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FANTASYLAND HOTEL, EDMONTON, AB  •  November 1-3, 2018

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Numeracy [clear filter]
Friday, November 2
 

10:45am MDT

Play with Math: Beginning to Grow a Math Growth Mindset
This session will address the importance of playful routines and how that can help to develop number sense in PreK to grade 1; while focusing around building a mathematical mindset with our littlest learners. We will bring to life the “fun” and “play” in Math while encouraging students to  be excited to learn through discovery and exploration and to believe in themselves!  Several number sense routines will be modelled, as well as a variety of loose parts materials and thematic math centres.

Speakers
avatar for Tracy Casselman

Tracy Casselman

Learning Consultant, Northern Lights Public Schools
Tracy Casselman is passionate about learning and teaching Math and loves to design professional development experiences that inspire teachers! Her sessions are dynamic and engaging! Tracy has nearly 22 years of teaching experience in K-8 and is currently entering her fourth year of... Read More →
avatar for Adrienne Peoples - Sprecker

Adrienne Peoples - Sprecker

Teacher, Northern Lights Public Schools
Adrienne Sprecker lives in Lac La Biche, AB. She has worked with Northern Lights Public Schools for the past 24 years. She is passionate about Early Childhood Development and also spends evenings teaching in the Educational Assistant & Early Learning and Childcare Program for Portage... Read More →



Friday November 2, 2018 10:45am - 12:00pm MDT
Room 12

10:45am MDT

Weaving First Nation, Metis and Inuit Literature into Your Math Classroom
Participants will have the opportunity to actively engage with First Nations, Métis, and Inuit literature as a springboard for a variety of hands on mathematics activities for young children.  Extensions for the activities will be explored.  Additional lessons for other pieces of literature will be provided. Links to locating stories and useful websites will be shared.

Speakers
avatar for Kerry Faber

Kerry Faber

Consultant, Edmonton Public School Board
Kerry Faber has been an educator for over 30 years, many of those with younger students in division 1. With education degrees in special needs and mathematics, she is passionate about working with students at every ability level with concepts that are both spatial and quantitative... Read More →



Friday November 2, 2018 10:45am - 12:00pm MDT
Room 9

1:15pm MDT

Early Numeracy in the Play-Based Classroom
Join us for an interactive session outlining early numeracy skills based on the mathematical strands: measurement, data analysis & chance, geometry & spatial thinking, patterns, number, sorting & classification. This session will present how to incorporate numeracy in the rhythms of the day, tried and true lesson plans, learning stories, provocations and activities from an Edmonton Catholic 100 Voices classroom. We aim to assist you in helping children of all ability levels in your class build numeracy skills in a fun and engaging way as well as change your practice to become more meaningful and intentional with numeracy in your classroom.

Speakers
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Michelle Lee

Teacher - 100 Voices, Edmonton Catholic Schools
I am a beginning teacher who was presented with an opportunity to work with 100 voices at the start of my teaching career. Through colleagues, early learning team, and professional development opportunities, I am constantly learning and sharing ideas educators can adopt to maximize... Read More →
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Amanda Lysak

Teacher - 100 Voices, Edmonton Catholic Schools
I have been teaching with Edmonton Catholic Schools for 10 years, with the last six years in 100 Voices. My love for mathematics really developed in university where all the math I had learned over my schooling really clicked and continued to develop when I was teaching grade one... Read More →


Friday November 2, 2018 1:15pm - 2:30pm MDT
Room 9

1:15pm MDT

Play with Math: Beginning to Grow a Math Growth Mindset (repeat session)
This session will address the importance of playful routines and how that can help to develop number sense in PreK to grade 1; while focusing around building a mathematical mindset with our littlest learners. We will bring to life the “fun” and “play” in Math while encouraging students to  be excited to learn through discovery and exploration and to believe in themselves!  Several number sense routines will be modelled, as well as a variety of loose parts materials and thematic math centres.

Speakers
avatar for Tracy Casselman

Tracy Casselman

Learning Consultant, Northern Lights Public Schools
Tracy Casselman is passionate about learning and teaching Math and loves to design professional development experiences that inspire teachers! Her sessions are dynamic and engaging! Tracy has nearly 22 years of teaching experience in K-8 and is currently entering her fourth year of... Read More →
avatar for Adrienne Peoples - Sprecker

Adrienne Peoples - Sprecker

Teacher, Northern Lights Public Schools
Adrienne Sprecker lives in Lac La Biche, AB. She has worked with Northern Lights Public Schools for the past 24 years. She is passionate about Early Childhood Development and also spends evenings teaching in the Educational Assistant & Early Learning and Childcare Program for Portage... Read More →


Friday November 2, 2018 1:15pm - 2:30pm MDT
Room 12

3:00pm MDT

Exploring Spatial Reasoning
Did you know that spatial reasoning is an important predictor of school achievement and has a direct impact on STEM related careers? While we talk about spatial reasoning, what does the term really mean?  During this interactive workshop we will focus on activities for building experiences in the five key strands related to geometry and spatial reasoning:
  • Symmetry
  • Composing, Decomposing, and Transforming Two-Dimensional Figures
  • Composing, Decomposing, and Transforming Three-Dimensional Objects
  • Locating, Orienting, Mapping, and Coding
  • Perspective Taking
    You will leave the workshop armed with activities to do with your students the very next day.  

Speakers
avatar for Ulana Soletsky

Ulana Soletsky

Math/Numeracy Consultant, Edmonton Regional Learning Consortium
Ulana Soletsky has been an educator for 37 years, and is passionate about all things that are math from Kindergarten to Grade 9. She spent 26 years in a classroom and for the past 13 years has held the position of AISI Coordinator, and most recently Math/Numeracy Consultant for Greater... Read More →


Friday November 2, 2018 3:00pm - 4:15pm MDT
Ballroom A
 
Saturday, November 3
 

10:45am MDT

Learning Mathematics Through Game Design
In this session, we will introduce a project focusing on students' understanding and use of mathematical concepts in the process of redesigning existing board games. Students’ design of new rules involved using mathematics (i.e., multiplication, drawing and estimating area). Once a game is designed, players need to understand the roles and rules of different game pieces, engage in movements and actions in the modeled world, and make sense of it through play. As such, game design practice provides an ideal space for developing mathematical literacy during the design process as well as through the play experience.

This project was a collaboration between an inner-city elementary school of Calgary Board of Education and the University of Calgary, through which we explored different board games and the ways of engaging learners in redesigning games. In the grade 3 and 4 mixed class, students redesigned an existing game called Inverse 3D. Seven student teams created seven unique games that changes the different parts of the original rules. 

During the session, the participants will hear about the overall lesson designs. The participants will then play games that students (Grade 3/4) created and discuss the mathematical ideas behind the games and the potential of learners developing mathematical literacy with similar activities in their own classrooms. They will also provide some feedback for the student game designers.

Speakers
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Shayla Jaques

Math Learning Leader, Calgary Board of Education
Shayla Jacques in the math learning leader at Connaught School of Calgary Board of Education. She is currently teaching a combined 3/4 class. She is passionate not only about exploring and new learning approaches for young learners but also about playing and designing board games... Read More →
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Beaumie Kim

Associate Professo, University of Calgary
Beaumie Kim is an associate professor of the Learning Sciences at the Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary. Her work is focused on empowering learners to design learning resources and tools using games. Her research work is carried out in collaboration with teachers... Read More →
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Miwa Aoki Takeuchi

Assistant Professor, University of Calgary
Miwa Aoki Takeuchi is an assistant professor of the Learning Sciences at the Werklund School of Education. Her areas of expertise are equity and diversity in early mathematics education and the relationships between language and mathematics learning. Dr. Takeuchi approaches this issue... Read More →


Saturday November 3, 2018 10:45am - 12:00pm MDT
Room 15

10:45am MDT

Math Shakers: There's a Whole Lot of Shaking Going On!
Come play with Box Cars’ favorite million dollar math manipulative – a pill container filled with dice. This manipulative has proven to be the most popular with students and teachers alike. The math shake break activities incorporate all learning channels, allow students to move and learn in your daily math programs, centers, or at home. The activities are easy to differentiate and use either whole class or in centers/small groups. Use them to help teach and practice the following concepts: subitizing, patters, comparing numbers, place value to 100, fact fluency including doubles, make tens, commutative and associative properties of + and -, early multiplication, skip counting, and more. Journal masters and student samples, ideas for assessment will be shared. Shake break music list and lots of active movement are in store! Come prepared to play, dance and learn!

Speakers
avatar for Box Cars and One Eyed Jacks

Box Cars and One Eyed Jacks

Trade Show Coordinator, Box Cars and One-Eyed Jacks
Box Cars and One-Eyed Jacks is a leading Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 10 consulting and publishing company specializing in games and teaching strategies for classrooms across North America. We publish award-winning math and literacy game books for primary, upper elementary and middle... Read More →



Saturday November 3, 2018 10:45am - 12:00pm MDT
Room 5