NR.IF20.027MA Mathematics Leadership Cohort
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Mathematics Leadership Cohort
Presented by: Geri Lorway, Thinking 101
Friday, October 04, 2019 | 8:30 AM - 3:15 PM
Thursday, December 05, 2019 | 8:30 AM - 3:15 PM
Tuesday, February 25, 2020 | 8:30 AM - 3:15 PM
Friday, April 24, 2020 | 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Session Location:
I.V. Macklin Public School 8876 - 108 Avenue, Grande Prairie, AB GET DIRECTIONS
About the Session:

The cohort is a place to study the importance and power of  infusing visual spatial tasks and visual spatial reasoning into our planning, teaching and assessment. The cohort attracts teachers, coaches and administrators who wish to reflect on, critically analyze, adapt and refine their personal knowledge of the essential skills that form the foundation for Literacy and Numeracy. It attracts teachers, coaches and administrators who wish to reflect on, critically analyze, adapt and refine their instructional expertise. Who wish to encourage and support colleagues to do the same.
This year we will focus on studying student work with an eye to uncovering assumptions and misconceptions in how we read, interpret and implement math curriculum, in how we read, interpret and assess student work. Participants will leave each session with tools and techniques to share their study with colleagues.
The Numeracy Gap is a Literacy Gap.

As a member of this study group, participants will work with a set of grade by grade Diagnostics designed around the essential skills that lay the Foundations for :

• Number Sense

• Mastery of number facts

• The development of computational accuracy and efficiency

• The development of long term recall 

• The development of algebraic reasoning: Kindergarten to Grade 8.

About the Presenter(s):
Geri Lorway, Thinking 101

Geri Lorway does not promote or support “discovery learning”. She promotes and supports teaching children how to think, how to reason and problem solve, how to comprehend and communicate both written and oral language in grade appropriate ways, how to use their visual spatial skills to learn, recall and apply FACTS.

The basics that form the foundation for success with Readin’, Ritin’ and ‘Rithmetic  all connect when we teach kids to THINK as they learn.

Geri's career in education spans more than 35 years. She has taught in single & multi grade classrooms, been a principal, a District Principal, a District Consultant and currently continue as a University Professor, action researcher,  coach and mentor to teachers, parents and students across Western Canada. As she works in classrooms across the province, her knowledge and understanding evolves. Teaching is change because learning is change.

Catering is not prepared in a nut/gluten-free environment.
Photography Release:
This is a public event with the likeliness of photo/video throughout the day. By attending, participants understand they may be captured in photo or video for future presentations or promotional material development. Please see conference hosts if you prefer to not be photographed.

Registration Fee:



Administrator/Administration, Curriculum Leaders/Leadeur de programme, Learning Coaches/Accompagnateur pédagogique, Substitute Teachers/Enseignant suppléant, Teachers/Enseignant

Grade Level:

K-12/Tous niveaux Maternelle à 12

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