Making Math Fun
Thursday, 22 November 2018, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM (GMT -05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
Join a panel discussion moderated by Andrea Dickinson, Executive Director of Tri-County Literacy Network and learn some tips, tricks, and teaching strategies to make math fun for you to present to your learners and keep them enjoying math throughout their learning journey with you! Featured panelists Barb Glass, Executive Director, College Sector Committee for Adult Upgrading, Summer Burton, Project Manager, Literacy Link South Central's Gamification Project, and Wayne Miedema, Essential Skills Instructor, Waterloo Region District School Board will give you the confidence to try some great ways to keep all kinds of learners engaged with math.
Andrea Dickinson
As Executive Director of the Tri-County Literacy Network for the past 17 years, Andrea Dickinson has had the opportunity to manage a number of fun and exciting projects including Evaluating Outreach Strategies and Events, Learners Speak Out video, Need To Read Festivals, Celebration of Learning Speakers Series and the Learning To Earning project. In addition, for twelve years prior to her involvement in the literacy field, Andrea was involved in front line work in her role as the Education Coordinator with the Canadian Mental Health Association. Andrea obtained her Master of Arts from the University of Toronto.
Barb Glass
Barb's teaching career began in the (then) York Region Board of Education. In 1990, she relocated to North Bay and spent 23 years at Canadore College, teaching and coordinating adult upgrading and pre-apprenticeship programs. Subsequently, Barb moved to Conestoga College as Chair, Preparatory Programs, followed by a three-year tenure at Niagara College as Associate Dean, Access Programs. In 2016, Barb began her current position as Executive Director of the CSC.
Summer Burton
Summer Burton, Project Manager, Literacy Link South Central has worked in the field of adult education in both the corporate and non-profit sectors for over 10 years. She currently works as a Project Manager for Literacy Link South Central and supports the Local Employment Planning Council as their Service Planning Coordinator. Experienced in classroom and workshop facilitation, coaching and mentoring, she is passionate about the Maker Movement and creating innovative training material and opportunities for hands-on learning in a safe, fun environment.
Wayne Miedema
Wayne decided to like math in Grade 4. He finds math fun, interesting, and even beautiful - but not always easy. Wayne started volunteering in literacy in 1988. Since then, he has taught behind bars in the Guelph Correctional Centre, under trees in Mozambique and in classrooms in Malawi, Cambridge and Waterloo. Wayne now teaches with the WRDSB’s Essential Skills Upgrading.
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