Past Webinars


The following content was originally presented as live webinars with participants and has been re-packaged for use by teachers, learning coaches and others who want to learn more about mathematics instruction and numeracy development for students with significant disabilities. 


PROBLEM SOLVING

Problem solving is one of seven critical mathematical processes that students must encounter in a mathematics program in order to achieve the goals of mathematics education and embrace lifelong learning in mathematics.

This presentation highlights explicit strategies for teaching problem solving to students with significant disabilities as a way to deepen understanding of mathematical concepts.

Audience: Grade 7 – 12 teachers (but suitable for all grade levels)

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VISUALIZING TO SUPPORT THE LEARNING OF MATH FACTS

Visualization is one of seven critical components that students must encounter in a mathematics program in order to achieve the goals of mathematics education and embrace lifelong learning in mathematics.

This presentation highlights the importance of visualization, how it fits into the learning of math facts, and how visualization can be developed with students with significant disabilities.

Audience: Grade 1 – 6 teachers (but suitable for all grade levels)

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MAKING LITERATURE-MATH CONNECTIONS

Research proves that children have more success learning and understanding material when it is presented in a way that is meaningful to them. Literature provides numerous opportunities for students to become engaged in a mathematics concept being taught, creating a meaningful context for the student.

This presentation will highlight some of the research around the literacy-math connection, offers strategies and suggestions on selecting appropriate literature, looks at the mathematical processes involved, and suggests resources for finding worthwhile literature to use in the math classroom.

Audience: Grade 1 – 6 teachers (but suitable for all grade levels)

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Webinar resources:

  • Books You Can Count On PDF
  • Math and Literature Resources (Elk Island Public Schools) JPG
  • A Trade Book Library for K-12 Mathematics (U of A) JPG


MEANING-FILLED ACTIVITIES

What is a meaning-filled activity?  Students need to see value in working on a task – they need to see that it is worth the time to complete an activity.  

This presentation highlights the importance of creating engaging and meaning-filled learning activities that draw on mathematical knowledge as well as a range of skills and strategies. If it doesn’t have a context, it’s not real numeracy!

Audience: Grade 7 – 12 teachers (but suitable for all grade levels)

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Click here to view examples of meaning-filled learning activities created by teachers for connecting mathematics instruction and numeracy for their students.


REAL LIFE MATH CONNECTIONS

How are you connecting real-life activities and numeracy in your classroom?

This presentation highlights research on the importance of connecting numeracy learning to real-life experiences, explores effective practices for connecting real-life experiences to numeracy learning and provides examples of what numeracy learning and real-life experiences could look like in your classroom.

Audience: Grade 1 – 6 teachers (but suitable for all grade levels)

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MAKING HOME-SCHOOL NUMERACY CONNECTIONS

How are you involving parents in your students’ math and numeracy learning?

This presentation explores the benefits of the home-school connection for both parents and students and explores different strategies and activities to develop this relationship.

Audience: Grade 1 – 6 teachers

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