LCEEQ Newsletter

October 2017

The LCEEQ Newsletter - Issue 031 - The mid-October Edition

In this issue:

Elementary Math Focus

A New Year Brings New Challenges

High Level Practice

What does it look like?

Our monthly winner

When logging in is all you need...

Upcoming dates...

October 25, 2017

LCEEQ Regular Meeting
November 2, 2017

LCEEQ Steering Committee
November 3, 2017

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The LCEEQ Newsletter - Issue 031 - The mid-October Edition

Elementary Mathematics Teachers’ Voices Heard

Intro Video Link

Jillian Alexis (left), Deborah Caruso (right)

For more than three years LCEEQ has been sponsoring a project entitled Elementary Math Focus which incorporates intensive study of Mathematical concepts in a Summer Institute setting, followed by the application of newly acquired strategies during the school year. The summer training is complemented during the school year by local Consultants. The first Cohort, which began the process in Summer 2015, has now completed the three-year cycle. Two additional Cohorts are in progress providing professional development to more than three hundred fifty teachers in total.

In early September, teachers in all three Cohorts were invited to complete an online survey of their experience. The response was very encouraging with more than fifty percent of Cohort One, sixty-nine percent of Cohort Two, and seventy-five percent of Cohort Three taking the time to complete the questionnaire. As a small incentive, those who wished to identify their replies were eligible to win a fifty-dollar gift certificate. The lucky winners, drawn at random, were Deborah Caruso, Jillian Alexis, and Debbie Tempe(no photo provided).

We thank all the participants for taking time to provide the valuable feedback which is most helpful as the Organizing Committee continues to plan for upcoming sessions. We wish all teachers well as they implement new strategies in their classrooms.

High Level Practice

What does it look like?

LCEEQ-Annual Seminar

If you are asking this question about “High Level Practices (HLP)”, coaching and professional growth, discover what the Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board Principal Leadership Team is doing as part of its professional learning. Partially funded by the LCEEQ, they have developed a wealth of PowerPoints, readings, and videos of teachers in the classroom in all subject areas at both the elementary and secondary levels. These video records include teachers and pedagogical leaders developing their capacities by exploring instructional practices that lead to greater student success.

For more details about this project visit its information page.

Our Summer Winner

Monthly Winner

Manon Viau, a teacher in the Français + Program at Birchwood Elementary for the Lester B. Pearson School Board, is the LCEEQ prize winner for September 2017. She teaches Grade One with amazing partners. She brings to her classroom thirty years of teaching experience.

Manon proudly states, “I love my profession even more than I ever did. With experience, I have gained confidence and feel more at ease taking new challenges. I am a mother of two beautiful daughters who are my pride and joy. In my free time, I enjoy cooking, reading, walking my dogs and finding activities and projects to do with my school Munchkins.”

Manon received a one-hundred-dollar gift certificate from Chapters. What did she do to win this prize, you ask? She simply logged into her LCEEQ account to get the latest information. You could be a winner by doing the same! You don’t have an account, you say. Then visit and sign up today.

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