Learning Opportunity

Exercising an Untapped Resource: Secondary Math-Specific Thinking

This session has been completed.
Facilitator: Marylou Dickson
Date:February 21, 2024
Time:4:00 pm to 5:00 pm MTN
No Charge
Location: Virtual
Session Code: 24-LI-370
Focus: Mathematics and Numeracy

Target Audience

Secondary Math Teachers

About this Learning Opportunity

As Mathematics teachers, it is helpful to understand how you engage with the math texts (paper or multimodal) you encounter. By having this understanding, you have more tools needed to more effectively assist your students to think as mathematicians. In this session, you will be given an opportunity to become more cognizant of the thinking you - as a mathematics teacher - use as you engage with various text. With this new metacognition, we can add to your lessons to improve student mathematical thinking and application.

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

Marylou Dickson

Marylou Dickson (EdD) has a strong background in secondary literacy which includes her EdD research on how secondary discipline specialists engage with discipline-specific texts and completing her MEd from the U of A; her research examined how to encourage secondary content literacy. She served as secretary for the Northern Alberta Reading Specialist Council for two... Read more »