Games that Connect Math and Literacy
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Games that Connect Math and Literacy
Presented by: Wanda Dechant & Kim Tackaberry
December 3, 2021 | 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location: Online
Grade Level / Audience
Pre Service Teachers and Educational Assistants
About the Session

Target Audience: GR K-6 pre-serive teachers and educational assistants

Games can be engaging and motivating, while simultaneously providing opportunities for students to deepen the connection between literacy and mathematics. In particular, games are a great way to embed student choice, which results in increasing their ability to focus and concentrate. 

We will discuss the math and literacy components within the game, as well as:

  • what to look for
  • what to listen for
  • questions to ask students
  • ideas for differentiation
  • error handling

Leave this session with ready-made ideas to take back to your in-person classroom or use as online learning resources. Come and join us in our playful, yet intentional time, as we highlight the symbiotic relationship between literacy and mathematics in the K-6 grades.

About the Presenter

Wanda Dechant

is a Designer of Professional Learning with the Calgary Regional Consortium.  Her role includes supporting teachers, E.A.s, school admin, learning coaches and parents in K-12 Math and Numeracy. Wanda began teaching math and science in 2000, her teaching experience extends from grades 7 – 12.  For the past 7 years Wanda’s work has included a major focus on K-6 Mathematics.  Three critical aspects of learning that Wanda embeds into her work include:

  • Student and teacher self-confidence in math
  • Students and teachers making their thinking visible to themselves and to each other
  • Students and teachers as mathematicians - let’s do the math

Kim Tackaberry

is a Designer of Professional Learning with the Calgary Regional Consortium. Her areas of focus include literacy and inclusive education. She is presently continuing her Master of Education Studies at Queen's University, specializing in literacy. Kim’s teaching career spans over 30 years, ten as a classroom teacher at Foothills Academy Society, a school specializing in children with Learning Disabilities and ADHD. Kim has designed several e-courses for teachers, titles include Learning Disabilities and Introduction to Literacy and Numeracy Progressions.

Registration Fee: $20.00

Registration Notes:

This session will be recorded and available to all registrants for 30 days after the session occurs.

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