Professional Development in British Columbia

Professional Development in British Columbia is led by Liz Barrett and Sue Davis.

 1-Day Professional Development

Upcoming Workshops

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 resources, 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 Digital Lesson Slides

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: 1-Day Professional Development is also available as a series of webinars.

1-day workshops to be added soon. Scroll down for our 2-day summer workshops!

2-Day Workshops


DAY 1: JUMP Math in the Classroom: Closing the Gap and Building a Growth Mindset Culture

Learn how JUMP Math can raise levels of student engagement, boost confidence, and help you teach in a way that supports all learners academically. On the first day, we will look at:

  • barriers that prevent students from paying attention and being engaged in math lessons;
  • the JUMP Math Teacher Resource and how to use it effectively;
  • effective teaching strategies that will instill a deep understanding and love of math in students;
  • using number talks to help students think about numbers in different ways;
  • the strategic teaching of mental math facts and skills;
  • how to use our Digital Lesson Slides to create effective and working IEPs;
  • achieving understanding and mastery by breaking mathematics down into sequential, scaffolded steps, while still allowing students to make discoveries; and
  • using continuous assessment to ensure all students are engaged and none are left behind.

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

Day 2 is all about helping you develop a deeper understanding of how the JUMP Math teaching techniques develop resilient students who embrace challenges. How can you keep all students engaged and attentive by “raising the bar” incrementally? Our focus will be on sharing what we have learned around helping students develop strong numeracy and problem-solving skills. We will also introduce you to some math games and show you how to put on a math fair at your school.

Whistler, BC
July 11 - July 12
Spruce Grove Field House
7328 Kirkpatrick Way, BC (Map)
Time: 9:00 am - 3:30 pm PT
Cost: $200
Accomodations around Spruce Grove Park

Vancouver, BC
August 14 - August 15
YWCA Hotel
733 Beatty St. Vancouver, BC (Map)
Time: 9:00 am - 3:30 pm PT
Cost: $200
YWCA Rooms Available

JUMP Math and ANIE Team Up!

During the 2013/14 and 2014/2015 school year, the Chilliwack School District ran a pilot in select grade 4 classrooms that used JUMP Math and ANIE (Assessment for Numeracy in Education) together to gauge their effectiveness. They found that used together, JUMP Math and ANIE provided a balanced and comprehensive classroom approach to math instruction. Teachers reported lower stress and higher efficacy in teaching math, which was reflected in dramatic improvements on Provincial Foundational Skills Assessment measures. For more about how using JUMP Math and ANIE together can transform schools, please visit Canadian Teacher Magazine to learn how Muheim Elementary School was transformed from one of the lowest performing schools in BC to among the top 10.

Want Professional Development 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 Outreach Manager provide professional development for your group. Prices vary according to location and number of teachers.

Payment & Discounts

Full day in-person = $86.40
Half day in-person = $59.40

When you register for a workshop, you have the opportunity to order one printed, binder-ready version of a grade-specific Teacher Resource package at the discounted price of $73.50 + GST and/or one set of grade-specific student Assessment and Practice books at the discounted price of $14 + 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.

If your school or district plans to adopt JUMP Math, we offer the following discounts:

  • 35% off Professional Development
  • 20% off Teacher Resources (including Digital Lesson Slides)

Please click here for more information on School and District Discounts.

Outreach Managers in British Columbia

Liz Barrett
Liz landed in Toronto in 2003 from South Africa where she had been teaching for many years. Moving to a village in Whistler, British Columbia was how Liz came across a First Nations Community in Mount Currie that ended up shaping her life in Canada. It was at this school that she first introduced JUMP Math in BC and she volunteered in those early days to support John Mighton as he started the charity. Liz travels extensively across Canada and the USA with her love working with teachers and parents to support them in teaching math well. John’s book, The Myth of Ability resonated with Liz, as in her career she have seen first-hand the incredible power of praise, combined with developing children’s self confidence so that they become resilient learners unafraid of taking chances or making mistakes. Liz’s favourite number is 13! Contact Liz.

Sue Davis
“How does learning really work?” This question has dogged Sue for many years. As a teacher, a tutor, a program director, a writer, a tour guide, a therapeutic clown, and a crisis line worker among many other things, Sue has asked this question and endeavoured to understand. Trained as a teacher on Haida Gwaii, transplanted to Uruguay, the state of Georgia, then back to Canada, Sue has strived to answer this. When she began teaching in a First Nations middle school, she became passionate about quality mathematics education, as this subject, more than other, shows how growth mindset can function. She discovered the work of John Mighton and became devoted to the JUMP Math teacher led guided discovery method which created so many ‘aha’ moments and so much more confidence in her students. She feels blessed to have the opportunity to contribute her skills, abilities, and passion to enhance the potential in children by encouraging an understanding and a love of math in students and educators! Her favourite number is 24 because it is the smallest number with exactly 8 divisors - and there are 24 hours each day to make a difference. Contact Sue.