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Thursday, February 22
 

10:30

Instruction and Assessment Practices for Middle School Math
Teachers from Horizon School division have been participating in an Alberta Research Network sponsored research project exploring the impact of teacher professional development on assessment practices in the middle school mathematics classroom. The lead presenter on this presentation is the lead researcher on the project and has asked teachers in the project share their research based assessment and instructional practices. At this time, it is anticipated that there will be 3 teachers presenting alongside Richelle. The goal is for teachers to share what they have learned and what has worked (and sometimes what has not worked) in their classrooms.Participants will be provided with practical ideas to use in their math class. Several teachers will be sharing practices that they have used in their classes.

Speakers
avatar for Richelle Marynowski

Richelle Marynowski

Associate Professor, University of Lethbridge
I am currently an Associate Professor with a specialization in mathematics teaching and learning and classroom assessment and evaluation. I spent 15 years teaching in K - 12 schools in both rural and urban settings. I am passionate about teaching and learning at all levels including... Read More →



Thursday February 22, 2018 10:30 - 12:00
L 1170B University Library, University of Lethbridge, 4401 University Drive, Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 3M4

10:30

NEW SESSION: Builders & Storytellers: Teaching in the 21st Century
Ours is a species of builders. Since our evolutionary ancestors tamed fire and fashioned the first stone tools, humanity has been driven to construct increasingly elaborate and ingenious solutions to meet its needs and address its problems. Simply put, ‘we were made to make’. But we shouldn’t forget that we are also a species of storytellers. If we were to trace any one of our collective accomplishments back to its point of inception, almost immediately we would find a group of individuals gathered around a campfire, a meal, or a drawing on the wall talking. In this presentation, the ATA’s expert on innovative learning spaces will explain how you can tap into your inner builder and storyteller to bring curricula to life in your classrooms. In this time of significant change, meaningful teaching may not require the latest technogadgetry, but may draw instead on our ancestral urges to build stuff out of sticks and talk about it.

Speakers
avatar for Dan Grassick

Dan Grassick

Executive Staff Officer, Professional Development, Alberta Teachers' Association
Dan Grassick is an Executive Staff Officer in the Association's Professional Development program area. Among his chief responsibilities are supporting the ATA's teachers' convention associations and working with the Faculty of Education at the University of Lethbridge. Before joining... Read More →


Thursday February 22, 2018 10:30 - 12:00
AH 175 Anderson Hall, University of Lethbridge, 4401 University Drive, Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 3M4

12:30

Active Problem Solving
Get students active with rich math tasks and problem solving. Get your students engaged with doing math tasks by getting them up and moving, performing, and solving math problems. Topics explored will include 3 Act Math ideas, games, warmups, and ways to change your lessons to try and get students up and moving. Topics suitable for grades 5-9 but ideas could be implemented in a variety of grades.

Speakers
EH

Erin Houston

Erin Houston has taught math for many, many, many years. She enjoys challenging kids to think and do in the math class.


Thursday February 22, 2018 12:30 - 14:00
L 1060 University Library, University of Lethbridge, 4401 University Drive, Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 3M4

12:30

Puzzles and Problems in the K-12 Math Classroom
A panel of teachers from Holy Spirit School Division will be presenting their learning and ideas about integrating puzzles and problem solving into their practice. Panel members engaged in a four-month learning experience where they explored mathematical puzzles and problems and tried them out in their teaching. Panel members are from various grade levels and will share their experiences.

Speakers
avatar for Richelle Marynowski

Richelle Marynowski

Associate Professor, University of Lethbridge
I am currently an Associate Professor with a specialization in mathematics teaching and learning and classroom assessment and evaluation. I spent 15 years teaching in K - 12 schools in both rural and urban settings. I am passionate about teaching and learning at all levels including... Read More →



Thursday February 22, 2018 12:30 - 14:00
L 1170B University Library, University of Lethbridge, 4401 University Drive, Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 3M4

12:30

Solve the Problem with Word Problems: Build the Bridge from Literacy to Numeracy
Build literacy, numeracy and math skills as you teach students how to comprehend and solve word problems. This is a school wide approach. Throughout this interactive session, participants will engage with an approach to teaching problem solving built not from giving problems, but from using student responses to build comprehension, communication and content knowledge with your students. Across all the grades, students benefit from learning how to analyze and evaluate the work of others. YES, at every grade! It’s not just “doing” math, it’s learning how to search for sense, how to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. This is truly balancing literacy.... learning how to apply basic reading & writing skills into the thinking, reasoning and doing of mathematics. Designed around samples of student work, participants will leave with problems and criteria that can be used to develop literacy and numeracy skills across a range of grades. You will want to try this on Monday!

Speakers
GL

Geri Lorway

Known for her passion and energy, Geri ‘s presentations challenge participants to reflect, to question, to argue and reason. But not too serious: Laugh out loud, stomp your feet and clap. There will be joy in teaching! Changing thinking, one mind at a time.


Thursday February 22, 2018 12:30 - 14:00
AH 116 Anderson Hall, University of Lethbridge, 4401 University Drive, Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 3M4

14:30

U of L Curriculum Lab: What Sources Do We Recommend?
There are too many quality teaching resources and not enough time to explore them all! Enjoy some time to interact with print and digital sources relevant to your teaching context. The session will start with our new search tool for easily locating books, videos and kits. Featured items: professional support in all subjects and Fountas and Pinnell Leveled Literature Intervention kits. Next, we will explore our new guides at www.uleth.ca/education/curr, which identify resources most useful for each subject/grade. Sources include cross-curricular literature lists, LearnAlberta Resources, Specific databases in LearnAlberta’s Online Reference Centre, new platform on Ninjaplans lesson sharing site, Education for Reconciliation supports, streaming video and more. Participants can then choose to either seek specific instruction in one or more sources, or to explore sources independently. Participants can bring a device (such as a laptop) or can borrow one of the Curriculum Lab Laptops. At the conclusion of the session, participants will identify how at least one source can add to their current teaching practice. Note: U of L Almuni are eligible for a free Library membership. Non-Alumni can purchase a Community card to borrow Curriculum Lab items ($30). To activate any membership bring a U of L ID card (former student card or get a new card at Campus IT, TH 218).

Speakers
BC

Beth Cormier

Beth Cormier is a Curriculum Librarian in the Faculty of Education’s Curriculum Lab. Her primary focus is to connect pre-service teachers with quality materials in support of teaching and learning.


Thursday February 22, 2018 14:30 - 16:00
L 1170B University Library, University of Lethbridge, 4401 University Drive, Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 3M4
 
Friday, February 23
 

10:30

Indigenous Ways of Knowing
This workshop is designed to be an introduction to some basic First Nations, Métis and Inuit worldviews, cultural beliefs and values. It is neither a comprehensive nor exhaustive exploration of Indigenous ways of knowing, but rather a series of focused conversation starters for groups of educators engaged in reconciliation. The foundational knowledge activities are to support educators through the concepts of reconciliation as part of ongoing professional learning. The intent is to build awareness and curiosity in teachers to explore more on their own. Worldviews and Ways of Knowing are like stones thrown into the water from which other circles grow. Learning about the traditional and contemporary experiences unique to First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples helps to gain understanding and appreciation.

Speakers

Friday February 23, 2018 10:30 - 12:00
L 1170B University Library, University of Lethbridge, 4401 University Drive, Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 3M4

12:30

You mean I get a choice in what I get to do in math!
This session will explore the tiering of content; specifically questions used in a grade 7/8 math environment. Past math practices have utilized a "one-size-fits-all" questioning practice that groups students as a whole. Tiering of questions provides students the opportunity to choose their learning journey based on self assessment. This session will address: - differentiated practices (DI) - assessment strategies - fair vs. equal - anchor activities - capstone research


Friday February 23, 2018 12:30 - 14:00
TH 204 Turcotte Hall, University of Lethbridge, 4401 University Drive, Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 3M4

12:30

Exploring the Connections between Math and Citizenship Education
When the question of talking or teaching about citizenship comes up in curriculum, there is never any doubt that the concept and perception can be explored in Social Studies and English/Language Arts classes in schools, but what about Math class? This interactive session provides a place for teachers to explore the connections between math and citizenship through activities designed to unravel what citizenship means and how math connects to these understandings. The importance of this topic is derived from the Algebra Project’s founder, Bob Moses (2001) who said that “in today’s world, economic access and full citizenship depend crucially on math and science literacy” (p. 5, emphasis added). Yet we as teachers often assume a natural progression of topics and a have a normal expectation that not all students can or will succeed in math in schools. In this workshop, we will explore the ways in which stereotypes around who is seen to do and achieve in math impact the teaching and learning of math and how we can move beyond these stereotypes in our classrooms.

Speakers
MH

Michelle Hawks

Michelle Hawks is a doctoral student in Educational Policy Studies at the University of Alberta, and the Global Education Team (GET) Coordinator for the Centre for Global Citizenship Education and Research (CGCER).


Friday February 23, 2018 12:30 - 14:00
M 1030 Markin Hall, University of Lethbridge, 4401 University Drive, Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 3M4