VIRTUAL SPRING 2016 SIM K-12
We are excited to be able to offer you the opportunity to attend the SPRING 2016 SIM K-12 session virtually! If you would like to participate with your SIM team, you can meet and learn with us online on your choice of one of two dates. These voluntary one-day sessions are available on June 8 or June 9, 2016.
Here are the goals of the session:
- Provide an opportunity for co-learning and provincial sharing
- Explore in further depth, The Pedagogical System: Tools and Representations
- Provide each participant an opportunity to choose his or her own learning session: >Monitoring: Think Big Act Small >Building Professional Capital > Goal Setting and Action Planning
- Provide time for local discussion, planning and reflection
Here is the agenda for the session:
9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Math: A Consolidation of Learning
The Pedagogical System: Tools and Representations Revisited
11:00 – 12:00 p.m.
Choose your own Session
>Monitoring: Think Big Act Small >Building Professional Capital >Goal Setting and Action Planning
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
1:00 – 1:20 p.m.
Consolidation and Connections to 3 Presentations
1:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Local Team Time
To connect and participate in the session you will need the following:
- A computer connected to the internet (WIFI is fine, HARDLINE is preferable).
- Speakers to suit the room size and number of participants.
- Microphone that is either connected to the computer or embedded.
- A viewing screen to accommodate the size of the group. If you are a large group, it is recommended that you project the session onto a large screen.
- Google Chrome is the recommended web browser.
- For “Choose Your Own Session”, you will need three of each of items #1-5 and three comfortable viewing areas for your participants.
- A copy of the handouts for each participant (to follow after registration).
Here is how to register and connect to your Virtual Spring 2016 SIM K-12 session:
To attend the virtual session you must register your SIM team(s) using one of the following links. Designate one person to register on behalf of your team. When registering, you will be required to state the number of participants you anticipate joining in on the learning at your site. Upon registering, you will be sent a URL to connect your team to the session. This information will be emailed to you about a week before your SIM session. The specifications for connecting to the session are on the bottom of page one. Please review carefully.
June 8, 2016 session: Click here
June 9, 2016 session: Click here
Information about Choose Your Own Session:
Upon registering your team, you will also receive three additional URLs. There is one URL for each of the three sessions occurring during the Choose Your Own Session part of the day, from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. A description of each session is listed below. These sessions will be running simultaneously. At your site, make arrangements to have each participant select and attend the session of their choice.
Session A: Monitoring: Think Big Act Small
This session is about monitoring for improvement and student learning. In this session, monitoring will be broken down into three distinct, doable phases. Research-based strategies will be shared to successfully enable this complex work. The focus of the session will be about improvement and student learning in mathematics; however, the knowledge and skills garnered from this session are universal in their application.
Session B: Building Professional Capital to Enhance Student Learning in Mathematics
This session is about investing in and building professional capital to reduce in-school variability in student achievement and well-being and how effective collaboration can assist educators with their practice in mathematics. Creating conditions for shared leadership will also be explored. Research-based evidence and strategies will be shared to successfully analyze and engage in this work.
Session C: Goal Setting and Action Planning
This session is about how precision and intentionality in goal setting, action planning, and implementation affect intended outcomes in mathematics. Participants will have an opportunity to reflect on goal setting and action planning, through the identification of precise intentional and complementary strategic actions. There will be opportunities to discuss, investigate and experience how smaller and more strategic, precise actions may contribute to the effective implementation of an intended goal. The springboard for this work will be your Board math plan and/or the Renewed Math Strategy.
Please Note: To facilitate the Choose Your Own Session portion of the day, your site will need three computers and three separate viewing areas (see page one – #6).
Have any questions about registering? Please contact Maria.Ivankovic@ontario.ca.
We are pleased to announce that all the materials from this session will also be available on the SIM site http://sim.abel.yorku.ca. Looking forward to connecting with you!