Learning Opportunity

Building Thinking Classrooms - Introduction

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Facilitator: Kyle Webb
Date:February 05, 2024
Time:9:00 am to 3:30 pm MTN
(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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Session Code: 24-MA-227
Focus: Mathematics and Numeracy

Also Recommended For

Teachers, Instructional/Learning Coaches/ School-based Administrators

About this Learning Opportunity

Problem solving is an effective way for students to learn to think mathematically and to acquire deep knowledge and understanding of the mathematics they are learning.  Simply problematizing the mathematics curriculum, however, does not help constitute the practice that teachers want or students need.  Equally, infusion of problem-based learning into the mathematics curriculum does not help with the transformations we want to see in our classrooms.  What we need are a set of tools that, along with good problems, can build thinking classrooms.

In this day of professional learning, we look at a series of such tools, emerging from research, that can help to build an environment conducive to problem-based learning. We will unpack the research behind Thinking Classrooms which demonstrates that a problem-based learning environment and culture can quickly be established, even in classrooms where students resist change.



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

About the Facilitator

Kyle Webb

Kyle Webb works as a Numeracy Learning Consultant in Regina, SK, Canada. Prior to working as a learning consultant, he taught grades 6 through 12 math, science, STEM, and worked as an educational technology teacher coach. Kyle is passionate about mathematics education, especially shaking up the status quo seen in traditional mathematics classrooms. He is a strong advocate for Thinking... Read more »