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Thursday, July 26 • 11:45am - 12:50pm
Clark - Transforming the Culture of Math

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It’s an exciting time for teaching and learning math! Come join the math revolution and transform the culture of math at your school! This session will explore how students of all grade levels can master both content standards and mathematical practices, so that they can apply math authentically to solve real-world problems. In order to be future-ready, students must have a conceptual understanding of math, and be able to explain their thinking orally, with models, through drawings, and in writing. Simply getting the right answer is not enough! Students need to find and justify multiple solutions, using a variety of problem-solving strategies. This can be achieved through rich mathematical tasks. Rich Tasks are open-ended problems, inspired by the United Nations Global Goals for Sustainable Development, and provide an opportunity to raise awareness of key issues, as well as support students in finding solutions that will have a positive impact on the world.

Participants will have an opportunity to:

Create Mathematical Beliefs & Expectations; these values will become the foundation of your math workshop, and will promote a culture which values deep thinking, growth mindset, and problem-solving

Understand how Mathematical Practices and Skills of Understanding help students master and apply content in meaningful ways
Incorporate Making Thinking Visible routines to support students in thinking critically

Explore ways to integrate technology into the math classroom, for both creating and sharing content

Learn how to facilitate a Number Talk and a Digital Bansho to allow students to see connections between various strategies, and to ask guiding questions and provide feedback to their peers

See examples of Rich Tasks aligned to the UN Global Goals for Sustainable Development, and create your own

Develop a Professional Learning Plan so you can share what you've learned with your school community

Let’s work together to transform the culture of math, and teach students how to apply mathematical learning to solve real problems, both locally and globally.

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Jancey Clark

Education Consultant & Speaker
Jancey Clark (@jancey5) partners with schools and education organizations to envision the ideal learning environment and co-design professional learning to engage and empower educators. An experienced presenter, at both international and virtual conferences, Jancey is passionate about... Read More →

Thursday July 26, 2018 11:45am - 12:50pm
Terrace Boston Park Plaza