Live Virtual Professional Learning

The Ministry of Education is pleased to offer the following live virtual learning sessions. We encourage educators to attend the virtual learning sessions in teams. Please register once for each device connected to the session and indicate the number of people that will be participating. All sessions will take place in Adobe Connect. (System requirements)

All sessions will be recorded and posted on this site shortly after.

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Supporting Students' Mathematics Transitions: Grades 7-9, Part 2
April 5, 2018, 9:00am – 11:00am

Suggested AudienceIntermediate and Secondary School and Board Math Coaches, Facilitators, and Leads, Secondary Administrators, and school-based teams of Intermediate and/or Secondary Math Educators and Leaders.

In this session we will continue our conversations focusing on strategies and practices that create and sustain conditions for students to succeed in Mathematics as they transition to grade 9. Smooth transitions contribute to a strong foundation for success in secondary schools and beyond.

Yes, I can! Paying Attention to Well-Being in the Mathematics Classroom
April 6, 2018, 9:00am – 10:30 am

“Yes, I can” Slideshow PDF   |    “Yes, I can” Monograph

Suggested AudienceSchool and system leaders with responsibilities for mathematics, well-being leads, classroom educators

Participants will explore concrete examples of how to pay attention to achievement and well-being in math while attending to equity by focusing on the student at the centre of the experience.

Success Criteria, Descriptive Feedback and Determining a Grade: Exploring Assessment in Mathematics
April 25, 2018, 9:30am – 11:00 am

Participants will engage in discussions about the role of success criteria and descriptive feedback in the assessment process. We will explore how criteria and feedback are situated in determining a valid and reliable grade.

Something From 'Nothing': Looking Through Zero to Anchor Abstract Mathematical Concepts
April 26, 2018, 9:00am – 11:00am

Suggested Audience: Classroom teachers, math lead teachers, math professional learning facilitators.

What is zero? What role does zero play in mathematics? Why does zero instruction matter?

In this session, participants will explore the concept of zero and how it impacts the teaching and learning of our number system. We will consider how our language and representations of zero affect the development of number sense in the early grades and how these schemas contribute to student understanding in later grades. We will investigate commonly held misconceptions and student errors related to zero and describe how the use of ‘grounding metaphors’ can help mitigate these errors and misconceptions. Lastly, we will offer suggestions for educator practice that recognizes zero’s multifaceted nature for students in the early years, primary and junior grades. 

This session features guest students from OISE.