Professional Development in Ontario

Professional development workshops in Ontario are led by Frances Agro.

Professional Development Events

Upcoming Events

JUMP Math’s Professional Development (PD) sessions are designed to give you the tools and skills to effectively use the resources in your classroom or school. Topics covered in our session include:

  • Learn about JUMP Math resources, it's philosophy and development
  • Examine comfort levels with mathematics and mathematics teaching
  • Discuss the importance of teachers' mathematical knowledge
  • Observe and critique a JUMP Math lesson
  • Become familiar with JUMP Math's teacher and student materials
  • Discuss practical strategies
  • Have opportunities to share ideas and network with colleagues

Our Professional Development sessions are also available as a series of webinars.


Customized Professional Development Events

Our Outreach Managers also provide customized, individualized, professional development and teacher support - mostly within schools and school boards, but also at conferences and conventions.  To discuss PD options, pricing, and scheduling, please contact your Outreach Manager or phone 416 596 7716 x 228.


Outreach Managers in Ontario

Frances Agro
Frances Agro - Outreach ManagerFrances used to love math until her “math-smarts” disappeared in Grade 11. Following university Frances worked with Young Offenders and individuals with Developmental Disabilities while volunteering as an adult literacy tutor and life-skills coach for incarcerated women. After twelve years of this work Frances certified as a teacher and began working in the Hamilton Public School Board. Frances discovered JUMP Math while teaching in multi-level classrooms at Colin Macdonald Community School, an alternative school for gifted and learning-disabled students. During this time, Frances earned her specialists in Reading and Special Education but it was her pre-teaching experience that taught her the importance of varied practice and of introducing skills in small, scaffolded steps. She brought this experience to her Learning Services role at Hillfield Strathallan College. After seven years of growing her own skills and confidence as a math teacher, Frances joined JUMP Math as a Manager of Outreach and Teacher Support for Ontario and Eastern Canada. Contact Frances.