Learning Opportunity

Indigenous Perspectives in Math - Patterning and spatial reasoning K-1

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Webinar will be recorded
Facilitator: Nadine McSpaddin
Date:August 25, 2022
Time:10:00 am to 11:00 am MTN
No charge
Location: Virtual
Session Code: 22-MA-294
Focus: First Nations, Métis, Inuit (FNMI) and TRC Mathematics and Numeracy Curriculum Implementation and Pedagogy

Target Audience

Teachers, School based Administrators, Instructional Coaches, Learning Coaches, District Leaders

About this Learning Opportunity

Join us in a conversation with a Math Little Book Indigenous Author. She will highlight indigenous ways of knowing and math activities in early patterning through the story We Can Bead. You will leave with practical math activities to share with students in your classroom and digital access to the Math Little Book.

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

Nadine McSpadden is from the Shuswap Band in Invermere, BC. The community makes up one of 17 communities in the Secwepemc Nation. She currently work for Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows (SD42) as an Aboriginal Resource Teacher. Nadine is the author of three of the Mathology Little Books; We Can Bead, Canada’s Oldest Sport, Memory Book. She has also co-written the grade 3 Inquiring Minds Social Studies Modules.

Nadine loves helping teachers truly connect Indigenous Knowledge and Indigenous ways of knowing and being into all areas of the curriculum because she thinks it is really important that our students with ancestry see themselves reflected in what we teach in school.