Spring 2021 PD 1
Thursday, May 27th 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
It has been well over a year since we dove head-first into teaching online. Among all the changes, a few things have remained the same: engaged minds learn better, and subsequently, test better. Early on, we heard from students who “got” the material, while failing to hear from those who needed the most support. Those who never engaged in the public chat because they did not know the answers, or if they knew, were reluctant to participate for fear of making mistakes. We will share our year-long quest of exploring different tools and strategies to engage and assess online student learning, from semester start-up surveys to math escape rooms, and everything in between. Join us to learn more about what keeps students coming back!
Elisa Romeo has 8+ years in various roles in education including, Instructional Designer, Tutoring and Learning Centre Math Advisor, and College Professor at George Brown and Sheridan. She is a member of the Ontario College of Teachers and holds her Masters in Education and a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and Art and Art History. To relieve barriers faced by many learners, she is committed to making mathematics education accessible by contextualizing mathematics through discourse, culturally relevant pedagogy, and interactive technologies.
Frosina Stojanovska-Pocuca is a professor of Mathematics and Statistics and a Mathematics coordinator for Engineering Technology at Mohawk College. She holds a Concurrent Bachelor of Mathematics/Bachelor of Education Degree and a Masters of Mathematics for Teachers. Her professional areas of interest include exploring different methods and technologies to increase students’ engagement of authentic and purposeful learning of mathematical concepts that promote a deeper level of understanding.