MAMT - Virtual MTS PD Day 2021

Register here: https://memberlink.mbteach.org/Event.axd?e=1419

Manitoba Association of Mathematics Teachers (MAMT)

Conference Title: Virtual MTS PD Day 2021

Location: Online/Virtual

Date: October 22, 2021

Program
09:00 am - 10:15 am - Session One
10:30 am - 11:30 pm - Session Two
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm - Session Three
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm - Session Four

This PD Day is entirely online with sessions being virtual. Presenters will be running their own sessions with either the Zoom or Microsoft Teams online meeting systems. There will be four live 60-minute sessions during the day: 9:00 am – 10:00 am, 10:30 am – 11:30 am, 12:30pm - 1:30 pm and 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm.

The morning of the PD Day, participants will be sent links to join the live sessions for which they registered. It is the responsibility of the participants to monitor their email and find in their mailbox the invites to join the online sessions. For every session, only one entry per email address will be allowed, as registrant email addresses will be screened.

Most presentations will be recorded while they are in session. By registering for this PD Day, you consent to your participation in sessions which will be recorded. This means, for example, that if there were Q & A in your session and you ask a question, your voice will be heard in the recording.

The links to watch the sessions after the PD Day will be made available on the MAMT website for 30 days after the PD Day. Teachers who are not able to attend this PD Day due to the day being made an instructional day by their school division can register for this PD Day and still watch recordings of the sessions later. Participants who attend the live sessions on the PD Day will also be able to watch the recorded sessions. MAMT will monitor the views of the recorded sessions for unauthorized access to them. Sharing of link access codes will be prohibited.

The cost to attend is $40, which includes a MAMT membership. This fee applies to all registrants - there are no prorated fees for part time teachers, half-day teachers or university student rates.

Registration will occur at the MTS website, www.mbteach.org. You must sign into your MTS account and choose MAMT PD Day from the list of events available to attend. Payment to attend will be made by credit card through PayPal.

Registration will commence on Wednesday, September 1st, 2021 at 9:00 am and will close October 21, 2021 at 3:30 pm.

Should you have any questions regarding this PD Day or registration for it, please contact Cat Fouillard mamtpdday@gmail.com.

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Sessions - 9:00 AM-10:00 AM

A02: Problem Solving in a Mathematically Literate Environment: Going Beyond Surface Level (EY)

Problem solving is the focus in many classes; however, instruction must go beyond surface level. Too often, instruction seems to focus on the task or strategy selection. In a literate environment, instruction moves beyond strategy selection to ask not only "what strategy did you use" but also "why that strategy," "how did you know that strategy would work," and "what would you have done if that strategy didn't work?" In this session, I will share opportunities for how teachers can dig deeper into problem solving so that students are not only providing surface level responses, but are engaged in thinking that supports their understanding of not only the mathematical concepts but their journey throughout the problem solving experience. Teachers will be provided strategies that can be applied to instructional and assessment practices as well as concrete evidence of the use of this approach in the class.

Presenter: David Costello

Dr. David Costello is an author who has recently published two books Making Math Stick: Classroom strategies that support the long-term retention of math concepts and Using What Works: Strategies for Developing a Literacy-Rich Environment in Math. David is a principal, who has held many roles. He taught in the primary division before assuming roles of numeracy interventionist, numeracy coach, numeracy leader, and curriculum consultant for Prince Edward Island. David has also instructed university courses focused on curriculum, differentiation, mathematics, and literacy. He facilitates professional learning sessions in the area of mathematics and school development.

Suitable for: Early Years

9:00 am - 10:00 am

Platform: Virtual

Participant Max: 100


A03: Connecting the Dots - Primary Domino Math Games for a "Hands-Off" World

Come prepared to play our favorite domino games that incorporate the use of easy to find double-six dominoes. This manipulative is easy to socially distance and sanitize and is a student favorite. The games and activities are easy to differentiate and use in centers, or whole group instruction and are ideal for at home practice or a family math game night. The concepts covered in the games will help teachers rebuild the learning gaps and loss through meaningful and engaging practice activities including: subitizing and patterns, operational fluency, place value, graphing extensions, problem solving and more. What we learned after a year of Covid is that students need to have practice with manipulatives and games before moving to paper and pencil. Gameboards will be provided as well as concept skill checklists to help you with student assessment.

Presenter: Jane Felling

Jane has been an international speaker for over 30 years in the area of using games as a teaching strategy. She is the author of the Box Cars and One-Eyed Jacks series of resources, now rewritten to reflect best practices. She has done workshops for 1,000's of schools across N.A. and continues to work with students, families and teachers K - 8.

Suitable for: Early Years

9:00 am - 10:00 am

Platform: Virtual

Participant Max: 95


A04: Grades 4-6 Fractions and Decimals Math Games

Play and learn math games and activities that help students master Fraction Equivalency, Decimal Equivalency as well as Using Fractions & Decimals In Simple Operations. These engaging and simple games can be used both virtually as well as in-person but physically distanced. Teachers (and students) often express "Oh, now I get it!" after playing these games and activities. Participants will be able to apply what they learn immediately back in their class without resorting to a lot of prep work. A handout with game rules, recording boards, skills checklists and more will be provided. Samples of student written work will be shared.

Presenter:John Felling

John has been a featured speaker at many recent national conferences (NCTM, ASCD) focusing on practical solutions to issues in today’s classroom including how to teach engaging lessons both virtually and in-person but physically distanced. John brings a wealth of knowledge, insight, tips and humor to his presentations gained through his decades of experience as an educator and educational leader. John is a member of the Box Cars And One-Eyed Jacks consultant team. He is also lead-author and co-author on many of the new books in the Box Cars And One-Eyed Jacks series.

Suitable for: Grades 4-6

9:00 am - 10:00 am

Platform: Virtual

Participant Max: 95


A05: Fraction Essentials K-3

Learn about how we can set a foundation of fraction conceptual understanding that will unlock the entire fraction math journey for all students! Using a variety of concrete, pictorial, and abstract representations to explore fraction quantities, equivalence, and comparison will provide access to all of our students, with the additional benefit of building fraction number sense as well.

Presenter: Ann Elise Record

Ann Elise Record is an independent consultant, a national presenter for the Bureau of Education and Research, a professional development facilitator for the Build Math Minds PD community, and currently the Elementary Representative on the NH Teachers of Mathematics board. She has been a classroom teacher, Math Coach/Specialist K-5, adjunct faculty member teaching math methods classes to pre-service teachers, and now thrilled to be an author! She wholeheartedly believes that there is nothing elementary about teaching elementary math! She loves every opportunity to share current best practices for teaching math and creating classroom climates that promote positive attitudes towards math and the development of lifelong mathematicians.

Suitable for: Early - Middle Years

9:00 am - 10:00 am

Platform: Virtual

Participant Max: 100


A06: Differentiation Using Guided Math

The goal of Guided Math is to meet students where they are in their learning trajectory. Differentiation may be the single most important instructional move teachers can make as students return to classrooms with a greater range of needs due to Covid -19. High quality differentiation focuses on learning rather than doing. This session will focus on research based instructional strategies to support Guided Math and help your students achieve maximum growth and individual success.

Presenter: Christine Michalyshen

Christine is a math consultant providing high quality professional development to teachers across Canada. She has over 25 years of combined teaching, coaching and consulting experience. From the beginning of her teaching career, Christine has specialized in mathematics instruction with an emphasis on the middle years. More recently she has been sharing her passion for teaching mathematics by coaching in kindergarten to grade nine classrooms, using the Guided Math Framework. Christine has been selected and carefully vetted by Laney Sammons to carry on her life’s work here in Canada. She has successfully facilitated the implementation of the Guided Math Framework in many school divisions to meet the diverse needs of students.

Suitable for: Early - Middle Years

9:00 am - 10:00 am

Platform: Virtual

Participant Max: 100


A07: Teaching Math to Spatial Learners

Math is often taught in a sequential way. Yet in order to excel in higher level Math courses, students need strong spatial skills. In elementary school, we see students who seem to intuitively understand how things work, but struggle to master math facts and operations.

This session will show you ways to teach basic facts in a different way, starting from the whole instead of building up from the parts. In my math classroom, we play with numbers and patterns. Students who are predominantly spatial learners (always thinking outside the box) will solidify their understanding of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. This session will also give examples of Math assignments that cover many curricular outcomes in one activity - ideal for online learning as well as small group work. All activities shown were used in a Covid-distanced classroom.

This session focuses on activities used in a Gr 4/5 classroom. They can also be used for review of basic math facts in grades 6-8, and to help students in higher grades who need remedial learning in Math. While I will be presenting in English, all materials for student learning will be provided in French upon request.

Presenter: Faith Loewen

Faith Loewen started her career as a music teacher. She now teaches a grade 4/5 classroom at École Julie-Riel in the Louis Riel School Division.

Suitable for: Early - Middle Years

9:00 am - 10:00 am

Platform: Virtual

Participant Max: 250


A08: Critical Inquiry in Math (Session 1 of 4)

**NB** This session is a continued session throughout the day. If registering for this first time slot, please register for the remaining 3 time slots of this session throughout the day (B08, C08 & D08).

This presentation is designed to support teacher development of a rich understanding of the diverse role of critical thinking in math classrooms. Teachers will be exposed to the fundamentals of critical inquiry. Teachers will explore exemplar learning invitations that effectively support student development of thinking competencies in math. Teachers will be introduced to thinking lessons that iteratively support student responses to an overarching critical inquiry question and task.

Presenter: Jocelynn Foxon

My name is Jocelynn Foxon, I am a Numeracy Coach in the Pine Creek School Division. This is my 7th year as a teacher and 4th as Numeracy Coach. I have also worked with The Critical Thinking Consortium for the past 3 years, I have completed the Math Lead Teacher Certification Program and I am currently training to become a Math Facilitator for TC2. I strongly believe in engaging students in thinking critically to solve relatable problems through interactive teaching. Math is my passion and my all time favorite experience is seeing a student who "is not good at math" realize that math is a place they can discover, create, and most importantly, be successful!

Suitable for: Middle Years

9:00 am - 10:00 am

Platform: Virtual

Participant Max: 100


A09: They Love Me, They Love Me Not - Options for Digital Tools That Work

There are so many great ideas out there for online math instruction. But there's so little time to wade through the resources that are best suited to you and your students. In our roles as mentors, learners, substitutes, teachers, tutors, and presenters, we took many for a test drive this past year. We missed the mark as often as we hit the bullseye. We learned a great deal, and we are all about keeping it real.

Join us as we share our stories and successes. We will skim over the failures and highlight what we found worked best. Two of our absolute favourites are Jamboard and Polypad - these are fabulous tools to make connections - literally and figuratively!

Presenters: Carole Bilyk & Sherri Burroughs

Carole has worked with students and teachers from Kindergarten to Grade 12 for the past three decades. She is excited to be retired so she can spend time playing with math and sharing her enthusiasm for math with others.

For over 30 years, Sherri has had the pleasure and privilege of working as a mathematics educator with a focus on middle and senior years. Recently retired, Sherri is happy for the added time to be able to share her love of mathematics.

Suitable for: Middle Years

9:00 am - 10:00 am

Platform: Virtual

Participant Max: 50


A10: Developing Growth Mindset & Positive Math Identities for Learners Experiencing Difficulties

Many math teachers have begun to explore the idea of growth mindset, or mathematical mindsets, to encourage their students to take risks, persist, and see themselves as math learners. Which students respond? Why are some students reluctant to embrace the message? Join us as we discuss how we wrestled with integrating a growth mindset ideology while teaching students selected for an intervention Grade 9 Math course. We will share practical strategies of how we approached helping students develop positive math identities (spoiler alert: it wasn't a video) and why assessment strategy mattered the most.

Presenters: Laura Masterson & Samantha Brown

Laura has been a mathematics educator in Manitoba since 2006 and recently completed her Masters thesis on growth mindset in math classrooms. After working in a high school math support role for 5 years, Laura joined up with Samantha (BEd 2016) to try different approaches to developing growth mindset and positive math identities in their work with groups of students experiencing difficulty meeting Grade 9 curricular outcomes.

Suitable for: Middle - Senior Years

9:00 am - 10:00 am

Platform: Virtual

Participant Max: 50


A11: Let's Give Them Something to Talk About!

With the invention of apps like Photomath, math pedagogy is shifting away from “doing” mathematics as the main focus. Interpreting, analysing and reflecting on mathematics are skills that students will need in the future. Come join Ellen to discuss ways to get your students talking about mathematics! We will look at 6 different activities that you can weave into your daily lessons without sacrificing huge amounts of class time or adding extra prep time to your plate. We will also discuss how to adapt these activities for virtual or blended learning.

Presenter: Ellen Thompson

Ellen has been teaching high school math for 25 years. She is currently the Department Head of Senior School Mathematics at Saint-John's Ravenscourt. Ellen has presented PD workshops on three continents and believes that math education is on the cusp of some exciting transformations!

Suitable for: Middle - Senior Years

9:00 am - 10:00 am

Platform: Virtual

Participant Max: 75


A12: Formative Assessment - How Does It Fit Into the Teaching and Learning Cycle

There is a great deal of research that suggests that formative assessments that are embedded in instruction and are done “just in time” help to improve student learning, and provide students with a better opportunity to show what they do know and can do (Suurtamm et al., 2016; William, 2007). Knowledgehook is an online teacher tool, a multimodal formative assessment platform that can inform and guide instruction. Gaps, misconceptions and competencies are recorded in student profiles alerting teachers to remediation and recovery opportunities. Knowledgehook provides opportunity for inquiry, increases math discourse in your class and online, and positions the teacher as the educational decision maker for their students.

In this session we will explore how Knowledgehook can assist teachers in embedding formative assessment as a natural part of the teaching and learning cycle. Teacher learning supports, concept background and remediation suggestions are integral to the platform. Knowledgehook is currently geared to support Manitoba students in grades 3 - 10. I will be speaking through the experience of the grades 5-10 application.

Presenter: Jerrold Wiebe

Jerrold is a Math consultant for Pembina Trails and math teacher at Fort Richmond Collegiate.

Suitable for: Middle - Senior Years

9:00 am - 10:00 am

Platform: Virtual

Participant Max: 100


Sessions - 9:00 AM-10:15 AM

A01 - Building Thinking Classrooms

Much of how classrooms look and much of what happens in them today is guided by institutional norms laid down at the inception of an industrial-age model of public education. These norms have enabled a culture of teaching and learning that is often devoid of student thinking. In this session I present some of the results of over 15 years of research into how teachers can transform their classrooms from a space where students mimic to where students think. The practices discussed will intertwine with, and make extensive references to, the recently published book, Building Thinking Classrooms in Mathematics (Grades K-12): 14 Teaching Practices for Enhancing Learning.

Presenter: Peter Liljedahl

Dr. Peter Liljedahl is a Professor of Mathematics Education in the Faculty of Education and author of the recently published book, Building Thinking Classrooms in Mathematics (Grades K-12): 14 Teaching Practices for Enhancing Learning. He is the former president of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (PME) and the current president of the Canadian Mathematics Education Study Group (CMESG). Peter is a former high school mathematics teacher who has kept his research interest and activities close to the classroom. He consults regularly with teachers, schools, school districts, and ministries of education on issues of teaching and learning, problem solving, assessment, and numeracy.

Suitable for: All Grades

9:00 am - 10:15 am

Platform: Virtual

Participant Max: 100


Sessions - 10:30 AM-11:30 AM

B02: Shake Up Your Operational Fluency Practice - Rebuilding the Gaps after a Year of Covid

Come prepared to shake, rattle and roll and learn some of our best activities for practicing and building operational fluency. Math shakers are a student favorite, easy to socially distance and sanitize, and can be used in centers, small groups or whole class instruction. All activities start with a 30 second music shake break, allowing tired students to reenergize and refocus, then the math starts! Concepts covered: beginning numeration concepts including subitizing, matching, odd/even, doubles, count on and back, operations including make 10, make 20, make decades, commutative and associative properties, place value comparing numbers, number patterns, mental math strategies. In order to rebuild the gaps after a year of interrupted teaching students need frequent, engaged practice, with manipulatives that intrigue and capture their attention. Ideas for adapting the activities if you don't have shakers will be shared as well as ideas for differentiation so teachers can meet the needs of all students in their classrooms. Gameboards and concept skill checklists will be provided in the handout.

Presenter: Jane Felling

Jane has been an international speaker for over 30 years in the area of using games as a teaching strategy. She is the author of the Box Cars and One-Eyed Jacks series of resources, now rewritten to reflect best practices. She has done workshops for 1,000's of schools across N.A. and continues to work with students, families and teachers K - 8.

Suitable for: Early Years

10:30 am - 11:30 am

Platform: Virtual

Participant Max: 95


B03: Subtraction Facts Demystified

Subtraction facts are one of the more challenging topics to teach. Join us for an interactive session on the Thinking Strategies approach to teaching basic subtraction facts up to sums of 20. We will cover “chunking” subtraction facts into 6 groups, efficient thinking strategies for each chunk, and activities to reach mastery. You will leave this session with an effective, easy-to-use approach for teaching subtraction facts in your class.

Presenter: Roni Kraut

Roni Kraut is a chartered professional accountant, family physician, and passionate about elementary math education. Her interest in math education was spurred when using resources developed by her mother, Celia Baron, with her three children. Since then, her interest has grown exponentially, and she is now leading the development of these resources and her mother’s company, MathImagine.

Suitable for: Early Years

10:30 am - 11:30 am

Platform: Virtual

Participant Max: 100


B04: Ensuring Understanding in Mathematics-Depth of Knowledge for Teaching, Learning & Assessment

Do you want more light bulb moments? Are your tasks going beyond surface level thinking?
Join us to learn about the Depth of Knowledge in order to create a rich environment where all students can learn at a high level. Having an understanding of the Depth of Knowledge will assist early years teachers to select tasks and assessment strategies based on the complexity of thinking required. Help students gain a deeper understanding of concepts!

Presenters: Lisa Page & Dayna Quinn LaFleche

Dayna and Lisa are K- 8 Numeracy Coaches from the St. James-Assiniboia School Division. Together they have almost 60 years of teaching experience. They enjoy collaborating with teachers and are dedicated to bringing researched-based instructional practices to the classroom that support student achievement in mathematics.

Suitable for: Early Years

10:30 am - 11:30 am

Platform: Virtual

Participant Max: 75


B05: Grades 4-6 Math In A Minute

A whole lot of Math can be squeezed into just a few short minutes at a time. Participants in this session will learn and play a variety of Math Games and Activities that only take a minute or two to play and require no prep or almost no prep (Teachers are busy enough without adding to their prep workload). These games and activities are a great way to review and reinforce math concepts already learned while
they also re-energize and re-engage students. A handout with game and activity instructions will be provided so participants can immediately implement what they learn back in their classes.

Presenter: John Felling

John has been a featured speaker at many recent national conferences (NCTM, ASCD) focusing on practical solutions to issues in today’s classroom including how to teach engaging lessons both virtually and in-person but physically distanced. John brings a wealth of knowledge, insight, tips and humor to his presentations gained through his decades of experience as an educator and educational leader. John is a member of the Box Cars And One-Eyed Jacks consultant team. He is also lead-author and co-author on many of the new books in the Box Cars And One-Eyed Jacks series.

Suitable for: Early - Middle Years

10:30 am - 11:30 pa

Platform: Virtual

Participant Max: 95


B06: Problem Solving in a Mathematically Literate Environment: Going Beyond Surface Level (MY)

Problem solving is the focus in many classes; however, instruction must go beyond surface level. Too often, instruction seems to focus on the task or strategy selection. In a literate environment, instruction moves beyond strategy selection to ask not only "what strategy did you use" but also "why that strategy," "how did you know that strategy would work," and "what would you have done if that strategy didn't work?" In this session, I will share opportunities for how teachers can dig deeper into problem solving so that students are not only providing surface level responses, but are engaged in thinking that supports their understanding of not only the mathematical concepts but their journey throughout the problem solving experience. Teachers will be provided strategies that can be applied to instructional and assessment practices as well as concrete evidence of the use of this approach in the class.

Presenter: David Costello

Dr. David Costello is an author who has recently published two books Making Math Stick: Classroom strategies that support the long-term retention of math concepts and Using What Works: Strategies for Developing a Literacy-Rich Environment in Math. David is a principal, who has held many roles. He taught in the primary division before assuming roles of numeracy interventionist, numeracy coach, numeracy leader, and curriculum consultant for Prince Edward Island. David has also instructed university courses focused on curriculum, differentiation, mathematics, and literacy. He facilitates professional learning sessions in the area of mathematics and school development.

Suitable for: Middle Years

10:30 am - 11:30 am

Platform: Virtual

Participant Max: 100


B07: Fraction Operation Essentials

Learn how we can deepen all students' conceptual understanding of operating with fractions. Rather than following procedural steps that are disconnected from meaning, students can use concrete, pictorial, and abstract representations of number sense strategies that enable them to arrive at accurate answers. This will also support their conceptual understanding of fractions and the operations.

Presenter: Ann Elise Record

Ann Elise Record is an independent consultant, a national presenter for the Bureau of Education and Research, a professional development facilitator for the Build Math Minds PD community, and currently the Elementary Representative on the NH Teachers of Mathematics board. She has been a classroom teacher, Math Coach/Specialist K-5, adjunct faculty member teaching math methods classes to pre-service teachers, and now thrilled to be an author! She wholeheartedly believes that there is nothing elementary about teaching elementary math! She loves every opportunity to share current best practices for teaching math and creating classroom climates that promote positive attitudes towards math and the development of lifelong mathematicians.

Suitable for: Middle Years

10:30 am - 11:30 am

Platform: Virtual

Participant Max: 100


B08: Critical Inquiry in Math (Session 2 of 4)

This presentation is designed to support teacher development of a rich understanding of the diverse role of critical thinking in math classrooms. Teachers will be exposed to the fundamentals of critical inquiry. Teachers will explore exemplar learning invitations that effectively support student development of thinking competencies in math. Teachers will be introduced to thinking lessons that iteratively support student responses to an overarching critical inquiry question and task.

Presenter: Jocelynn Foxon

My name is Jocelynn Foxon, I am a Numeracy Coach in the Pine Creek School Division. This is my 7th year as a teacher and 4th as Numeracy Coach. I have also worked with The Critical Thinking Consortium for the past 3 years, I have completed the Math Lead Teacher Certification Program and I am currently training to become a Math Facilitator for TC2. I strongly believe in engaging students in thinking critically to solve relatable problems through interactive teaching. Math is my passion and my all time favorite experience is seeing a student who "is not good at math" realize that math is a place they can discover, create, and most importantly, be successful!

Suitable for: Middle Years

10:30 am - 11:30 am

**Continued from 9:00, and continues at 12:30 and 2:00

Platform: Virtual

Participant Max: 100


B09: Ensuring Understanding in Mathematics-Depth of Knowledge for Teaching, Learning & Assessment

Do you want more light bulb moments? Are your tasks going beyond surface level thinking?
Join us to learn about the Depth of Knowledge in order to create a rich environment where all students can learn at a high level. Having an understanding of the Depth of Knowledge will assist middle years teachers to select tasks and assessment strategies based on the complexity of thinking required. Help students gain a deeper understanding of concepts!

Presenter: Scott Dempster & Heather Jones

Heather and Scott are numeracy coaches in the St.James-Assiniboia School Division with experience in classrooms from Kindergarten through grade nine. They are firm believers in Jo Boaler’s ideal that all students can learn math at high levels and much of their work involves incorporating Peter Liljedahl’s Building Thinking Classrooms to ensure rich thinking is available to all students. They support and encourage the use of evidence-based practices as the best way to ensure all students have an entry point into the concepts they learn, and develop an appreciation and love of math.

Suitable for: Middle Years

10:30 am - 11:30 am

Platform: Virtual

Participant Max: 75


B10: Integrating Indigenous Perspectives in Mathematics Teaching through Project-based Learning

Through a brief presentation and facilitator lead discussions, participants will engage with some of the mathematics embedded in cultural activities such as Indigenous canoe and/or tipi building, Indigenous artwork, and/or Indigenous recipes, and how they could structure learning opportunities for students based on these cultural activities.

Presenter: Christopher Charles

I am Dr. Christopher Charles from the beautiful Caribbean island of Dominica. I have a Ph.D. in Secondary Education, specializing in Mathematics Education, from the University of Alberta, and I currently serve as an Assistant Professor at the University of Manitoba. I am a highly experienced mathematics educator with more than three years of experience teaching mathematics education at the undergraduate level, three years of experience coaching in-service mathematics teachers, and 20+ years of experience teaching mathematics at the secondary school level. I served as president of the National Association of Mathematics Educators (NAME) in Dominica, and I am currently a member of the Caribbean Certificate of Secondary Level Competence (CCSLC) mathematics subject panel and a member of the Caribbean Education Research Journal (CERJ) editorial board. I co-authored a book chapter with Dr. Florence Glanfield, "Mathematics teacher education in Canada: Emerging possibilities in engaging with indigenous perspectives," which is being published by International Perspectives in Mathematics Teacher Education. My current research interest is in inquiry-based strategies for teaching mathematics.

Suitable for: Middle - Senior Years

10:30 am - 11:30 am

Platform: Virtual

Participant Max: 50


B11: Developing Growth Mindset & Positive Math Identities for Learners Experiencing Difficulties

Many math teachers have begun to explore the idea of growth mindset, or mathematical mindsets, to encourage their students to take risks, persist, and see themselves as math learners. Which students respond? Why are some students reluctant to embrace the message? Join us as we discuss how we wrestled with integrating a growth mindset ideology while teaching students selected for an intervention Grade 9 Math course. We will share practical strategies of how we approached helping students develop positive math identities (spoiler alert: it wasn't a video) and why assessment strategy mattered the most.

Presenters: Laura Masterson & Samantha Brown

Laura has been a mathematics educator in Manitoba since 2006 and recently completed her Masters thesis on growth mindset in math classrooms. After working in a high school math support role for 5 years, Laura joined up with Samantha (BEd 2016) to try different approaches to developing growth mindset and positive math identities in their work with groups of students experiencing difficulty meeting Grade 9 curricular outcomes.

Suitable for: Middle - Senior Years

10:30 am - 11:30 am

Platform: Virtual

Participant Max: 50


Sessions - 10:30 AM-11:45 AM

B01: Equity in a Thinking Classroom

In this talk I will look at the ways in which the Building Thinking Classroom practices help to create greater equity in the classroom. The practices discussed will intertwine with, and make extensive references to, the recently published book, Building Thinking Classrooms in Mathematics (Grades K-12): 14 Teaching Practices for Enhancing Learning.

Presenter: Peter Liljedahl

Dr. Peter Liljedahl is a Professor of Mathematics Education in the Faculty of Education and author of the recently published book, Building Thinking Classrooms in Mathematics (Grades K-12): 14 Teaching Practices for Enhancing Learning. He is the former president of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (PME) and the current president of the Canadian Mathematics Education Study Group (CMESG). Peter is a former high school mathematics teacher who has kept his research interest and activities close to the classroom. He consults regularly with teachers, schools, school districts, and ministries of education on issues of teaching and learning, problem solving, assessment, and numeracy.

Suitable for: All Grades

10:30 am - 11:45 am

Platform: Virtual

Participant Max: 100


Sessions - 12:30 PM-1:30 PM

C01: Making Math Stick: Strategies to Support Understanding and Recall of Concepts (EY)

Have you ever heard students say "I forget doing that"? Far too often, instruction prioritizes short-term performance at the expense of learning. Making Math Stick is about instructional and learning strategies that support students in recalling and applying previous learning to solve novel situations. In this session, I'll stress a broader view of learning that is more than getting information into heads of students. It's about encoding, consolidating and retrieval. Students will be able to recall previous learning to solve novel problems. Instruction and learning is mixed and spaced during the year.

Presenter: David Costello

Dr. David Costello is an author who has recently published two books Making Math Stick: Classroom strategies that support the long-term retention of math concepts and Using What Works: Strategies for Developing a Literacy-Rich Environment in Math. David is a principal, who has held many roles. He taught in the primary division before assuming roles of numeracy interventionist, numeracy coach, numeracy leader, and curriculum consultant for Prince Edward Island. David has also instructed university courses focused on curriculum, differentiation, mathematics, and literacy. He facilitates professional learning sessions in the area of mathematics and school development.

Suitable for: Early Years

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Platform: Virtual

Participant Max: 100


C02: Tools and Activities for Number Sense

You will learn about tools and activities to build number sense. This is an introduction to the tools and activities discussed in "Teaching Number: Advancing Children's Skills and Strategies," "Teaching Number in the Classroom with 4 - 8 year-olds," and "Developing Number Knowledge: Assessment, Teaching, and Intervention with 7-11 year-olds."

Presenter: Dawn Dibley

Dawn Dibley worked for 30 years as a music therapist, classroom teacher of students with disabilities, and mathematics coach for teachers of students with disabilities in Rosemount, Minnesota. She is currently an instructional coach for the US Math Recovery Council and is co-author of the book Numeracy for All Learners: Teaching Mathematics to Students with Special Needs https://us.corwin.com/en-us/nam/numeracy-for-all-learners/book268322

Suitable for: Early Years

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Platform: Virtual

Participant Max: 50


C03: Modelmania: Ten-Frames, Number Lines, Arrays and More

Are you using models in your class for teaching numeracy, and if so, are you using them to their full potential? We will start by examining the theory behind models, including the work of Jerome Bruner, and then focus on models you can use in your classroom, starting at the kindergarten level. This will include a plethora of models including cube-trains, dominos, ten-frames, number lines, arrays, and more!

Presenter: Roni Kraut

Roni Kraut is a chartered professional accountant, family physician, and passionate about elementary math education. Her interest in math education was spurred when using resources developed by her mother, Celia Baron, with her three children. Since then, her interest has grown exponentially, and she is now leading the development of these resources and her mother’s company, MathImagine.

Suitable for: Early Years

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Platform: Virtual

Participant Max: 100


C04: Numbers 1-999 - Correcting Place Value and Vocabulary Problems

Do you have students who mix up the numbers 13 with 31 or 14 with 41? Often the mistakes are caused by number vocabulary and the lack of place value understanding. When students understand the number names as well as the place value of numbers 1-100, then they can learn bigger numbers easily. In this workshop, I will present a logical step-by-step system to be used in class to help all students, small groups or individuals learn their numbers 1-999. The system is used with ten frame cards, number tent cards and whiteboards and can easily be taught to educational assistants, parents or tutors. Each participant will receive a list of all steps including free video teaching links.

Presenter: Sarah Melo

My name is Sarah Melo (M.Ed) and I am a mom, teacher, researcher and former math resource teacher and counselor. I am the founder of www.melomath4kids.ca where I show parents and educators how to talk math with children using everyday items such as clocks, money and thermometers! I have also developed a step-by-step system for numbers and addition to help students develop their confidence with their mental math skills.

Suitable for: Early Years

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Platform: Virtual

Participant Max: 100


C05: Grades 4-6 Teachers vs Kids Math Games

A whole lot of Math can be squeezed into just a few short minutes at a time. Participants in this session will learn and play a variety of Math Games and Activities that only take a minute or two to play and require no prep or almost no prep (Teachers are busy enough without adding to their prep workload). These games and activities are a great way to review and reinforce math concepts already learned while they also re-energize and re-engage students. A handout with game and activity instructions will be provided so participants can immediately implement what they learn back in their classes.

Presenter: John Felling

John has been a featured speaker at many recent national conferences (NCTM, ASCD) focusing on practical solutions to issues in today’s classroom including how to teach engaging lessons both virtually and in-person but physically distanced. John brings a wealth of knowledge, insight, tips and humor to his presentations gained through his decades of experience as an educator and educational leader. John is a member of the Box Cars And One-Eyed Jacks consultant team. He is also lead-author and co-author on many of the new books in the Box Cars And One-Eyed Jacks series.

Suitable for: Early - Middle Years

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Platform: Virtual

Participant Max: 95


C06: Progression of Multiplication K-5

It is crucial that all educators understand the progression of multiplication so that we know where students are coming from and what we are preparing them for next. Learn about the progression of multiplication from the beginnings of the counting and additive phases of reasoning, into multiplicative reasoning - including multiplying multi-digit numbers, fractions and decimals. Rather than following rote procedures, we'll discuss concrete, pictorial, and abstract modeling of strategies for multiplying numbers that provide access for all our students.

Presenter: Ann Elise Record

Ann Elise Record is an independent consultant, a national presenter for the Bureau of Education and Research, a professional development facilitator for the Build Math Minds PD community, and currently the Elementary Representative on the NH Teachers of Mathematics board. She has been a classroom teacher, Math Coach/Specialist K-5, adjunct faculty member teaching math methods classes to pre-service teachers, and now thrilled to be an author! She wholeheartedly believes that there is nothing elementary about teaching elementary math! She loves every opportunity to share current best practices for teaching math and creating classroom climates that promote positive attitudes towards math and the development of lifelong mathematicians.

Suitable for: Early - Middle Years

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Platform: Virtual

Participant Max: 100


C07: Teaching Math to Spatial Learners

Math is often taught in a sequential way. Yet in order to excel in higher level Math courses, students need strong spatial skills. In elementary school, we see students who seem to intuitively understand how things work, but struggle to master math facts and operations.

This session will show you ways to teach basic facts in a different way, starting from the whole instead of building up from the parts. In my math classroom, we play with numbers and patterns. Students who are predominantly spatial learners (always thinking outside the box) will solidify their understanding of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. This session will also give examples of Math assignments that cover many curricular outcomes in one activity - ideal for online learning as well as small group work. All activities shown were used in a Covid-distanced classroom.

This session focuses on activities used in a Gr 4/5 classroom. They can also be used for review of basic math facts in grades 6-8, and to help students in higher grades who need remedial learning in Math. While I will be presenting in English, all materials for student learning will be provided in French upon request.

Presenter: Faith Loewen

Faith Loewen started her career as a music teacher. She now teaches a grade 4/5 classroom at École Julie-Riel in the Louis Riel School Division.

Suitable for: Early - Middle Years

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Platform: Virtual

Participant Max: 25


C08: Critical Inquiry in Math (Session 3 of 4)

This presentation is designed to support teacher development of a rich understanding of the diverse role of critical thinking in math classrooms. Teachers will be exposed to the fundamentals of critical inquiry. Teachers will explore exemplar learning invitations that effectively support student development of thinking competencies in math. Teachers will be introduced to thinking lessons that iteratively support student responses to an overarching critical inquiry question and task.

Presenter: Jocelynn Foxon

My name is Jocelynn Foxon, I am a Numeracy Coach in the Pine Creek School Division. This is my 7th year as a teacher and 4th as Numeracy Coach. I have also worked with The Critical Thinking Consortium for the past 3 years, I have completed the Math Lead Teacher Certification Program and I am currently training to become a Math Facilitator for TC2. I strongly believe in engaging students in thinking critically to solve relatable problems through interactive teaching. Math is my passion and my all time favorite experience is seeing a student who "is not good at math" realize that math is a place they can discover, create, and most importantly, be successful!

Suitable for: Middle Years

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

**Continued from 9:00 and 10:30, and continues at 2:00.

Platform: Virtual

Participant Max: 100


C09: Developing Problem Solving Abilities

This session will use middle years examples to illustrate the nature, learning and assessment of problem solving abilities.

Presenter: Paul Betts

Paul Betts is a Mathematics Educator from the University of Winnipeg.

Suitable for: Middle Years

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Platform: Virtual

Participant Max: 100


C10: SS-AS (Student Self-Assessment Strategies)

Looking for some SS-AS that will motivate your students? The presenter will share his full course strategic plan that got both students and parents involved in a student’s quest to improve learning and to attain the highest level of achievement possible.

Presenter: Bruce Waters

Retired high school Math teacher and university Calculus instructor, avid cyclist and sustainability advocate, husband, father and grand-papa, and reno guy.

Suitable for: Senior Years

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Platform: Virtual

Participant Max: 100


Sessions - 2:00 PM-3:00 PM

D01: Mental Math Addition 1-999

Do your students have difficulties with mental math addition especially when they have to regroup numbers? Or do you have students who need an additional challenge? In this workshop, I will present a logical step-by-step system to be used in class to help all students, small groups or individuals add numbers between 1-999. The first step focuses on adding up to ten (3 + 2) and the last step focuses on regrouping tens and units (324 + 369). The system is used with ten frame cards, number tent cards and whiteboards and can easily be taught to educational assistants, parents or tutors. Each participant will receive a list of all steps including free video teaching links that can be used in class. (All steps are available in French as well.)

Presenter: Sarah Melo

My name is Sarah Melo (M.Ed) and I am a mom, teacher, researcher and former math resource teacher and counselor. I am the founder of www.melomath4kids.ca where I show parents and educators how to talk math with children using everyday items such as clocks, money and thermometers! I have also developed a step-by-step system for numbers and addition to help students develop their confidence with their mental math skills.

Suitable for: Early Years

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Platform: Virtual

Participant Max: 100


D02: Cross Number Discovery Puzzles & Games

Have you been looking for independent work and games to support your instruction in
numeracy at the elementary school level? Celia Baron's Cross Number Discovery Puzzles and Games are aligned with the Learning Framework in Number, which is used in Math Recovery® assessment and instruction. As students work through the Cross-Number puzzles, the concepts they are missing are easily identified. Not only does it then become clear why they are “not getting it”, but more importantly, what needs to be done so they can move forward. This session will give hands-on experience with the puzzles and games and we will discuss ways to incorporate this resource into your instruction.

Presenter: Dawn Dibley

Dawn Dibley worked for 30 years as a music therapist, classroom teacher of students with disabilities, and mathematics coach for teachers of students with disabilities in Rosemount, Minnesota. She is currently an instructional coach for the US Math Recovery Council and is co-author of the book Numeracy for All Learners: Teaching Mathematics to Students with Special Needs https://us.corwin.com/en-us/nam/numeracy-for-all-learners/book268322

Suitable for: Early - Middle Years

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Platform: Virtual

Participant Max: 50



D03: Grades 4-6 Domino Math Games for Upper Elementary

Dominoes are a powerful math manipulative that are easy for students to use and understand. They are also easily sanitized and are already in many schools or are easily obtained. Participants will learn and play a variety of Math Games that focus on the Grades 4-6 concepts of Place Value (whole and decimal), Fraction Equivalency, Mixed Operations, Beginning Algebra, Chance and Probability. A handout with instructions, gameboards and skills checklists will be provided. Student work will be shared throughout the session.

Presenter: John Felling

John has been a featured speaker at many recent national conferences (NCTM, ASCD) focusing on practical solutions to issues in today’s classroom including how to teach engaging lessons both virtually and in-person but physically distanced. John brings a wealth of knowledge, insight, tips and humor to his presentations gained through his decades of experience as an educator and educational leader. John is a member of the Box Cars And One-Eyed Jacks consultant team. He is also lead-author and co-author on many of the new books in the Box Cars And One-Eyed Jacks series.

Suitable for: Early - Middle Years

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Platform: Virtual

Participant Max: 95


D04: Progression of Division K-5

It is crucial that all educators understand the progression of division so that we know where students are coming from and what we are preparing them for next. Learn about the progression of division from the beginnings of the counting and additive phases of reasoning, into multiplicative reasoning - including dividing multi-digit numbers, fractions and decimals. Rather than following rote procedures, we'll discuss concrete, pictorial, and abstract modeling of strategies for dividing numbers that provide access for all our students.

Presenter: Ann Elise Record

Ann Elise Record is an independent consultant, a national presenter for the Bureau of Education and Research, a professional development facilitator for the Build Math Minds PD community, and currently the Elementary Representative on the NH Teachers of Mathematics board. She has been a classroom teacher, Math Coach/Specialist K-5, adjunct faculty member teaching math methods classes to pre-service teachers, and now thrilled to be an author! She wholeheartedly believes that there is nothing elementary about teaching elementary math! She loves every opportunity to share current best practices for teaching math and creating classroom climates that promote positive attitudes towards math and the development of lifelong mathematicians.

Suitable for: Early - Middle Years

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Platform: Virtual

Participant Max: 100


D05: MathUp - A Look At Classroom Application. In Class and Remote

Join me as we examine Marian Smalls MathUP and how it can be utilized in a variety of environments, in class and remotely. We will take a tour of the features within this platform and look at how it can fit into a modern teaching and learning cycle.

Presenter: Jerrold Wiebe

Jerrold is a Math consultant for Pembina Trails and math teacher at Fort Richmond Collegiate.

Suitable for: Early - Middle Years

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Platform: Virtual

Participant Max: 75


D06: Making Math Stick: Strategies to Support Understanding and Recall of Concepts (MY)

Have you ever heard students say "I forget doing that"? Far too often, instruction prioritizes short-term performance at the expense of learning. Making Math Stick is about instructional and learning strategies that support students in recalling and applying previous learning to solve novel situations. In this session, I'll stress a broader view of learning that is more than getting information into heads of students. It's about encoding, consolidating and retrieval. Students will be able to recall previous learning to solve novel problems. Instruction and learning is mixed and spaced during the year.

Presenter: David Costello

Dr. David Costello is an author who has recently published two books Making Math Stick: Classroom strategies that support the long-term retention of math concepts and Using What Works: Strategies for Developing a Literacy-Rich Environment in Math. David is a principal, who has held many roles. He taught in the primary division before assuming roles of numeracy interventionist, numeracy coach, numeracy leader, and curriculum consultant for Prince Edward Island. David has also instructed university courses focused on curriculum, differentiation, mathematics, and literacy. He facilitates professional learning sessions in the area of mathematics and school development.

Suitable for: Early - Middle Years

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Platform: Virtual

Participant Max: 100


D07: Developing Problem Solving Abilities

This session will use middle years examples to illustrate the nature, learning and assessment of problem solving abilities.

Presenter: Paul Betts

Paul Betts is a Mathematics Educator from the University of Winnipeg.

Suitable for: Middle Years

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Platform: Virtual

Participant Max: 100


D08: Critical Inquiry in Math (Session 4 of 4)

This presentation is designed to support teacher development of a rich understanding of the diverse role of critical thinking in math classrooms. Teachers will be exposed to the fundamentals of critical inquiry. Teachers will explore exemplar learning invitations that effectively support student development of thinking competencies in math. Teachers will be introduced to thinking lessons that iteratively support student responses to an overarching critical inquiry question and task.

Presenter: Jocelynn Foxon

My name is Jocelynn Foxon, I am a Numeracy Coach in the Pine Creek School Division. This is my 7th year as a teacher and 4th as Numeracy Coach. I have also worked with The Critical Thinking Consortium for the past 3 years, I have completed the Math Lead Teacher Certification Program and I am currently training to become a Math Facilitator for TC2. I strongly believe in engaging students in thinking critically to solve relatable problems through interactive teaching. Math is my passion and my all time favorite experience is seeing a student who "is not good at math" realize that math is a place they can discover, create, and most importantly, be successful!

Suitable for: Middle Years

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

**Continued from 9:00, 10:30 and 12:30.

Platform: Virtual

Participant Max: 100


D09: Math Games

I love playing games and I love playing games in class. But this past year has made a lot of what we love to do so difficult! Join me while we explore how Google Slides can be used to play some paper and pencil type games in any situation - face to face; partially remote; fully remote. Hear about the reactions from Grade 6, 7 and 8 students to playing games on slides even when not in the same physical location. And go away with some resources that are ready to use in class!

Presenter: Carole Bilyk

Carole has worked with students and teachers from Kindergarten to Grade 12 for the past three decades. She is excited to be retired so she can spend time playing with math and sharing her enthusiasm for math with others.

Suitable for: Middle Years

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Platform: Virtual

Participant Max: 50


D10: CSI (Curve Sketching Introspection)

Do you remember in Biology class how you made use of a microscope to view a specimen on a slide? Did you start with the highest power of lens? Of course not! You started with the low power lens to obtain a general field of view of the slide and then you worked your way up to the highest power to focus in on the area of interest in the specimen on the slide.

In this Zoom session, the presenter will share his approach to curve sketching, starting with general field of view techniques and then progressing to more detailed information gathering procedures. All techniques and procedures discussed will be based in rational thought (of course!) and will transfer seamlessly into Calculus curve sketching. Of great interest to both new and veteran teachers alike will be the presenter’s logical approach to determining horizontal information, that being what the function is doing way out to the right and way out to the left; it could be a horizontal asymptote but it could be a whole lot more! Come see what all the fuss is about!!

Presenter: Bruce Waters

Retired high school Math teacher and university Calculus instructor, avid cyclist and sustainability advocate, husband, father and grand-papa, and reno guy.

Suitable for: Senior Years

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Platform: Virtual

Participant Max: 100