Summer 2014- Professional Learning Opportunities for Mathematics Ontario educators are invited to participate in online professional learning through Adobe Connect. Three different series are being offered and the details are as below. Participants are required to attend all four sessions offered in a series. Series Content Supporting Students with Learning Disabilities in Mathematics (repeat of Spring 2014 series) Intended audience: Classroom educators, school and system leaders and professional learning facilitators who are interested in working collaboratively to support students with learning disabilities in mathematics. Team participation is encouraged but not required. Proportional Reasoning for Mathematics Educators (an enhancement of the winter series) Intended audience: Classroom Educators Team participation is encouraged but not required. Intended Learning Participants will: deepen their understanding of profiles of students with learning disabilities examine the cognitive processes defined in IEPs through a mathematics lens experience through simulations, the struggles students with learning disabilities face when learning mathematics investigate instructional and assessment strategies that leverage student strengths and support student needs. Series ID Series A Series B Participants are invited to bring a sample IEP for an anonymous student with a learning disability to each session. Participants will: develop mathematical knowledge of proportional reasoning, deepen the knowledge of teaching proportional reasoning investigate the K-12 perspective for proportional reasoning examine components from the document Paying Attention to Proportional Reasoning: K-12, such as multiplicative thinking, unitizing, and proportional vs. non proportional situations. This document can be accessed at: http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/teachers/students uccess/ProportionReason.pdf An overview of this document in Adobe Presenter format can be accessed at: http://www.edugains.ca/resourcesLNS/Mathemati csFoundationalPrinciples/ProportionalReasoning_ AP/index.htm Session Dates and Times Wednesday July 9 9:00 am – 11:30 am Wednesday July 16 9:00 am – 11:30 am Wednesday July 23 9:00 am – 11:30 am Wednesday July 30 9:00 am – 11:30 am Tuesday August 5 9:00 am – 11:30 am Wednesday August 6 9:00 am – 11:30 am Thursday August 7 9:00 am – 11:30 am Friday August 8 9:00 am – 11:30 am Tuesday August 5 9:00 am – 11:30 am Wednesday August 6 9:00 am – 11:30 am Thursday August 7 9:00 am – 11:30 am Friday August 8 9:00 am – 11:30 am Series C Series Content Algebraic Reasoning for Mathematics Educators (new series) Intended audience: Classroom Educators Intended Learning Participants will: develop mathematical knowledge of algebraic reasoning, deepen knowledge of teaching algebraic reasoning investigate the K-12 perspective for algebraic reasoning examine components from the document Paying Attention to Algebraic Reasoning: K-12 such as representations of equality and inequality, relationships between arithmetic and algebra and functional thinking. This document can be accessed at: http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/literacynumeracy/ PayingAttentiontoAlgebra.pdf Series ID Series D An overview of this document in Adobe Presenter format can be accessed at: http://www.edugains.ca/resourcesLNS/Mathemati csFoundationalPrinciples/AlgebraicReasoning_AP/i ndex.htm Registration: Session Dates and Times Tuesday August 5 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm Wednesday August 6 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm Thursday August 7 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm Friday August 8 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm Team participation (at least 3 members) is encouraged but not required. Each session will include time for team discussion. Complete and submit the registration form, via e-mail, to [email protected] Type the series identification in the subject line of the email. (i.e. Series A, Series B, Series C or Series D) A separate form must be completed and emailed for each series being registered for. Registration due date: June 27th, 2014. Enrolment is limited. Additional details, including the URL required to access these Adobe Connect sessions, will be provided in a separate confirmation e-mail. Equipment: A computer with high speed internet (preferably hard wired) Individual registrations will also need a headset with an attached microphone. Participants registering in teams will also require speakers, a microphone and means of sharing the computer screen.