|Date:||March 16, 2022|
|Time:||1:30 pm to 3:30 pm MTN|
|Focus:||Mathematics and Numeracy|
Grade 4 Math Teachers
About this Learning Opportunity
Building Conceptual Understanding is key for teaching Fractions for lifelong understanding. In this session we will review what models we should use for building understanding of fractions. We will build a deeper understanding with the use of manipulatives. We will also look at misconceptions students hold and interventions one can use to move students forward.
All learning opportunities with the ERLC regional team will focus on the Alberta Education and district priority areas.
This session addresses the LQS competencies
- #2: Modeling Commitment to Professional Learning
- #4: Leading a Learning Community
This session addresses the TQS competencies
- #2: Engaging in Career-Long Learning
- #3: Demonstrating a Professional Body of Knowledge
This learning opportunity is being subsidized through funding from Alberta Education.
About the Facilitator
Ulana Soletsky has been an educator for 37 years, and is passionate about all things that are math from Kindergarten to Grade 9. She spent 26 years in a classroom and for the past 11 years has held the position of AISI Coordinator, and most recently Math/Numeracy Consultant for Greater St. Albert Catholic Schools. During the past 13 years she has also been seconded to the ERLC as a Consultant offering Professional Development in the area of Math and Numeracy, providing sessions primarily in the area of how we can get the best results in our math classrooms. A key component of her work at the school division level involves collaboration with school administration teams and at-elbow support to K-9 teachers. Her focus is primarily around curriculum support as well as planning for staff development and school improvement. She is a certified facilitator in the First Steps in Math and has provided PD in the Number, Number Operations, Measurement strands of First Steps in Math.