Math Professional Learning

curriculum-based instruction

These professional learning workshops align with curricula and provide educators with a deeper understanding of instructional strategies to support teaching and learning in the classroom.

To book a Mathology Workshop and/or Author Workshop contact professionalservices@pearsoncanada.com.

MATHOLOGY WORKSHOPS

» Mathology Teacher Webinar (English and French)

Overview

In this webinar, you will learn about Mathology essentials and resources to support student learning.

*Custom webinars can be developed on an ongoing basis to support school and District Math priorities.

Audience
  • K–6 teachers
  • School
  • District Math Leaders
Outcomes
  • Become familiar with the Mathology resources for planning an assessment.
Course Fee and Number of Participants
  • $550/webinar
  • Max 50 participants
Delivery Method
  • Virtual for 1 to 1.5 hours

» Half-Day Mathology Teacher Workshop (English and French)

 
Overview

In this half-day session, you’ll learn about Mathology essentials and resources to support student learning. Through an assessment lens, explore three-part lesson activities and connections to the curriculum. Experience integrated lesson and assessment strategies.

Audience
  • K–6 teachers
  • School and district math leaders
Outcomes
  • Learn about Mathology resources to support student learning.
  • Explore three-part lesson activities and connections to the curriculum.
  • Experience integrated lesson and assessment strategies.
Course Fee and Number of Participants
  • $1,100.00
  • Max 50 participants
Delivery Method
  • On site and Online

» One-Day Mathology Teacher Workshop (English and French)

Overview

In this interactive session, you’ll learn about math content and pedagogy through the District purchased resources of Mathology—Activity Kits, Mathology Little Books and Mathology.ca.

Audience
  • K–6 teachers
  • School and district math leaders
Outcomes
  • Through an assessment lens, explore three-part lesson activities and connections to the curriculum through examples and conversation with colleagues.
  • Experience integrated lesson and assessment strategies.
  • Develop a learning pathway of activities and assessment that support math content learning and engagement in mathematics.
Course Fee and Number of Participants
  • $2,100.00
  • Max 50 participants
Delivery Method
  • Face to Face and Virtual

» Two-Day Mathology Teacher Workshop (English and French)

Overview

In this 2-day interactive session you will work through a one-day Mathology workshop. In addition, you will continue to learn about math content and pedagogy, reviewing the Learning Progression and Mathology components.

Audience
  • K–6 teachers
  • School and district math leaders
Outcomes
  • Building on the experiences of Day 1, you will also explore;
    • planning and assessment using student work.
    • differentiation, small-group instruction, and consolidation in math learning.
Course Fee and Number of Participants
  • $4,200
  • Max 50 participants
Delivery Method
  • Face to Face- two days
  • Virtual - various time options

» Webinar or Half-Day Mathology Administrator Session

Overview

This course introduces school and district math leaders and administrators to the main components of Mathology purchased by the District— Activity Kits/ Mathology Little Books/Mathology.ca.

In addition, the place of the Learning Progression in understanding student development is highlighted in the role of assessment in moving students forward.

Audience
  • School and district math leaders
  • Administrators
Outcomes
  • Explore correlations to the curriculum to understand how the Mathology resources link to curriculum expectations and outcomes.
  • Review the assessment resources in the Mathology resources.
  • Learn strategies to help teachers effectively develop and implement robust three-part lessons using a range of planning support documents.
Course Fee and Number of Participants
  • Half Day $1,100.00
  • Webinar $550 (1 to 1.5 hours)
  • Max 50 participants
Delivery Method
  • Face to Face and Virtual

» Mathology Author Webinars (English)

Overview

This workshop supports small groups of teachers with a specific focus on a selection of lessons in Mathology or in a selection of Math Little Books. The author of these lessons will meet virtually with a small group of teachers to discuss the math and pedagogy of the lesson and story in the Math Little Books. The Author would develop this practical session around the math story or Mathology lessons, including an interactive component with the teachers.

Audience
  • K-6 Teachers
  • Small groups of Teachers by grade or division.
Outcomes
  • Understand the intention of the math and pedagogy behind the Mathology lessons and Math Little Books.
  • Explore practical ideas to share with students in their classrooms using the Author’s Math Little Book or Mathology Lessons.
Course Fee and Number of Participants
  • $550
  • Max 20 participants
Delivery Method
  • Virtual (1 hour)

» Indigenous Author Math Little Book Webinars

Overview

Teachers will experience a conversation with a Math Little Book Indigenous Author. The Author will develop this practical session about the math story, including indigenous ways of knowing and curriculum connections.

Audience
  • Grade K-3 Teachers
Outcomes
  • Teachers will leave with practical math activities to share with students in their classrooms using the Author’s Math Little Book.
Course Fee and Number of Participants
  • $550
  • Max 20 participants
Delivery Method
  • Virtual

» Classroom Little Book Author Virtual Visits

Overview

Students can experience a conversation with a Math Little Book Author, virtually in real time. The Author will share interesting ideas about the story and students will have the opportunity to ask the author questions in this interactive session.

Audience
  • Grade K-3 Teachers
Outcomes
  • Students discover information about the story and share their ideas with the author.
Course Fee and Number of Participants
  • $1,500.00 (for 4 classroom visits)
  • 30 min virtual author classroom conversation with Math Little Book Author.
  • Districts book a group of classroom visits to take place on the same day. Available in sets of 4 classroom visits (total one half day)
Delivery Method
  • Virtual

PEARSON AUTHOR MATH WORKSHOPS

» Rethinking Fractions: 8 Core Concepts

Overview

Deepen your own understanding of fractions and related pedagogy, and discover how to use the assessment questions in the book, Rethinking Fractions, to select tasks and inform instruction. Together, we will consider how this research-based resource can support you in the classroom.

Rethinking Fractions: 8 Core Concepts to Support Assessment and Learning is based on a decade of research with over 80 teachers and 2000 students from Grades 3 to 9. The 8 Core Concepts form a trajectory of learning that builds a deep understanding of the complex and challenging topic of fractions.

Audience
  • Gr 2-9 Teachers
  • Administrators and Math Leaders
Outcomes
  • Understand why unit fractions are the key to unlocking fractions understanding.
  • Discover powerful representations to support student learning.
  • Learn how to use the assessment questions to inform instruction.
  • Explore what to look for in student thinking and suggested supports at the moment.
Course Fee and Number of Participants
Delivery Method
  • Face to face/virtual
Related Resource

Authors: Cathy Bruce, Tara Flyn and Shelley Yearly

Contains additional online materials. This resource will help students to develop a deep understanding of unit fractions (the base of all fractions); and the eight core concepts (the keys to unlocking fractions understanding).

For educators, this resource will help you to assess students’ understanding and possible misconceptions via the use of targeted, field-tested questions and recommended next steps that reveal student understanding; and respond to student needs.

» What to Look For: Student Thinking in Early Numeracy

Overview

In this highly interactive 2-day course, we focus on recognizing and assessing children’s early math thinking so that we can help them to develop more efficient addition and subtraction strategies.

Audience
  • Grades K-3 teachers
Outcomes

During the two days we will:

  • analyze student videos to learn to recognize and assess the many strategies children use for basic calculations
  • develop a continuum of strategies from early counting through increasingly efficient strategies to knowing the ‘facts’
  • practice mini-lessons, create word problems, and play games that foster children’s growth and learning
Course Fee and Number of Participants
  • One day/Two half day webinars- $2,100.00
  • Two days/4 Half day webinars- $4,200.00
  • Max. 20-35 participants
Delivery Method
  • Face to face/virtual
    • One and Two-day sessions.
  • Virtual
    • Two and Four half day webinar series.
Related Resource

What to Look For: Understanding and Developing Student Thinking in Early Numeracy (Print plus eText)

Author: Alex Lawson

In this unique resource, teachers can watch, listen and read about the strategies and underlying key ideas that children use to solve problems. That’s because this is not just a book, but also an eText with 50+ narrated videos.

» What to Look For: Facilitator’s Guide Course

Overview

This course is designed for math coaches, consultants, and administrators who want to dig deeper into the facilitator’s guide and extend their learning. Working on two levels—deepening math knowledge and providing facilitation support—this highly interactive learning session will equip you with the tools you need to lead learning in your school or district and use the facilitator’s guide to its full extent.

Audience
  • Administrators
  • School and district math leaders
Outcomes

During the two days we will:

  • analyze student videos to learn to recognize and assess the many strategies children use for basic calculations
  • develop a continuum of strategies from early counting through increasingly efficient strategies to knowing the ‘facts’ and how to support teachers learning
  • strategies for facilitation support
Course Fee and Number of Participants
  • Half Day Virtual - $1,000.00
  • One Day - $2,100.00
  • Two day - $4,200.00
  • Max. 35 participants
Delivery Method
  • Face to face
    • One and Two-day sessions.
  • Virtual
    • Two and Four half day webinar series.
Related Resource

What to Look For: Facilitator’s Guide

This innovative approach to professional learning supports school- and district-based math coaches in two ways: by providing additional background information on What to Look For and by providing scaffolding to coaches who want to enhance their facilitation sessions.

» What to Look For in Your Schools Professional Learning Course for Principals

Overview

This course is designed to meet the specific learning needs of administrators who want to support and extend their teachers’ learning about foundational math content. Working on two levels—deepening math knowledge and providing facilitation support—this highly interactive learning session will equip you with the tools you need to lead learning in your school or district.

Audience
  • School principals
Outcomes

During the two days we will:

  • analyze student videos to learn to recognize and assess the many strategies children use for basic calculations
  • strategies for facilitation support
Course Fee and Number of Participants
  • $2,100.00 for 1 day
  • Max.35 participants
Delivery Method
  • On site and Virtual one day
Related Resource

What to Look For: Understanding and Developing Student Thinking in Early Numeracy (Print plus eText)

Author: Alex Lawson

In this unique resource, teachers can watch, listen and read about the strategies and underlying key ideas that children use to solve problems. That’s because this is not just a book, but also an eText with 50+ narrated videos.

» Teaching Math with Meaning: Cultivating Self Efficacy Through Learning Competencies Cathy Marks Krpan

Overview

Based on Dr. Cathy Marks Krpan’s book, Teaching Math with Meaning, this session will explore practical, research-based, teaching approaches that will help you to enhance student thinking and discourse in your mathematics program.

The focus will be on practices that will support you in creating a learning culture that enables students to develop self-regulation skills, engage in insightful discussions of mathematical ideas, and meaningfully represent/model mathematical concepts.

Audience
  • Grades K–8 Teachers
  • Math Leaders
Outcomes
  • Create a collaborative, equitable culture for learning in mathematics.
  • Deepen proportional thinking and modelling skills through concept circles.
  • Enhance self-regulated learning in mathematics through think-alouds.
  • Optimize student reading and understanding of math problems
Deliver Method Course Fee and Number of Participants
Related Resource

Teaching Math With Meaning takes a practical approach to embedding this deep learning in K to Grade 8 mathematics classrooms. Background information and links to research introduce a range of strategies and activities that you can implement in your classroom.

» Exploring Spatial Reasoning

Overview

In this one-day, highly interactive session, develop a deeper understanding of young children’s geometry and spatial reasoning abilities. We will focus on five key strands related to geometry and spatial reasoning: Symmetry, Composing, Decomposing, and Transforming Two-Dimensional Shapes and Three Dimensional Objects, Locating, Orienting, Mapping, and Coding

Audience
  • K–2 Teachers
  • Math Leaders
Outcomes
  • Explore five key strands related to geometry and spatial reasoning.
  • Develop activities related to Symmetry, Composing, Decomposing.
  • Experiment with Transforming Two-Dimensional Shapes and Three Dimensional Objects.
  • Discover activities on Locating, Orienting, Mapping, and Coding that support student learning.
Deliver Method Course Fee and Number of Participants
Related Resource

Taking Shape: Activities to Develop Geometric and Spatial Thinking, K-2 Authors: Joan Moss, Catherine D. Bruce, Bev Caswell, Tara Flynn, Zachary Hawes

Enrich Your Geometry Curriculum and Extend Your Students’ Spatial Reasoning. This research-based resource is a unique blend of professional learning and classroom activities.

To book a Mathology Workshop and/or Author Workshop contact professionalservices@pearsoncanada.com.