Okanagan Skaha Teachers' Union
697 Martin Street, Penticton BC  V2A 5L5
Phone: 250-492-4915     Fax: 250-492-5540



Session 1 A
Early Numeracy: The Secret to School Success!
Presenter(s):
Liz Barrett,  First Nations Outreach and Teacher Support for JUMP MATH. at JUMP MATH British Columbia, Canada
Description:
A cornerstone for learning, especially in math, is practice, confidence and helping young students become comfortable with the language of numbers. Children who start school with a familiarity of number, measurement and geometry terms have an advantage as they learn new math concepts (Dr. Tracy Solomon, SickKids Developmental Psychologist). In this workshop we will look at the JUMP Math teaching materials and activities, including some confidence builders, easy card games and every day strategies that support the vital early learning and exploration of number skills and mental math. Come and learn how the projectable JUMP Math resources can be used.


Please register prior to the workshop for a free account at www.jumpmath.org
Bring a laptop or tablet along if you have one.
Bio:
Liz Barrett, born and educated in South Africa, studied at Cape Town Teachers' College, then furthered her teacher education studies at Stellenbosch University in South Africa and Simon Fraser University, Canada. Liz has taught for 23 years and has worked with Dr John Mighton, founder of the charity JUMP Math Canada for the last 15 years. Liz also does math outreach for the Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences.


Recently honoured by INDSPIRE, she was awarded the INDSPIRE Award, Partner in Indigenous Education for her work in Indigenous communities in Canada. Helping teachers to enjoy teaching math is the privilege that her work allows,as an Outreach Manager for JUMP Math. Building teacher confidence is the secret to success and supporting communities and schools across Canada is what she loves about most about her work.
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