The Variable exists to amplify the work of Saskatchewan teachers and to facilitate the exchange of ideas in our community of educators. We invite you to share a favorite lesson that you have created or adapted for your students and that other teachers might adapt for their own classroom. In addition to the lesson or task description, we suggest including the following:
Description of the lesson or task
Anticipated student action (strategies, misconceptions, examples of student work, etc.)
Wrap-up, next steps
To submit a lesson or if you have questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to hearing from you!
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.
Volume 3, Issue 5 (November/December 2018) of The Variable, periodical of the Saskatchewan Mathematics Teachers’ Society, has just been released! From Kindergarten to Grade 12, there is something for everyone.
Making Math Class Work November 5, 2018
Tisdale, 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.
Volume 3, Issue 4 (September/October 2018) of The Variable, periodical of the Saskatchewan Mathematics Teachers’ Society, has just been released! From Kindergarten to Grade 12, there is something for everyone.
Structures for Differentiating Middle Years Mathematics October 11, 2018
Lloydminster, SK Presented by the Saskatchewan Professional Development Unit
We know that assessing where students are at in mathematics is essential, but what do we do when we know what they do not know? What do we do when they DO know? Understanding does not change unless there is an instructional response to what we know from that assessment. The question we ask ourselves is how we might respond to individual needs without having to create completely individualized mathematics programs in our classrooms. This workshop will include significant planning time for teams to get started in their own differentiation plans. It is also suited for educators who have already attended the Structures for Differentiation workshop.
Registration for the Saskatchewan Understands Mathematics Conference (SUM) is now open! Join us on November 2-3, 2018 in Saskatoon for two days packed with professional learning opportunities.
The SUM conference is for mathematics educators teaching in Grades K-12 and all levels of educational leadership interested in mathematics curriculum, instruction, number sense, problem-solving, culturally responsive teaching, and technology integration, and will bring together international and local facilitators to work in meaningful ways with participants in a variety of formats. This year, SUM is proud to welcome keynote speaker Lisa Lunney-Borden of St. Francis Xavier University. Featured presenters are to be announced.
For more information and to register before the early-bird deadline, click here. Interested in presenting? Submit your proposal here.
Summer Initial Accreditation Seminar July 9-13, 2018 (Saskatoon) / August 13-17, 2018 (Regina) 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.