Math AQ – Part 2

April – November 2017

The 125 hour Additional Qualification course Mathematics, Primary and Junior, Part II, is designed for critically designing, applying and facilitating dialogue related to learning opportunities that integrate the professional knowledge, skills and pedagogical stances. It builds upon the foundation developed in Mathematics, Primary and Junior Part I as it employs a critical, pedagogical lens to explore in a holistic and integrated manner theoretical foundations, learning theory, program planning, development and implementation, instructional design and practices, assessment and evaluation, the learning environment, research and ethical considerations related to teaching and learning across the divisions. Through these explorations, candidates strengthen professional efficacy by gaining in-depth knowledge, refining professional judgment and generating new knowledge for practice.

Critical to the holistic implementation of this course is the modeling of a positive learning environment that reflects care, diversity and equity. This course supports the enhancement of professional knowledge, ethical practice, leadership and ongoing professional learning.

This is a blended course with 60 hours face to face and 40 hours of online work plus 25 hours of assignment work.

The North East field team is pleased to partner with Laurentian University to offer this very exciting and innovative Mathematics Additional Qualifications collaborative learning opportunity!  

The course is 60% face to face and 40% online.  All information related to the coursework and assignments is posted at mathleadershipnetwork.ca.  If you are new to the MLN you will need to set up a login and password for the site.  For all technical issues related to the website please contact Tim at timothy.robinson@ontario.ca.

 

Face to Face Component

The face to face AQ hours are the three MLN sessions:  April 5-7, July 4-6, and September 21-23.

 

Online Component

 

April – June:

The online component is your participation in ‘Not a Book Study’.  

 

October – November: 

Welcome to the final online component of Mathematics Part Two AQ!  The goal of this component is to provide you with some additional readings to consider related to our focus on assessment and supporting development, and an opportunity to engage in reflective dialogue with the AQ participants. There will also be opportunities to engage in math, as supporting our own mathematical development is not only fun, but essential in our role as mathematics leaders.

There are 3 two-week modules to be completed between October 2 and November 10.  Ideally, you will complete the required tasks and post your response within the first ten days.  This will allow participants to respond to posts later in the two week period.  Participants are required to read ALL posts and respond to a minimum of 2 posts of colleagues. Please take the opportunity to respond to different colleagues throughout the learning.  When responding, please ensure that you are providing an opportunity to extend and deepen the learning of other participants. Also keep in mind our themes of efficacy, beliefs, constructivism, and connecting as you engage in the learning.

All modules are posted so participants who would like to work ahead are free to do so, however you will be required to respond to posts during the module timeline.  Due to the tight turnaround time between the end of Math Part Two and the beginning of Math Part Three, it is essential that all online learning be completed by November 10.

At the conclusion of the online modules you will be required to complete a self-evaluation.  See Module Three, Task D to view the evaluation rubric.

Module 1 – October 2-13

Module 2 – October 16 -27

Module 3 – October 30 – November 10

 

Assignments

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Assignment One is a reflective opportunity to deepen your vision of effective mathematics learning and teaching.  This assignment will be completed during our face to face MLN sessions. 10%

Assignment Two is ‘Not a Book Study’. In addition to counting towards an assignment, participation in ‘Not a Book Study’ will be the only online participation required between April and June.   20%

Assignment Three focuses on Assessment and will be developed between April and December.  30%

Assignment Four is your Onsite Engagement in the Community of Learners. Kindly review the rubric on the MLN site as you will be asked to reflect upon your engagement in the onsite Community of Learners at the end of our three day April session. 20%

Assignment Five is the Fosnot Online Platform – New Perspectives: June -August 10%. Online engagement in a community of learners, 10% 

Laurentian University Late Assignment Policy

 

For AQ content issues, contact gord.daniels@ontario.ca 

For technical issues contact timothy.robinson@ontario.ca