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2016 Math Fall Conference
Oct 21-22
Canmore, Alberta

"Opening Your Mathematical Mind"


Selected writings from the Journal of the Mathematics Council of the Alberta Teachers' Association
Celebrating 50 years (1962-2012) of delta-K
Edited by:   Egan J Chernoff, University of Saskatchewan
Gladys Sterenberg, Mount Royal University

Expert Working Group



Teachers are being provided with the opportunity to put their name forward to participate in the Expert Working Groups for the Development of Alberta’s Future Kindergarten to Grade 12 Provincial Curriculum.

The selection criteria for the group includes:
•         Veteran Alberta certificated teachers with a minimum of five years’ teaching experience in a particular subject area.
•         New Alberta certificated teachers with a minimum of two years’ teaching experience.
•         Knowledge of the current Alberta K-12 provincial curriculum.
•         Familiarity with current research in teaching and learning in a particular subject.
•         Knowledge of literacy, numeracy and competencies as defined by Alberta Education as an asset.
•         Knowledge of curriculum development as an asset.
•         Specialization in inclusive education and/or early learning as an asset.
Expert Working Group members will be:
•         able to commit to attend and participate in working sessions (two to three days each), for up to 15 days a year starting October 2016, for a minimum of three years with an extension up to June 30, 2022;
•         prepared to sign a declaration of confidentiality;
•         receptive to new ideas and able to work collaboratively in groups;
•         able to communicate effectively and respectfully within a group setting and
•         able to thoroughly and critically provide input and feedback on the program of studies.

Teachers whose names are already being out forward by their superintendent to participate on an Expert Working Group should not submit this form. This process is designed to provide another avenue for interested teachers to have their name considered. Selected teachers will be contacted by Alberta Education staff by September 19, 2016 with additional information. Meeting dates, times and relevant information will be provided prior to the meetings. Alberta Education will cover travel and subsistence costs for participating teachers, and school authorities will be reimbursed for substitute teacher costs. Finally, prior to submitting their name teachers should confirm with their school/jurisdiction administration they will be able to commit to the required working sessions should they be selected.

If you are interested in putting your name forward to serve on the Mathematics Expert Working Group please complete the attached form and return it by e mail to Mark Yurick, Coordinator, Professional Development of the Alberta Teachers’ Association at mark.yurick@ata.ab.ca by 2016 09 19. If you have any questions regarding the above please do not hesitate to contact Mark Yurick through the e mail listed above or toll free at 1-800-232-7208 or direct to the office at 780-447-9475.


Elementary Mathematics Professional Learning


Education has been working with the Alberta Regional Professional Development Consortia and other partners to ensure K-6 education stakeholders have a shared understanding of the expectations of the mathematics program of studies by providing information sessions across the province.

Beginning in the 2015/2016 school year, a series of sessions will be offered at no cost to teachers across the province through provincial webinars, regional opportunities, and a variety of technology mediated resources. These learning opportunities build upon the sessions that were offered in June through October of 2014 regarding the clarifications to the current K–9 mathematics program, ongoing research and review of the math program by Alberta Education staff. These sessions will focus on elementary mathematics and provide additional support to teachers in the areas of mathematics content, assessment, choices for instructional practice, resources, and communicating with parents.

For more information, please contact
Jan.Olson@gov.ab.ca

Information      Postcard


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