Learning Opportunity

Developing Essential Numeracy Skills in Grades K-2: What Teachers of Young Students Need to Know

This session has been completed.
Facilitator: Ulana Soletsky
Date:March 17, 2016
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: 16-MA-170
Focus: Leadership Mathematics and Numeracy

Target Audience

Grades K-2 Math Teachers, Lead Teachers and Administrators

About this Learning Opportunity

There are a number of great tools we can use in the classroom to develop students’ number sense and additive thinking. We will unpack numbers, looking at children’s misconceptions and hurdles, and introducing games, investigations, Ten-Frames, Rekenrek, Dot cards and instructional approaches that build children’s foundational understandings in numeracy. 

During this session, we will explore a variety of ways for you to introduce and use these tools effectively in the classroom. We will work through what kids need to know about number in order to work with it fluently and easily. 

You will walk away with resources and strategies you can use in your classroom right away.

This learning opportunity is being provided through funding from Alberta Education.

About the Facilitator

Ulana Soletsky was a classroom teacher for 26 years and for the past 7 years has held the position of Math Facilitator, Math Coordinator, A.I.S.I. Coordinator and most recently Numeracy Coordinator for Greater St. Albert Catholic Schools.  During the past 7 years she has also worked directly with the Edmonton Regional Learning Consortium offering Professional Development in the area of Math and Numeracy. A key component of her work involves collaboration with school administration teams and at-elbow support to K-9 teachers in the area of Math and Numeracy. Her focus is primarily around curriculum support as well as planning for staff development and school improvement. Ulana demonstrates passion about education, and wants to see all students experience motivation and success in mathematics and as a result become numerate members of society.