Professional Development in Ontario

JUMP Math workshops in Ontario are led by Frances Agro.

1-Day Workshops

Upcoming Dates

JUMP Math: A Balanced Approach to Numeracy Skill Building and Problem Solving

Purpose: To provide participants with an introduction to the evidence-based design and instructional approach of JUMP Math which uses Guided Discovery and Confidence Building for improved student outcomes in mathematical learning. 

Content: In this workshop, participants will learn about:

  • promoting positive learning environments and building confidence in students;
  • maintaining a balanced approach to mathematics by concurrently addressing conceptual and procedural learning, explicit and inquiry-based learning;
  • achieving understanding and mastery by breaking mathematics down into sequential, scaffolded steps, while still allowing students to make discoveries;
  • keeping all students engaged and attentive by “raising the bar” incrementally;
  • guiding students strategically to explore and discover the beauty of mathematics as a symbolic language connected to the real world and;
  • using continuous assessment to ensure all students are engaged and none are left behind.

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: This workshop is is also available as a series of webinars.

2-Day Workshops

Upcoming Dates

DAY 1: A Balanced Approach to Numeracy Skill Building and Problem Solving

Purpose: To provide participants with an introduction to the evidence-based design and instructional approach of JUMP Math which uses Guided Discovery and Confidence Building for improved student outcomes in mathematical learning.  

Content: In this workshop, participants will learn about:

  • promoting positive learning environments and building confidence in students;
  • maintaining a balanced approach to mathematics by concurrently addressing conceptual and procedural learning, explicit and inquiry-based learning;
  • achieving understanding and mastery by breaking mathematics down into sequential, scaffolded steps, while still allowing students to make discoveries;
  • keeping all students engaged and attentive by “raising the bar” incrementally;
  • guiding students strategically to explore and discover the beauty of mathematics as a symbolic language connected to the real world and;
  • using continuous assessment to ensure all students are engaged and none are left behind.

DAY 2: Closing the Numeracy Gap At Home and At School

Purpose: To provide participants with practical strategies, games and activities to build mental math efficiency and mastery of math facts.

Content: In this activity-based workshop, participants will work in groups to explore:

  • engaging activities that encourage consistent practice of mental math skills (such as seeing pattern in numbers, making estimates and predictions about numbers) and;
  • small and large group tasks and explorations that support higher level mathematical thinking across the Curriculum Strands.

Participants will leave the workshop with sample activity kits and handouts that they can used in any learning environment.

Cost: 

  • Day 1: A Balanced Approach to Numeracy Skill Building and Problem Solving
    $86.40 + HST per person (includes breaks and lunch)
  • Day 2: Closing the Numeracy Gap At Home and At School
    $150.00 + HST per person (includes breaks, lunch, and sample activity kits and handouts for use in any learning environment) 
  • 2-Day Package: $212.00 + HST per person (includes a 10% discount for the two days)

Discounts and Payment

When you register, you have the opportunity to order one printed, binder-ready version of a grade-specific Teacher Resource package at the discounted price of $65 plus GST and/or one set of grade-specific student Assessment and Practice books at the discounted price of $14 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?

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 for more details.