BC Ministry of Ed Archived Webcasts | Cyberchase | Educational Research (Recorded) Webinars | Geometer's Sketchpad | Pearson Math Makes Sense PD Opportunities | Book Studies | NCTM | Math Solutions (Marilyn Burns) | ON Ministry of Ed Open Online Opportunities | Annenberg Media | Workshops Delivered by Ms. Paula Thompson | APEC Human Resources Development Working Group on Mathematics Education | Assessment PD Opportunities | Differentiated Instruction PD Opportunities

BC Ministry of Ed Archived Webcasts

Intro To The Math K-7 Integrated Resource Package (IRP)

Implementing The New Math IRP

Math as a Teachable Moment, Part 1

Math as a Teachable Moment, Part 2


Cyberchase


Educational Research (Recorded) Webinars


Geometer's Sketchpad

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Pearson Math Makes Sense PD Opportunities

Math Makes Sense Orientation Session

  • These orientation sessions provide an overview of Pearson Math Makes Sense WNCP Edition. You can watch them in any order, anytime, and as often as you like. Each session runs between 10 to 15 minutes.

Differentiated Instruction: A Focus on Differentiated Instruction With MMS

  • Presented by Gretha Pallen


Book Studies

If you are a YTA or YEU member of this wiki, you can put your name on the list of educators who are interested in participating in a book study! If you are not a member of this wiki yet, then click on the join link above. To become a member of this wiki so that you can add you name, click "Join This Wiki."

Teaching Student-Centred Mathematics Grades 5-8 Book Study (More Information)

Elementary & Middle School Mathematics Teaching Developmentally K-8 Book Study (More Information)

NCTM

Pairing Podcasts & Journal Articles

  • Several sessions from NCTM’s 2009 Annual Meeting and Exposition in Washington, D.C., have been turned into podcasts and paired with an article from one of NCTM’s school journals. These podcasts are now available for download to your computer or MP3 player. YTA & YEU members can ask me to purchase them a copy of the article of their choice by sending me a quick note @ Paula.Thompson@yesnet.yk.ca.

E-Seminars Schedule and Desciptions (Live Events)

E-Seminars ANYTIME

  • With the purchase of an E-Seminar ANYTIME, you will receive a recording of the E-Seminar, as well as, a site facilitator guide.
  • Get a closer look at hot topics in math education with these onetime 60-minute online seminars presented by experienced math educators. more >>
  • E-Seminar ANYTIME topics
  • Here are a couple of examples:
    • Preparing for the First Days of Mathematics Instruction and Beyond (Elementary) with Susan Garthwaite, Fairfax County Public Schools, VA
      Purchase
      This E-Seminar will help teachers create and support a mathematics community within their classrooms. Ideas will be shared about how to prepare the physical space of the classroom. In addition, teachers will learn how to begin building a classroom culture that supports discourse and students' mathematical understanding.
    • Effective Mathematics Instruction: The Role of Mathematical Tasks (K-12) with Margaret S. Smith, University of Pittsburg, Pittsburgh, PA
      Purchase
      This seminar will focus on the [[#|relationship]] between the nature of the mathematical tasks in which students engage and what students ultimately learn about what mathematics is and how one does it. Specifically, the seminar will focus on the cognitive demands of mathematical tasks, how these demands can change during instruction, and why maintaining the high level demands of tasks is critical to student learning. Participants will have [[#|opportunity]] to engage in an analysis of two tasks, to analyze several short vignettes of classroom instruction, and to consider research that makes salient the impact of tasks on learning.
    • Why Don’t My Students Have Number Sense? (Grades 6-8) with Eric Milou, Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ
      Purchase
      Workshop participants will be presented with methodology, activities, and strategies that can lead to improved number sense in students. The focus of this session will be to discuss the difference between and the [[#|relationship]] of computational proficiency and number sense. Content included in the presentation will be whole number computation, fractions and decimals.

Live E-Workshops Schedule & Description (Live Events)

  • Most E-Workshops include a follow-up session to reflect and discuss the impact of the activities on student learning and to explore some additional activities. Get more information on how E-Workshops work.
  • Live E-Workshop Schedule

Math Solutions (Marilyn Burns)

Achievement in Mathematics Series

Coaching

Experts in mathematics professional development will discuss and answer your questions about improving teacher effectiveness, student learning, and test results.
Discussion Topics:
  • Key elements of an effective coaching program
  • Implementing a coaching program
  • Funding your coaching program
Featuring:
Kathy Kallmyer, Math Coach
Nagel Middle School, Forest Hills Local Schools, Cincinnati, Ohio
Carolyn Felux, Education Director
Math Solutions
Moderated by: Patty Clark, Education Specialist, Math Solutions
Originally aired: Wednesday, September 23, 2009 @ 11:00 AM PST
This event is now archived and can be viewed @ http://www.mathsolutions.com/index.cfm?page=wp10&crid=413.

Professional Learning Communities

Experts in mathematics professional development will discuss and answer your questions about improving teacher effectiveness, student learning, and test results.
What are the three big ideas that drive effective PLCs?
  • Ensuring that students learn
  • Focusing on results
  • Creating a culture of collaboration
Featuring:
Cathy L. Seeley
Author of Faster Isn't Smarter: Messages About Math, Teaching, and Learning in the 21st Century
Past President of National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
Moderated by: Patty Clark, Education Specialist, Math Solutions
Originally aired: Wednesday, October 14, 2009 @ 11:00 AM PST
This event is now archived and can be viewed @ http://www.mathsolutions.com/index.cfm?page=wp10&crid=413 on a Windows-based machine.

Differentiation

Experts in mathematics professional development will discuss and answer your questions about improving teacher effectiveness, student learning, and test results.
Discussion Topics:
  • Essential strategies and skills for effective differentiated instruction in the K–8 math classroom
  • How to develop and sustain a culture that supports differentiated instruction in your school or district
Originally aired: Wednesday, November 18, 2009 @ 11:00 AM PST
This event is now archived and can be viewed @ http://www.mathsolutions.com/index.cfm?page=wp10&crid=413 on a Windows-based machine.

English Language Learners

Experts in mathematics professional development will discuss and answer your questions about improving teacher effectiveness, student learning, and test results.
Discussion Topics:
  • How to best support your mainstream teachers who have ELL students in their math classrooms
  • Classroom tested strategies and lesson planning for effective K–5 math instruction in the regular classroom
  • How math instruction can help the teaching and learning of English language skills
Originally aired: Wednesday, December 16, 2009 @ 11:00 AM PST
This event is now archived and can be viewed @ http://www.mathsolutions.com/index.cfm?page=wp10&crid=413 on a Windows-based machine.


ON Ministry of Ed Open Online Opportunities

Numeracy Modules for Grades 4-6

These online numeracy modules were developed for elementary teachers by the Ontario Ministry of Education. The modules include videos of teachers in action, activity sheets, lesson plans and more.
Communication
Decimal Numbers
Fractions
Home Connections
Junior Algebra
Measurement
Multiplication & Division
Problem Solving

Numératie - 4e à la 6e

Angles
Formes géométriques
Modélisation et algèbre
Numération et sens du nombre
Opérations fondamentales
Position et déplacement

Annenberg Media

K-8 Mathematics: What’s the Big Idea?

Many teachers are interested in changing the way they teach mathematics. In this workshop learn some mathematics yourself, as well as new and creative ways to teach in your classroom. http://www.learner.org/workshops/math/

Private Universe Project in Mathematics

Research shows that children often invent complex mathematical concepts, even at young ages. This workshop explores how math teaching can be structured to encourage those inventions, turn students on to math, and improve achievement. http://www.learner.org/workshops/pupmath/

Teaching Math

A Video Library, 5-8, http://www.learner.org/resources/series33.htm teachers reveal their strategies for improving their students' understanding of mathematical concepts.

See real middle school teachers incorporating the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics standards into their lessons, while learning as much about teaching as their students do about math. The programs demonstrate how teachers guide and assess student understanding, and offer strategies for keeping students motivated and engaged at this critical age.

Learning Math

When teachers have a deep conceptual understanding of mathematics, it can help their students develop strong mathematical skills and knowledge. Learning Math is a series of five multimedia, college-level courses designed to teach mathematics content to elementary and middle school teachers. Organized around the content standards developed by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), the courses cover Number and Operations; Patterns, Functions, and Algebra; Geometry; Measurement; and Data Analysis, Statistics, and Probability.
Official registration is not required, the courses can be completed online at any time.

Overall Objectives
  • To help teachers better understand mathematics content
  • To provide engaging explorations of mathematics using video, interactive activities, and problem solving
  • To encourage teachers to view mathematics as more than rote sets of rules and procedures

Mathematics Illuminated

The Primes

The properties and patterns of prime numbers—whole numbers that are divisible only by themselves and one—have been a source of wonder across cultures for thousands of years, and the study of prime numbers is fundamental to mathematics. This unit explores our fascination with primes, culminating in the million-dollar puzzle of the Riemann Hypothesis, a possible description of the pattern behind the primes, and the use of the primes as the foundation of modern cryptography.
Go to The Primes

Making Sense of Randomness

Probability is the mathematical study of randomness, or events in which the outcome is uncertain. This unit examines probability, tracing its evolution from a way to improve chances at the gaming table to modern applications of understanding traffic flow and financial markets.
Go to Making Sense of Randomness

Workshops Delivered by Ms. Paula Thompson

Once enough people have expressed an interest in any one of these workshops, I will make it happen!

Workshops That Utilize Box Cars & One-Eyed Jacks Resources


Workshops That Utilize Popular Television Programs

NUMB3RS 4CTIVITI3S (Numbers Activities)
Texas Instruments partnered with CBS, in association with the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), to develop educational resources based on the hit series NUMB3RS. In this 1.5-3 hour workshop, participants will watch an episode of NUMB3RS. Classroom activities based on the mathematics from the episode will be completed. Register here for the next workshop.

APEC Human Resources Development Working Group on Mathematics Education

International comparison studies have found significantly different levels of achievement and practice in mathematics education in the East and West.
  • Asian educational systems generally produce students with a strong grasp of the content knowledge, with higher scores on the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS).
  • Western systems have strengths in applying knowledge to real life situations. Many Western economies are among the most scientifically innovative in terms of such indicators as new scientific patents.
The pressing issue is how to combine the best of both systems.

Instruction: strategies to help teachers emphasizing Singapore Math the Japanese professional development process called Lesson Study.

Classroom Innovations through Lesson Study, provides videos of research lessons highlighting this process with segment by segment analysis.

Videos of Lesson Study Research Lessons:
Multiplication (Grade 3, Japan)
Thinking Systematically (Grade 6, Japan)
Area of the Circle (Grade 5, Japan)
Whole Number Categorization (Grade 5, Japan)
Multiply and Divide Fractions (Grade 6, Japan)
Decimal Numbers (Grade 5, Japan)
Quadrilaterals (Singapore)
Sides of Squares and the symbol ‘√’ (Grade 7, U.S.A.)
Interpreting the graph of the derivative of a function (Grade 11, U.S.A.)
Does the area of the quadrilateral change? (Grade 6, U.S.A.)
How many cards do we need to display the dates? (Grade 3, U.S.A.)

List of the available research lesson videos.

Standards: sample standards (in English) from 9 APEC economies with comparative analyses.

Assessment PD Opportunities


Differentiated Instruction PD Opportunities