Thursday, January 30, 2014

Math Collaborative Inquiry Project

Gulf Islands Math Collaborative Inquiry Project
“A successful face-to-face team is more than just collectively intelligent. It makes everyone work harder, think smarter and reach better conclusions than they would have on their own”
– James Surowiecki

What is it?
A guided inquiry project for teams of educators at one or more schools who are interested in improving mathematical thinking through developing thinking skills across the curriculum.

The Goals of this project are to:
Provide opportunities for educators to collaborate and apply effective numeracy strategies,
Continue to build a teaching culture focused on improving numeracy results for all students, 
Use current research to foster mathematical success.

Who is invited to participate?
Teachers of math (or related field) to students in grade 4 to 12 in Gulf Islands School District.

How will it work?
We will meet as participants to:
  • Identify collaborative partners.These may be cross-grade, cross-school, or same school.
  • Develop an inquiry about mathematics learning. • There will be limited or no homework.
  • Participate in 4 joint sessions as well as a classroom visit from January to June 2013 (Some sessions will be full-day and some will be half-day; release time will be provided.) 
  • Unpack big ideas and other elements of BC’s new Transforming Curriculum
  • Consider continuing into the 2014-15 school year.
Calendar to June 2014:

January 23rd (1:30 - 4:14pm) School Board Office
February 20th (All day) - Mayne School
March 10th (9am - Noon) School Board Office
May 8th (9am - Noon) School Board Office


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