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.
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.
Administrator/Administration, Curriculum Leaders/Leadeur de programme, Learning Coaches/Accompagnateur pédagogique, Substitute Teachers/Enseignant suppléant, Teachers/Enseignant
K-12/Tous niveaux Maternelle à 12
$150 for the series
$50 per session if you can only attend one session, or less than all 4 sessions.
While the Cohort is set up to meet 4 times in the year, you may join at any time and participate in any number of sessions. No prior experience necessary.
This learning opportunity includes lunch with each session.