Professional Development in British Columbia

JUMP Math workshops in British Columbia are led by Liz Barrett and Rebekaah Stenner.

 1-Day Workshops

Upcoming Dates

JUMP Math’s Professional Development (PD) session is designed to give you the tools and skills to effectively implement the program in your classroom or school. In this workshop participants will:

  • Learn about the JUMP Math program, its philosophy and development
  • Examine their own comfort levels with mathematics and mathematics teaching
  • Discuss the importance of teachers' mathematical knowledge
  • Develop Mental Math fluency and problem solving
  • Observe and critique a JUMP Math lesson
  • Become familiar with JUMP Math's teacher and student materials
  • Learn about anticipating ‘pitfalls’, task analysis and other JUMP Math teaching strategies
  • Discuss practical strategies
  • Have opportunities to share ideas and network with colleagues
  • Explore our SMART Lesson Materials

Books (one set per participant) are available at a discounted price and must be ordered at time of registration. No books will be sold at the workshop.

Note: How to Reach and Teach Every Child (Introduction) is also available as a series of webinars.

2-Day Workshops

Upcoming Dates

DAY 1: JUMP Math in the Classroom: Closing the Gap!

JUMP Math is founded on the belief that all children can learn math and all teachers can become experts in the subject. JUMP Math has developed an evidence-based approach to instruction called "Guided Discovery" that we know will help you nurture the potential in every student.

Day 1 shows you how to effectively make the most of JUMP Math's Teacher's Guides to raise levels of student engagement, boost confidence, close the gap between students and instill a deep understanding and love of math in your students.

  • Explore effective strategies to develop Mental Math fluency
  • Look at various ways to develop confidence building and resilience in students through rigorous instruction and directed explorations of math topics
  • Learn the art of scaffolding more challenging topics to develop conceptual understanding

DAY 2: Numeracy Skill Building and Problem Solving Strategies Used in JUMP Math

New research in cognitive science shows that students are more likely to become engaged and successful problem solvers if the teacher breaks challenges into well-scaffolded steps and gives continuous feedback and adequate practice and review. By raising the bar incrementally, teachers can help students learn to persevere so they can eventually tackle more complex problems independently.

Day 2 is all about helping you develop a deeper understanding of JUMP Math techniques and to develop strong numeracy and problem-solving skills. We will guide you to explore topics related to systematic search, making models and diagrams, making simpler versions of a problem using patterns. Discover how easy it is to raise the bar using bonus questions and also how to put on a math fair at your school.

Cost:

  • Day 1: JUMP Math in the Classroom: Closing the Gap!
    $86.40 + GST per person (includes breaks and lunch)
  • Day 2: Numeracy Skill Building and Problem Solving Strategies Used in JUMP Math
    $150.00 + GST per person (includes breaks, lunch, draws, giveaways and more!)
  • 2-Day Package: $212.00 + HST per person (includes a 10% discount for the two days)
No dates currently scheduled. These are usually held during the summer months

Discounts and Payment

When you register, you have the opportunity to order one set of grade-specific student Assessment and Practice books at the discounted price of $14 plus GST and one printed, binder-ready version of a grade-specific Teacher Resource package at the discounted price of $65 plus GST. This discount is only available up to one week before the workshop.

We recommend that you pay online when you register. However, if you do pay by cheque, please indicate which workshop you are attending and mail it to: JUMP Math, One Yonge Street, Suite 1014, Toronto, ON M5E 1E5. Please do not bring your cheque to the workshop.
 

Want a PD Session in Your Community?

For more information about upcoming PD opportunities in British Columbia, please contact Liz Barrett. If there is sufficient interest in your school district, arrangements can be made to have a JUMP Math facilitator deliver professional development to your group. Prices vary according to location and number of teachers. Please contact Noreen McLean, Office Manager, for more details.