Canada Report - Fall 2012

 

News from the Canada Region
Carol Matsumoto, Canada Regional Director
Fall 2012

Fall is a busy time for conferences and the start of a new school year. Following are reports from provincial leaders. Please feel free to contact me at to let me know of any initiatives/conferences in your area so we can let everyone know what is happening in Canada!

Ontario Report- submitted by Amy Lin, Ontario Leader

OMCA:
Start up of monthly meetings begin Sept. 14th. This year we will feature school board initiatives, guest speakers and our annual OMCA Retreat in February at Hockley Valley Resort.

OAME:
OAME 2012 Leadership Conference - Nov 22-24, Doubletree Hilton, Toronto Airport.

Please remember to check our provincial updates on f at the Math GAINS website. New resources and upcoming events will be posted on this site.

British Columbia Report - submitted by Marc Garneau, British Columbia Leader

51st Northwest Mathematics Conference: "Math in Bloom"
October 18 -20, 2012 Victoria, British Columbia
www.nwmc2012.com/

This conference is a fabulous professional development opportunity for all teachers of Mathematics K through College. It also features a T^3 (Teachers Teaching with Technology) regional conference.

Keynote Speakers:

Catherine Fosnot, Professor Emerita of Childhood Education and the Founding Director of Mathematics in the City, City College of New York.

Dan Meyer, a high school math teacher named one of Tech & Learning's 30 Leaders of the Future.

Patrick Vennebush, manages online projects for the NCTM and the author of Math Jokes 4 Mathy Folks.

We are confident that our diverse selection of exhibits, sessions and workshops will allow everyone to find a topic of interest. Please visit our Web site for an up-to-date version of the program.

This year's mathematics conference will be held in beautiful and exciting Victoria, BC. Victoria is situated on the sunny southern tip of Vancouver Island and was twice named "Best City in the Americas" since 2000.

Visit our web site and register early for your "early bird discount." By registering before September 28, 2012, you will receive a discounted conference fee, a boxed lunch and be entered into a draw for a free night stay at the Empress.

For more information, please contact Laurel Evans (), Conference Registrar

Manitoba Report

The Manitoba Association of Mathematics Teachers (MAMT) will be hosting its provincial conference on Friday, October 19 at Linden Christian/Grant Memorial. We will be going back to our previous format of smaller, mostly hands on sessions. There will be 28 half day sessions in the morning and 26 half day sessions in the afternoon. Each session is designated Early, Middle, Senior, Early/Middle, Middle Senior or Early/Middle/Senior Years. Registration will open on September 1 with sessions on the Manitoba Teachers' Society website and full session descriptions on the MAMT website www.mamt.mb.ca

For conference information contact Carol Matsumoto at until September 30 and Dianne Soltess at during the month of October.

Manitoba Education Senior High Math workshops

Senior Years Math workshops are planned for the fall that are a continuation from the workshops that were held in the spring. These workshops will address the new curriculum that is being implemented for Grade 12 Applied, Essential, and Pre-Calculus Mathematics. The workshops will be held in Brandon, Cranberry Portage, Thompson, Dauphin and various sites in Winnipeg.

Alberta Report

The MCATA conference will be held in Jasper on October 12 and 13. The theme of the conference is "Math is not a Spectator Sport". The keynote speakers are Tom Schimmer and Alec Couros. For more information and to register go to www.mathteachers.ab.ca.

Regional Reports
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