|Date:||August 16, 2022|
|Time:||4:00 pm to 5:00 pm MTN|
|Focus:||Mathematics & Numeracy New Curriculum|
Math Teachers, Administrators, Instructional coaches
About this Learning Opportunity
Wide differences in achievement appear to be natural in mathematics: by the time students enter high school, many will have fallen behind or developed negative attitudes about math. But new research in cognitive science suggests that math should be the most accessible subject for every brain and that math may also be the most important subject for success at school. (For example, longitudinal studies suggest that math is a stronger predictor of academic success than reading.) In this webinar John Mighton will explain how teachers can use evidence-based methods of instruction to help all students realize their remarkable potential in math. Participants will learn about JUMP Math’s innovative “structured inquiry” approach-- featured in Scientific American Mind-- that uses rigorously scaffolded lessons to close gaps in students’ prior knowledge while motivating whole classes to reach new levels of achievement in problem solving.
This session addresses the LQS competencies
- #2: Modeling Commitment to Professional Learning
- #3: Embodying Visionary Leadership
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
Dr. John Mighton is a playwright turned mathematician and author who founded JUMP Math as a charity in 2002. His work in fostering numeracy and in building children's self-confidence through success in math has been widely recognized. He has been named a Schwab Foundation Social Entrepreneur of the Year, an Ernst & Young Social Entrepreneur of the Year for Canada, an Ashoka Fellow, an Officer of the Order of Canada, and has received five honorary doctorates. John is also the recipient of many awards in education, including the WISE Award for innovation, the Margaret Sinclair Award, and the Ryerson Award for Dedication to Public Education. His work has been featured in Scientific American Mind and he has delivered keynotes at many educational and scientific conferences, including the Aspen Brain Forum. Dr. Mighton also played the role of Tom in the movie Good Will Hunting.