The Math Focus Project to support Elementary Math teachers originated with the Summer Institute in 2015. Since that time several hundred teachers have successfully completed the three-year training and have received ongoing support from their local Consultants in a variety of ways. A dedicated Secondary group (8-9) was added in 2017. In the August 2019 three Cohorts (Cohort 3, Cohort 4, and Cohort 5) totaling more than three hundred teachers and administrators attended the sessions at Manoir St Sauveur.
A new group, Cohort 6, was to start the three-year cycle in August 2020, but as you are all well aware, this was not possible. Cohort 6 will include a Grade10-11 Instructional Group meaning that the training now has extended through all grade levels.
Although the in-person Math Institute did not happen in Summer 2020 and 2021, LCEEQ along with the DNA Math Team were able to offer many Webinars throughout the year and during the summer.
Following all sessions, participants are invited to complete an online evaluation questionnaire. Take a look at the Reports and Summaries over the years.
It is important to consider what impact this ongoing project is having in our schools. During 2018-2019 an Impact Study was conducted using data from across the province, A Report was submitted to the Ministry of Education in September. The study revealed some very interesting information about the project over the first several years. Take a few moments to read about the effectiveness of the Math Focus Project. Measuring the Impact of the Math Focus Project 2015-2019.