Reaching all Learners Through Guided Math
|Date:||March 17, 2017|
|Time:||9:00 am – 3:30 pm|
(includes lunch, which is not prepared in a nut/gluten-free environment)
Edmonton (ERLC Office at Elmwood School)
Room 17/18, 16325 - 83 Avenue
Who should attend
Grade 1-6 Math Teachers, Lead Teachers, Consultants and Administrators
About this learning opportunity
Guided math takes place in a numeracy-rich environment where both large group and small group instruction are used to meet the needs of all learners. Guided Math is an instructional framework that provides a structure for teachers to differentiate instruction. Teachers support each child’s development of mathematical proficiency at increasing levels of difficulty, within the context of a small group based on their readiness level.
This session will provide opportunities to learn about Guided Math and how to implement this structure to allow for differentiation of instruction in meaningful ways to reach all learners. Participants will explore how to effectively utilize small-group instruction as well as ways to plan math stations that will engage learners in purposeful practice and help them move to the next level of understanding. This will be a hands-on session. Participants will leave with sample activities to try in their own classrooms.
This learning opportunity is being provided through a grant from Alberta Education.
About the facilitator(s)
Debbie Duvall is a mathematics and numeracy consultant for the Edmonton Regional Learning Consortium. Prior to taking on this role, she worked as a consultant with Elk Island Public Schools for four years.
Debbie worked for the Ministry of Education for 12 years where she represented Alberta on the Western and Northern Canadian Protocol Common Curriculum Framework for Mathematics development team. She has represented Canada on the Board of Directors of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and served on a variety of professional development committees.