Intersections (March 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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Online workshops

Within Saskatchewan


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.

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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.

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Creating Mathematics Classrooms That Support First Nations and Métis Learners
May 23, 2018
Saskatoon, SK

Presented by the Saskatchewan Professional Development Unit

Teachers in Saskatchewan are seeking ways to meet the needs of all learners in their mathematics classrooms, specifically First Nations and Métis learners. We know relationships and a sense of belonging are critical to our students’ success. We will explore how we can build relationships to one another, to culture and to mathematics. In doing this work we will challenge long held beliefs and values about what it is to do school mathematics. Join us for a day to reflect on where we are as teachers in our own learning journey and plan how we might move forward individually and collectively to best support our First Nations and Métis learners.

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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.

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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 (; 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

57th NorthWest Mathematics Conference
October 18-20, 2018
Whistler, British Columbia
Presented by the British Columbia Association of Mathematics Teachers

The BCAMT is proud to present the 2018 edition of the NorthWest Mathematics Conference in beautiful Whistler, BC! This year’s featured speakers are Tracy Zager, Annie Fetter, Graham Fletcher, Michael Fenton, Christina Tondevold, and Fawn Nguyen. More featured speakers to come!

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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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