Intersections (May 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

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.

Saskatoon: www.stf.sk.ca/professional-resources/events-calendar/saskatoon-summer-initial-accreditation-seminar
Regina: www.stf.sk.ca/professional-resources/events-calendar/regina-summer-initial-accreditation-seminar

Summer Renewal / Second Accreditation
July 9-11, 2018 (Saskatoon) / August 13-15, 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.

Saskatoon: www.stf.sk.ca/professional-resources/events-calendar/saskatoon-summer-renewalsecond-accreditation
Regina: www.stf.sk.ca/professional-resources/events-calendar/regina-summer-renewalsecond-accreditation-seminar

Building a Thinking Classroom with Dr. Peter Liljedahl
September 13, 2018
Warman, SK

We know that problem solving is an effective way for students to learn to think mathematically and to acquire deep knowledge and understanding of the mathematics they are learning. Simply problematizing the mathematics curriculum, however, does not help constitute the practice that teachers want or students need. What we need are a set of tools that, along with good problems, can build thinking classrooms. In this institute, Dr. Peter Liljedahl looks at a series of such tools, emerging from research, that can help to build an environment conducive to problem-based learning. He will unpack his research which demonstrates that a problem-based learning environment and culture can quickly be established, even in classrooms where students resist change. For more information and to register, head to http://teacherslearningcollaboration.ca/Building-a-Thinking-Classroom.php.

Programs

Certificate in Teaching Elementary School Mathematics
Start dates vary
Faculty of Education, University of Regina

Designed for those involved in the mathematics education of K-8 students, this program provides experiences to deepen one’s understanding of mathematics concepts, with courses in number sense, spatial reasoning, and modeling and representation, as well as courses in culturally responsive pedagogy, inclusive education, and research in the field of mathematics education. Most courses are available in evening, weekend or online format.

For more information, head to www.uregina.ca/education/programs/certificates.html#ctesm

Beyond Saskatchewan

Statistics Workshop for Mathematics and Science Teachers
July 31 and August 1, 2018
Vancouver, British Columbia
American Statistical Association (ASA)/National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)

This workshop will strengthen understanding of statistics and provide hands-on classroom activities aligned with NCTM standards, Common Core State Standards, BC Mathematics Curriculum, and Next Generation Science Standards. The program includes examining what students can be expected to do at the most basic level of understanding and what can be expected of them as their skills develop and their experience broadens. Registration is just $50, and the ASA will refund $25 to the first 30 teachers/supervisors who register and attend. Teacher educators, supervisors, and pre-service teachers are also welcome. Optional graduate credit is available. The MWM program is posted online.

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, Fawn Nguyen, and Saskatchewan’s own Nat Banting. Head to bcamt.ca/nw2018/ for details.

Saskatchewan Understands Math (SUM) Conference
November 2-3, Saskatoon, SK
Presented by the Saskatchewan Mathematics Teachers’ Society

Our own annual conference! Join us for two days packed with learning opportunities, featuring keynote Lisa Lunney Borden (featured speakers to come). This conference is for math educators teaching in K-12, and registration includes lunch on Friday and a two-year SMTS membership. Keep checking our website in the coming months for more information and registration details.

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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