Dec 14

Thank you to our partners in education for an incredible 2017

Seven Gens Team on Stage 2

The Robertson Program would like to thank everyone we work alongside for a truly exciting year full of creativity, ingenuity and adventure in learning. We feel incredibly fortunate to be invited into schools, communities and even homes – all in the name of building relationships through a common goal of making mathematics and science more accessible to learners of all ages.

2017 was an incredible year! Please have a look at some of the remarkable teaching and learning that you helped make possible.

We wish everyone a happy holiday season and look forward to another inventive year in 2018.

With great admiration for work you do!
Best wishes,

Bev, Joan, Zach P., Larisa, Julie, Jisoo and Zack H.

Special thanks to the Dr. Eric Jackman Institute of Child Study Lab School!

Robertson’s Year in Review

September

October

  • With partners Seven Generations Education Institute and the Rainy River District School Board (RRDSB), the Robertson Program co-hosts the Indigenous Knowledge and Mathematics Education: Responding to the TRC’s Calls to Action Conference in Treaty #3/Fort Frances, Ontario – Oct. 4, 5
  • Bev and Joan attend the Computational Thinking in Mathematics Education Symposium at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology – Oct. 13
  • Western University PhD Candidate (and Robertson Team member) Zack Hawes visits Bev’s second-year MA Math Class to share his expertise on spatializing number
  • Meeting with the Math Knowledge Network’s (MKN) Computational Thinking community of practice at Fields Institute – Oct. 24
  • Meeting with MKN’s Indigenous Knowledge and Mathematics Education community of practice in London, Ont. – Oct. 27, 28

November

  • Seven Generations Education Institute FNSSP Team visits OISE and Jackman ICS and teaches in Bev’s second-year MA Math Class – Nov. 1, 2
  • Bev and Larisa Lam explore spatial approaches to mathematics with Grades 1-8 students in an after school program (Number Buddies) in Thorncliffe Park, founded by OISE MA teacher candidate Deborah Benhamu for children recently arrived from Syria.
  • Bev and Robin Coyne present “Mapping Recess” at the People for Education conference – Nov. 11
  • Hilary Greaves of York Region DSB spends day with Bev and Joan planning math PD – Nov. 14
  • Bev guest teaches OISE’s second-year Master of Teaching Students in Susan London McNab’s mathematics course. The graduate students create new extensions for the cookie sheet symmetry game.
  • The Robertson Program and OISE host a mathematics inquiry mini conference with MA Teacher Candidates – Nov. 30

December

  • The Robertson Program features a poster of collaborative work in Northwestern Ontario at the OISE research gala – Dec. 11

Earlier this year…

January 2017

Seven Generations Education Institute:

Rainy River District School Board:

  • The Robertson team continues our math collaboration with educators and students at Donald Young P.S. in Emo, Ont. – Jan. 25
  • The Robertson team continues our math PD with educators at Robert Moore P.S. in Fort Frances, Ont. – Jan. 26

February 2017             

March 2017

  • Melody Crowe of Alderville First Nation (Kawartha Pine Ridge DSB) is special guest, teaching in Grades 1-3 classrooms at JICS – March 9
  • Bev works with OISE MA students to use mathematics, mapping and science to explore issues of access to drinking water in First Nation communities – March 27
  • Bev and Joan skype with our partners at Johnny Therriault School to develop new math lessons for the classroom – March 29
  • Bev and Joan skype with our partners at Donald Young School (RRDSB) to develop new math lessons for the classroom – March 30
  • Bev and Joan skype with our partners at Robert Moore Public School (RRDSB) to develop new math lessons for the classroom – March 31

April 2017

  • Bev and Joan present at the Math Education and Society Conference in Volos, Greece – April 7 – 12

May 2017

  • Bev and Joan visit Johnny Therriault School in Aroland First Nation to continue our partnership to develop new ways of teaching math in the classroom – May 1 and 2
  • The Robertson team collaborates with Dr. George Gadanidis and educators at St. Andrews Public School in Scarborough, Ont. to develop new ways of teaching coding in the classroom – May 8
  • The Robertson team and partners from the Rainy River District School Board, Seven Generations Education Institute, Aroland First Nation and Long Lake #58 First Nation make eight presentations at the Ontario Association of Math Educators Conference in Kingston, Ont. – May 11 – 13
  • Rainy River District School Board Math Lead Brad Oster visits the Robertson Program and math classrooms at the Dr. Eric Jackman Institute of Child Study.
  • The Robertson team continues to collaborate with Dr. George Gadanidis and educators at St. Andrews Public School in Scarborough, Ont. to develop new ways of teaching coding in the classroom – May 16
  • Seven Generations First Nation Student Success Program teachers Aimee Beazley and Shelly Jones visit the Robertson Program to plan upcoming professional development with Seven Generations educators – May 17
  • The Robertson team attends “Outside Looking In” – a performance featuring many students from Seven Generations Education Institute – May 18
  • The Robertson team continues to collaborate with Dr. George Gadanidis and educators at St. Andrews Public School in Scarborough, Ont. to develop new ways of teaching coding in the classroom – May 24
  • The Robertson team visits Johnny Therriault School in Aroland First Nation to continue our math collaboration with educators and students – May 29 – 30

 June 2017

  • The Robertson team visits Migizi Wazisin Elementary School at Long Lake #58 First Nation to continue our math collaboration with educators and students – May 31 – June 1
  • The Robertson team visits Pegamigaabo School at Big Grassy First Nation (Seven Gens) to continue our math collaboration with educators and students – June 5 – 6
  • The Robertson team visits Onigaming School at Onigaming First Nation (Seven Gens) to continue our math collaboration with educators and students – June 7 – 8
  • The Robertson team visits Donald Young School (RRDSB) to continue our math collaboration with educators and students – June 12 – 13
  • The Robertson team visits North Star School (Seven Gens) to continue our math collaboration with educators and students – June 14 – 15
  • Bev travels to Trent University to participate in the inaugural meeting of the Indigenous Knowledge and Mathematics Education meeting as part of the Math Knowledge Network (MKN) – June 28 – 29

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