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District PD Cohort for 2013-2014

Registration is now open for the District PD Cohort that will be formed with Division 3 and Division 4 Math teachers in the 2013/14 school year.

The dates are scheduled for August 30, 2013, October 25 2013 and February 14 2014.

The basic breakdown of the three days are:

August 30, 2013  October 25, 2013  February 14, 2014 
Building Transitions between Math Courses (Div 3 & 4)DawnMarie Balisky

& Josie Nagtegaal

Location TBA $50


Engaging Students with Technology in Div 3 & 4 MathDawnMarie Balisky

& Josie Nagtegaal

Location TBA $50


Sharing Authentic MathTasks in Div 3 & 4

DawnMarie Balisky

& Josie Nagtegaal

Location TBA $50


Registration Link:
Descriptor:Division 3 and 4 Math teachers will meet together to discuss the gaps that become evident as students progress in Math. Time will be spent analyzing curriculum from pre and post-requisite courses to gain a deeper understanding of the level of student abilities as they enter classes. Teachers will work collaboratively to create solutions and bridges related to the gaps that are identified. Teacher networking will assist in building collaborative professional learning communities with partner schools.

Teachers are asked to bring

: curriculum documents and achievement standards; subject specific textbook/s.

Descriptor:Div 3 and 4 Math teachers will spend the morning looking at various software programs that allow students to interact with a variety of math concepts. The day will focus on both GEOGEBRA and EXPLORE LEARNING GIZMOS. Teachers will be working in teams in their subject area. After software basics have been explained, teachers will build/tweak/enhance technology lessons/demos that can be immediately implemented in the classroom. Teachers will enhance their day by bringing: curriculum docs, textbooks and iPADS. A discussion of how iPADS / Apple TV can be used to integrate technology may be held in the p.m Descriptor:Div 3 and 4 Math teachers will discuss/analyze a variety of tasks that focus on the seven processes of the Math curriculum. As the day unfolds, this may include projects, performance tasks, constructing understandings, and “Work While Collaborating (WWC)” etc. The focus of the day will be on how project based learning can take on various forms within the classroom.

Teachers should bring a current assessment tool

and come prepared to spend the afternoon tweaking/building and/or enhancing it. The goal of the day is to leave with a new style of assessment tool that directly correlates to a course each teacher is teaching.

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