Developing Good Problems: Learning Through Problem Solving in Junior High
|Date:||August 24, 2012|
|Time:||9:00 am – 3:30 pm|
Edmonton (Fantasyland Hotel)
17700 - 87 Avenue
Who should attend
Grades 7-9 Math Teachers
About this learning opportunity
What does problem solving look like in a junior high classroom? Come and explore ways to get your students engaged in mathematics using a "Dan Meyer makeover". We will explore the use of visuals and multi-media to enhance student learning as well as learn ways to pull math out of your resources and make the subject come alive for your students. In addition, you will have time to create your own engaging problems to use in your classroom right away.
A special rate has been arranged with the Fantasyland Hotel and Conference Centre for our out of town attendees. Upon your registration, the booking information will be sent to you as part of your confirmation receipt.
This learning opportunity is subsidized as a result of a grant from Alberta Education to support implementation.
About the facilitator(s)
Cathy Campbell has been with Edmonton Public Schools for 20 years and has taught both division 2 and 3 students with the majority of her work being in junior high. She is currently a math consultant for the school district along with being a member of the ERLC math regional team. She is passionate about mathematics and believes that every student can be successful in mathematics. She provides assistance and guidance with the implementation of the revised math program of studies. She is a life-long learner and benefits from social networking which allows her to learn from other globally-connected educators. Incorporating the use of technology into education is an interest of hers as well. Cathy is married to a teacher and they have four children that range from 9 to 21 years of age.