The Alberta curriculum asks us to teach from conceptual understanding to procedural knowledge.
What does that look & sound like in Grades 5 & 6?
There’s number sense and number facts and we have to study, teach and assess both. With the 3 R’s in mind, this 2 day series will help you determine:
What to teach, in what sequence and for how long? What to Test. how to test it and when to decide to move on.
The focus is number skills and number sense (with specific attention to multiplication, division & decimals), but math is also measurement, shape and space. The tasks we engage with will connect all three.
Key Questions specific to your grade level:
Geri Lorway does not promote or support “discovery learning”. She promotes and supports teaching children how to think, how to reason and problem solve, how to comprehend and communicate both written and oral language in grade appropriate ways, how to use their visual spatial skills to learn, recall and apply FACTS.
The basics that form the foundation for success with Readin’, Ritin’ and ‘Rithmetic all connect when we teach kids to THINK as they learn.
Geri's career in education spans more than 35 years. She has taught in single & multi grade classrooms, been a principal, a District Principal, a District Consultant and currently continue as a University Professor, action researcher, coach and mentor to teachers, parents and students across Western Canada. As she works in classrooms across the province, her knowledge and understanding evolves. Teaching is change because learning is change.
4-6/4 à 6
This learning event includes morning refreshments and Lunch.
$60 for one session and $100 for 2 sessions in the series