Attending this event?
To create an account so you can make a personal schedule, click on the Login or Signup link at the top of the screen. To find out how to make your account private, manage your profile, and get the most out of SCHED, please click on the Information link below.


REGISTRATION STAGE: From February 1–14, you will be able to preregister and add sessions to your personal schedule, but you will be limited to registering or adding only one session per time block. If sessions below appear greyed out, it means you have already added one session during that time block to your schedule. Deselect it to add a different session to your schedule.

Thursday, February 27 • 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Teaching for Conceptual Understanding: The PRODUCTIVE Struggle is Real!

Sign up or log in to save this to your schedule and see who's attending!

The 'aha' moments are why many teachers teach! We want students to 'get it', not just blindly follow a list of rules. But, how do we get there more consistently with more students? The answer can be as simple as changing a single lesson within a unit or cycle of study. In this session, you will learn how to collaboratively develop a conceptually-based lesson through the use of a high-cognitive-demand task that promotes productive struggle. We will talk about how to group students to maximize conceptual understanding, how to engage students through questioning, and what not to say/do to ensure we're not emptying tasks of their cognitive demand. Much like reading comprehension is key to success in literacy, understanding WHY a procedure works is key to success in numeracy. A single lesson can make the difference between blind obedience and sense-making in mathematics!

avatar for Jane Gannon

Jane Gannon

Owner/Educational Math Consultant, Gannon Consulting
My 20 years of math education experience spans from the elementary to the post-secondary levels. I currently teach grades 8 and 9 math, and I am a member of the Edmonton School Division Teacher Collaborative Committee on Math. Over the past 20 years, in addition to teaching in the... Read More →

Thursday February 27, 2020 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Westin (Devonian Room) 10135 100 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5J 0N7
Feedback form isn't open yet.