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First Steps in Math 3-Day Workshop, Grades K-9

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Facilitator(s): Ulana Soletsky
This is a multi-day event.
Day 1Aug 21, 2019 (9:00 am to 3:30 pm)
Day 2Oct 03, 2019 (9:00 am to 3:30 pm)
Day 3Oct 04, 2019 (9:00 am to 3:30 pm)
$200.00 (includes photocopy of one book)
(includes lunch, which is not prepared in a nut/gluten-free environment)
Location: Edmonton (ERLC Office at Elmwood School)
Room 17/18, 16325 - 83 Avenue
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Course code: 20-MA-055

Target Audience

Grades K-9 Teachers

Also Recommended For

Administrators; Learning Coaches; Instructional Leaders

You are asked to read the rest of the books online or print them for your use.

About this learning opportunity

Helping teachers see mathematics through the eyes of a learner…

Are you looking for a practical framework with which to diagnose, teach, and monitor students' progress in mathematics development?  Do you want a way to report this information to school systems, parents, and the wider community?  

First Steps in Mathematics is a professional development resource that can fulfill these needs by enabling you to successfully link learning, instruction and assessment. In addition, it gives your schools a common language with which to describe student progress and a new precision professional dialogue around analyzing and addressing student needs. This professional learning resource is the product of an extensive review of all available international research and thousands of student work samples. First Steps in Mathematics enables teachers to assess and monitor their students' mathematics progress and provides links to developmentally appropriate teaching strategies and learning activities.

During this interactive 3-day workshop, you will learn how to analyze student work and diagnose what each student understands, using the appropriate Diagnostic Tasks presented in the Number Course Book. Instructions for the administration of each task will be provided.

The tasks enable teachers from Kindergarten to Grade 9 to gather information about a class or about a student. Tasks include:

  • whole-class activity student worksheets,
  • small-group interviews,
  • individual interviews.
This session addresses the TQS competency #3: Demonstrating a Professional Body of Knowledge

This learning opportunity is being subsidized through funding from Alberta Education.

About the facilitator(s)

Ulana Soletsky was a classroom teacher for 26 years and for the past 9 years has held the position of Math Facilitator, Math Coordinator, A.I.S.I. Coordinator and most recently Numeracy Coordinator for Greater St. Albert Catholic Schools. During the past 10 years she has also worked directly with the Edmonton Regional Learning Consortium offering Professional Development in the area of Math and Numeracy. A key component of her work involves collaboration with school administration teams and at-elbow support to K-9 teachers in the area of Math and Numeracy. Her focus is primarily around curriculum support as well as planning for staff development and school improvement. Ulana demonstrates passion about math education, and wants to see all students motivated and successful in mathematics and, as a result become numerate members of society.