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.
Participants were invited to complete an online evaluation questionnaire. More than 80% accepted the invitation and provided valuable feedback to the Organizing Committee which is presently planning the August 2020 training. Take a look at the Math Report 2019.
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.
A new group, Cohort 6, will start the three-year cycle in August 2020. Cohort 6 will include a Grade10-11 Instructional Group meaning that the training now has extended through all grade levels. School Boards and the Private School Associations are presently recruiting teachers and administrators to join this new cohort. Registration is scheduled to begin in the new calendar year. If you are interested in participating in this project you should inform your Math Consultant or the QAIS Executive Director without delay as there are limited spaces assigned to each School Board/Association.