About Event

Day 1 – The Art & Science of Math Education conference will take place on Saturday, November 26th and feature keynote addresses, breakout sessions, networking opportunities, and a moderated Q&A with the following leading experts:

  • Daniel Ansari, Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair in Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience at Western University;
  • Sonia Prevost-Derbecker, Vice-President of Education at Indspire;
  • Brent Davis, Werklund Professor and Distinguished Research Chair in Mathematics Education at the University of Calgary;
  • John Mighton, Officer of the Order of Canada; and JUMP Math Founder;
  • Tracy Solomon, Developmental Psychologist and Health Systems Research Scientist at the Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids);
  • Yuly Billig, Professor of Mathematics at Carleton University and Enrichment Program Coordinator.
  • Liz Barrett, JUMP Math Manager of Teacher Support and Outreach for British Columbia & First Nations

Registration is complimentary for participants from the National Capital Region (Ottawa-Gatineau) and the Ottawa-Carleton, Ottawa Catholic, Upper Canada, and Western Quebec district school boards. To register click here.

Day 2 – Optional – JUMP Math: A balanced approach to numeracy skill-building & problem-solving

WHO IS INVITED: Educators

WHERE: Algonquin College,  Building T, Room 102 A & B/C, Ottawa, ON K2G 1V8 (see below for details)

WHEN: Sunday, November 27th, 2016

The second day of the conference is an optional JUMP Math Professional Development DayFounded in 2001, JUMP Math is a charity that is dedicated to realizing the potential of all children by encouraging a love of math in students and educators. It is driven by the conviction that all students can learn math. JUMP publishes highly effective classroom math programs for grades K-8.

This session will introduce participants to the evidence-based design and balanced instructional approach of JUMP Math, explain its philosophy and prepare them to implement it to achieve maximum impact on student learning.

In this workshop, participants will learn about:

  • promoting positive learning environments and building confidence in students;
  • maintaining a balanced approach to mathematics by concurrently addressing conceptual and procedural learning, explicit and inquiry-based learning;
  • achieving understanding and mastery by breaking mathematics down into sequential, scaffolded steps, while still allowing students to make discoveries;
  • keeping all students engaged and attentive by “raising the bar” incrementally;
  • guiding students strategically to explore and discover the beauty of mathematics as a symbolic language connected to the real world and;
  • using continuous assessment to ensure all students are engaged and none are left behind.

Registration is complimentary for participants from the National Capital Region (Ottawa-Gatineau) and the Ottawa-Carleton, Ottawa Catholic, Upper Canada, and Western Quebec district school boards.

***Registration for Day 2 is sold out. To be notified of future JUMP Math professional development opportunities in the region, please email info@mathconference.ca.***

For more information on JUMP Math, please click here.