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Toronto Congress Centre – North Building
1020 Martin Grove Road, Toronto  – Map

This Symposium will provide board and school teams with an opportunity to:

  • reflect on the implementation and monitoring of the first year of the Renewed Mathematics Strategy (RMS);
  • learn from the experiences of others across the province; and
  • explore processes and structures in preparation for the 2017-2018 school year.

Key Objectives of the Renewed Mathematics Strategy:

  1. increased student achievement, well-being and engagement in mathematics;
  2. increased educator math knowledge and pedagogical expertise;
  3. increased leader use of knowledge of effective mathematics pedagogy to provide the necessary supports and conditions for school and system improvement;
  4. increased parent engagement in their children’s mathematics learning.

 

Symposium Dates

 The RMS Spring Symposium is offered on two sets of dates:
Group 1:
May 16 (8:00am – 3:30pm)
and May 17 (7:30am – 11:30am)
OR Group 2:
May 17 (12:30pm – 4:00pm)
and May 18 (8:00am – 3:00pm)

Graphic illustrating the overlap of the two sessions on May 17

Board and school teams are encouraged to register for the same dates (Group 1 or Group 2) to enable better discussion and collaboration in support of your own context.

 

Keynote Speakers

Dr. Christine Suurtamm
Professor of Mathematics Education
University of Ottawa

 

Picture of Bruce RodriguesBruce Rodrigues
Deputy Minister
Ontario Ministry of Education

 

 

Breakout Sessions: Provincial Sharing and Learning

Participants may select two breakout sessions to attend. As a part of the discussions in each breakout, participants will be encouraged to share ideas and key learning related to the implementation and monitoring of RMS key objectives and the integration of Ontario’s renewed goals for publicly funded education (Achieving Excellence, Ensuring Equity, Promoting Well-Being, Enhancing Public Confidence). 

Click any session below for further information. 

1. How are you building a collaborative whole school approach that supports students with learning disabilities?

2. How are you creating school-wide equitable and inclusive conditions that promote mathematics learning, teaching and leading?

3. How is having math lead teachers and school-based facilitators/coaches impacting educator and student learning thus far?

4. How are you supporting mathematics learning, teaching, and leading in secondary schools?

5. How are you supporting mathematics learning, teaching and leading in the Primary years?

6. How are you strengthening math assessment practices?

7. How are SOs and principals supporting the development of math knowledge for leading?

8. How are you monitoring for evidence of impact in mathematics learning, teaching, and leading at the classroom, school, and system levels?

9. How are you using technology to inspire deeper learning of mathematics?

10. How are you building partnerships with parents to support their engagement in their children’s math learning?

 

Like-Role Discussion

Participants will have the opportunity to engage with colleagues in like-roles from across the province to reflect together, and explore processes and structures in preparation for the 2017-2018 school year.

 

Accommodation

Accommodation is available at a special group booking rate for the RMS Spring Symposium at the Hilton Garden Inn Toronto Airport (3311 Caroga Drive, Mississauga, ON) at the rate of $169 per night until April 24th, 2017. Please click here to make your reservation, or contact the hotel at 1-888-844-5038 quoting the Group Name “RMS Intensive” with Group Code “V43”.

 

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