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First Steps in Mathematics
Presented by: Ulana Soletsky
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 | 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Tuesday, April 14, 2020 | 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Thursday, April 30, 2020 | 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Session Location:
Clearview Board Office 5031 50 St., Stettler, AB
About the Session:

Helping teachers see mathematics through the eyes of a learner…

Are you looking for a practical framework with which to diagnose, teach, and monitor students' progress in mathematics development? Do you want a way to report this information to school systems, parents, and the wider community?

First Steps in Mathematics is a professional development resource that can fulfill these needs by enabling you to successfully link learning, instruction and assessment. In addition, it gives your schools a common language with which to describe student progress and a new precision professional dialogue around analyzing and addressing student needs. This professional learning resource is the product of an extensive review of all available international research and thousands of student work samples. First Steps in Mathematics enables teachers to assess and monitor their students' mathematics progress and provides links to developmentally appropriate teaching strategies and learning activities.

During this interactive 3-day workshop, you will learn how to analyze student work and diagnose what each student understands, using the appropriate Diagnostic Tasks presented in the Number Course Book. Instructions for the administration of each task will be provided.

The tasks enable teachers from Kindergarten to Grade 9 to gather information about a class or about a student. Tasks include:

  • whole-class activity student worksheets,
  • small-group interviews,
  • individual interviews.

This session addresses the TQS competency #3: Demonstrating a Professional Body of Knowledge

About the Presenter(s):
Ulana Soletsky

Ulana Soletsky was a classroom teacher for 26 years and for the past 9 years has held the position of Math Facilitator, Math Coordinator, A.I.S.I. Coordinator and most recently Numeracy Coordinator for Greater St. Albert Catholic Schools. During the past 10 years she has also worked directly with the Edmonton Regional Learning Consortium offering Professional Development in the area of Math and Numeracy. A key component of her work involves collaboration with school administration teams and at-elbow support to K-9 teachers in the area of Math and Numeracy. Her focus is primarily around curriculum support as well as planning for staff development and school improvement. Ulana demonstrates passion about math education, and wants to see all students motivated and successful in mathematics and, as a result become numerate members of society.  

Cancellation Policy:

Request for cancellation or refund must be received in writing (fax/email) at the CARC office a minimum of 7 FULL days prior to the event start, or registration fees will apply and refunds will not be issued. If you are unable to attend a session and unable to provide seven FULL days’ notice, please feel free to delegate an alternate to attend in your place. CARC also reserves the right to cancel an event within the 7 calendar days due to unforeseen circumstances such as facility closures, terrorist threats, natural disasters or extreme inclement weather (-35 C or colder). Cancellation notices should be sent to npenney@carcpd.ab.ca.

Registration Deadline: March 09, 2020
Cost: $150.00
Focus(es): Mathematics
Grade Level(s): K-9
Audience: Teachers