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GEDSB ASPDO

Please consider attending Grand Erie DSB’s After School PD…

Enhancing Mathematical Understanding through Effective Numeracy Blocks

This session will focus on enhancing students’ understanding of math concepts through effective use of the numeracy block. Emphasis will be made on developing three-part lessons which incorporate a problem solving approach. Participants are asked to bring either their Math Alignment Scope and Sequence or their Mathematics curriculum documents.
Time: 4:00 – 5:30
Date: November 8, 2011 Location: NSSC (Waterford) E-Center: 9402
Date: November 9, 2011 Location: JBLC , 347 Erie Avenue, Brantford E-Center: 9403
This is just ONE of the workshops offered, but the only one specifically relating to math. For more details on the other workshops, feel free to e-mail me OR check your staff room info board.
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GEDSB ASPDO

Here are some of the math workshops offered in the After School Professional Development Opportunites from Grand Erie District School Board for the 2010-2011 school year.

Numeracy Block: Planning Three-Part Lessons
Elementary Teachers
E-Centre ID: 9056
Oct 18, 2010 4:00-5:30 pm Joseph Brant Learning Centre

OR

E-Centre ID: 9057
October 20, 2010 4:00 -5:30 pm Waterford District High School

Details:
This session will examine planning for an effective numeracy block, with emphasis on developing three-part
problem-solving lessons. Participants will have an opportunity to work on planning their own threepart
lesson, and are asked to bring their own resources for this planning (e.g., text Teaching Guide
such as Math Makes Sense, Effective Guides, Supersource Guides, professional resources such as Van
de Walle and/or Burns, Mathematics curriculum document).

Assessment: Developing Rich Tasks
Elementary Teachers
E-Centre ID: 9048
February 7, 2011 4:00-5:30 pm Joseph Brant Learning Centre

OR

E-Centre ID: 9049
February 9, 2011 4:00-5:30 pm Jarvis Public School

Details:
Participants in this session will examine the process of rich task creation, with a focus on differentiation
and higher order thinking. Participants are asked to bring current plans, lessons, tasks or ideas that will
provide the opportunity to apply their new learning in an authentic context. Please bring any relevant
curriculum and support documents.

Numeracy Block: Incorporating the Process Expectations
Elementary Teachers
E-Centre ID: 9058
February 23, 2011 4:00 -5:30 pm Joseph Brant Learning Centre

OR

E-Centre ID: 9059
February 24, 2011 4:00 -5:30 pm Waterford District High School

Details:
This session will examine lesson-planning that builds students’ mathematical understanding through the
development of the process expectations, with particular emphasis on problem-solving and
communication. Participants will have the opportunity to work on developing lessons that build upon these
process expectations, and are asked to bring their own resources for this planning (e.g., text Teaching
Guide such as Math Makes Sense, Effective Guides, Supersource guides, professional resources such as
Van de Walle and/or Burns, Mathematics curriculum document).

Early Numeracy
Kindergarten Teachers
E-Centre ID: 9089
March 21, 2011 4:00 – 5:30 pm Nipissing University (Room 002)

OR

E-Centre ID: 9090
March 23, 2011 4:00-5:30pm Jarvis Public School

Details:
Exploring developmental stages, scaffolding and teaching strategies, school-home connections, and
activity based learning; math read aloud books and teachable moments. …MAKE AND TAKE

Making Math Accessible
Elementary Teachers
E-Centre ID: 9103
March 28, 2011 4:00-5:30pm Joseph Brant Learning Centre

OR

E-Centre ID: 9104
March 30, 2011 4:00-5:30 pm Waterford District High School

Details:
This session will focus on creating a rich mathematics program that facilitates success for all learners.
Participants will examine strategies and tasks that can provide an entry point for all learners.

101 ways to Use The Learning Carpet
Rediscover your school’s Carpet
Elementary Teachers
E-Centre ID: 9100
April 27, 2011 4:00 – 7:00 pm Joseph Brant Learning Centre
Details:
This workshop is a fast-paced, interactive programme that will introduce innumerable and creative ways to
use The Learning Carpet. Teachers will actively experience concepts in all five strands of mathematics.
Practical strategies for map and globe skills and basic phonemic awareness, will also be shared using the
grid. The Learning Carpet, is a teaching tool that is used to kinesthetically teach primary/junior children
math and language concepts.
Each GEDSB school (one Kindergarten teacher per building) was provided with training on the Learning
Carpet and received a carpet in 2005.
Light dinner provided.

Grand Erie DSB Summer Program Offerings

GEDSB Summer Program Offerings
These are the 2010 Summer Programs that focus on professional development related to Numeracy. For a full list of offerings, see the Six Nations Schools website.

The workshops contain the following information:

Workshop Title
Audience
Dates/Location
e-Centre #

*Junior Mathematics (Grades 4-6)
Day 1: Junior Mathematics (Grades 1-3): Looking at GEDSB Math Alignment Project, Ministry Resources and Student work samples.
Day 2: Learning to use the Smart Board in your math program (linked with the GEDSB Math Alignment Project )
Questions? Email Nancy Norton (nancy.norton@granderie.ca)
Gr. 4-6
August 16 & 17
9:30am-3:00pm
TRC – Computer Lab
8905

*Teaching & Learning Through Problem-Solving (Grades 4-6)
“The most effective method for developing and consolidating students’ understanding of mathematical concepts …is teaching through problem-solving.” This two-day session will go beyond the Problem-of-the-Week to focus on how problem-solving can be an integral ingredient in your mathematics program. It will help teachers and students to understand and connect the big ideas in mathematics, and focus on improving students’ communication of their mathematical understanding. Participants are asked to bring a copy of
A Guide to Effective Instruction in Mathematics, K-6
Volume 2: Problem-Solving and Communication.
Gr. 4-6
August 17 & 18
9:00am – 3:00pm
Joseph Brant Learning Centre – Thayendanegea Room
8952


*Junior Mathematics (Grades 4-6)
Day 1: Junior Mathematics (Grades 1-3): Looking at GEDSB Math Alignment Project, Ministry Resources and Student work samples.
Day 2: Learning to use the Smart Board in your math program (linked with the GEDSB Math Alignment Project )
Questions? Email Nancy Norton (nancy.norton@granderie.ca)
Gr. 4-6
August 18 & 19
9:30am-3:00pm
Haldimand Support Centre – Haldimand Room
8906

*Junior Mathematics (Grades 4-6)
Day 1: Junior Mathematics (Grades 1-3): Looking at GEDSB Math Alignment Project, Ministry Resources and Student work samples.
Day 2: Learning to use the Smart Board in your math program (linked with the GEDSB Math Alignment Project )
Questions? Email Nancy Norton (nancy.norton@granderie.ca)
Gr. 4-6
August 20 & 21
9:30am-3:00pm
Doverwood Public School
8907

*Primary Mathematics ( Grades 1-3)
Day 1: Primary Mathematics (Grades 1-3): Looking at GEDSB Math Alignment Project, Ministry Resources and Student work samples.
Day 2: Learning to use the Smart Board in your math program (linked with the GEDSB Math Alignment Project )
Questions? Email Nancy Norton (nancy.norton@granderie.ca)
Gr. 1-3
August 23 & 24
9:30am-3:00pm
Doverwood Public School
8894


*Making Mathematics Accessible for All Students
This hands-on, active, 2-day workshop will focus on creating a high quality math program for all students, using Guides to Effective Instruction in Mathematics and LNS resources.
Key focus areas include:
-what a high quality program looks like, feels like, sounds like
-creating a rich, differentiated math environment, including manipulatives and technology
-three-part problem solving lessons
-instruction and assessment before, during, and after.
Gr. 1-6
August 24 & 25
9:00 – 3:00
Joseph Brant Learning Centre – Thayendanegea Room
8949

*Primary Mathematics ( Grades 1-3)
Day 1: Primary Mathematics (Grades 1-3): Looking at GEDSB Math Alignment Project, Ministry Resources and Student work samples.
Day 2: Learning to use the Smart Board in your math program (linked with the GEDSB Math Alignment Project )
Questions? Email Nancy Norton (nancy.norton@granderie.ca)
Gr. 1-3
August 25 & 26
9:30am-3:00pm
TRC – Computer Lab
8895

*ICT Collaborative Technology Training – parts 1 & 2 (provided by Virtual GrandE Project)
Part 1: Participants will be exposed to VIDEO-CONFERENCING, SKYPE, and ADOBE CONNECT tools with the goal of considering their viability for safe use within daily teaching and learning practice. Participants will also be exposed to a number of video clips and real-time video connections during the session.
Part 2: Prerequisite: Completion of Part 1. Participants will further examine our current ICT tools with the intent of framing their use within the classroom. The links between ICT tool usage and student safety, differentiated learning strategies, as well as student engagement strategies will be explored.
While both of these identical sessions are open to all GEDSB teachers, part 1 of the training should be accomplished prior to beginning PART 2 of instruction. Teachers can sign up for these two training modules separately or together on eCENTRE, as desired.
August 27
Part 1 – 9:00am-12:pm
Part 2 – 12:45pm-3:00pm
TRC – Computer Lab
Part 1 (am) – 8945
Part 2 (pm) – 8947

*Primary Mathematics ( Grades 1-3)
Day 1: Primary Mathematics (Grades 1-3): Looking at GEDSB Math Alignment Project and, Ministry Resources and Student work samples.
Day 2: Learning to use the Smart Board in your math program (linked with the GEDSB Math Alignment Project )
Questions? Email Nancy Norton (nancy.norton@granderie.ca)
Gr. 1-3
August 30 & 31
9:30am-3:00pm
Haldimand School Support Centre – Haldimand Room
8896

*Differentiated Instruction (Grades 7-10)
Two day session on DI in intermediate classes. The focus will be on utilizing new Ministry of Education material and practical ways of incorporating DI into the following subject areas: English/Language, Math, Geography, History, Career Education, Science, and Business. Day two will be in a computer lab. Participants will leave with practical lessons which can be used to differentiate instruction in their classrooms.
Gr. 7-10
August 30 & September 1
9:00 – 2:00
TRC – Alexandra Room
8933

*ICT Collaborative Technology Training – parts 1 & 2 (provided by Virtual GrandE Project)
Part 1: Participants will be exposed to VIDEO-CONFERENCING, SKYPE, and ADOBE CONNECT tools with the goal of considering their viability for safe use within daily teaching and learning practice. Participants will also be exposed to a number of video clips and real-time video connections during the session.
Part 2: Prerequisite: Completion of Part 1. Participants will further examine our current ICT tools with the intent of framing their use within the classroom. The links between ICT tool usage and student safety, differentiated learning strategies, as well as student engagement strategies will be explored.
While both of these identical sessions are open to all GEDSB teachers, part 1 of the training should be accomplished prior to beginning PART 2 of instruction. Teachers can sign up for these two training modules separately or together on eCENTRE, as
desired.
August 31
Part 1 – 9:00am-12:pm
Part 2 – 12:45pm-3:00pm
TRC – Computer Lab
Part 1 (am) – 8946
9:00 – 12:00
Part 2 (pm)– 8948
12:45 – 3:00

Grand Erie After School PD Opportunities

By now, ALL the schools should have a package of Grand Erie after school PD opportunities posted for the staff. I have highlighted the math related workshops on the sidebar, organized by month, for those of you interested. For further information please feel free to contact me.