar/regina-accreditation-–-renewalsecond

Technology in Mathematics Foundations and Pre-Calculus
May 7, 2018
Saskatoon, SK

Presented by the Saskatchewan Professional Development Unit

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.

Head to www.stf.sk.ca/professional-resources/events-calendar/technology-mathematics-foundations-and-pre-calculus-0

Number Talks and Beyond: Building Math Communities Through Classroom Conversation
May 11, 2018
Saskatoon, SK

Presented by the Saskatchewan Professional Development Unit

Classroom discussion is a powerful tool for supporting student communication sense making and mathematical understanding. Curating productive math talk communities required teachers to plan for and recognize opportunities in the live action of teaching. Come experience a variety of classroom numeracy routines including number talks, counting circles, quick images and more. Take math conversations to the next level by strengthening your skills as a facilitator of classroom discourse and student thinking.

Head to www.stf.sk.ca/professional-resources/events-calendar/number-talks-and-beyond-building-math-communities-through-0

Beyond Saskatchewan

NCTM Annual Meeting and Exposition
April 25-28, 2018
Washington, DC
Presented by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

Join more than 9,000 of your mathematics education peers at the premier math education event of the year! NCTM’s Annual Meeting & Exposition is a great opportunity to expand both your local and national networks and can help you find the information you need to help prepare your pre-K–Grade 12 students for college and career success. Classroom teachers, administrators, math coaches, supervisors, college professors, and preservice teachers can all benefit from the sessions and learning at this event. Improve your knowledge and skills with high-quality professional development and hands on activities; gain insights by connecting and sharing with like-minded educators; collect free activities that will keep students engaged and excited to learn; and learn from industry leaders and test the latest educational resources.

Head to http://www.nctm.org/Conferences-and-Professional-Development/Annual-Meeting-and-Exposition/

Did you know that the Saskatchewan Mathematics Teachers’ Society is a National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Affiliate? When registering for an NCTM membership, be sure to support the SMTS by noting your affiliation during registration.

45th Annual OAME Conference: Infinite Possibilities
May 3-4, 2018
Humber College, Toronto, Ontario
Presented by the Ontario Association for Mathematics Education Conference

This year’s keynote speakers are Peter Liljedahl, Associate Professor of Mathematics Education in the Faculty of Education at Simon Fraser University; Jo Boaler, Professor of Mathematics Education at Stanford University and co-founder of youcubed (youcubed.org); and James Tanton, Mathematician in Residence at the Mathematical Association of America in Washington D.C.. Featured speakers are Fawn Nguyen, Marian Small, Mary Bourassa, and Cathy Bruce. For more information, head to http://oame2018.weebly.com/keynote-speakers.html

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.

Past webinars: http://www.edweek.org/ew/webinars/math-webinars.html
Upcoming webinars: http://www.edweek.org/ew/marketplace/webinars/webinars.html

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