PDTCA 2023 has ended

CALGARY TELUS CONVENTION CENTRE(CTCC) and HYATT - address and driving directions

President Schilling’s 2023 Convention Greeting Link

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Thursday, February 23 • 11:45am - 1:00pm
(PRE-REG MAX 30) An Introduction to Building Thinking Classrooms in Mathematics in Middle Years

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This session will guide attendees through many of the 14-practices introduced in Peter Lilejedahl’s Building a Thinking Classroom in Mathematics by engaging educators in a moc Thinking Classroom using hands-on, vertical whiteboard Thinking Tasks in groups of 3. Following the Thinking Classroom process, there will be time for questions and discussions about our experience implementing it in our schools. This session is intended for educators who are new to or exploring the idea of building Thinking Classrooms. Although the content of this session is geared towards grades 7-9 numeracy teachers, the ideas of the session are applicable to any subject and grade level.


Landry Forand

Landry Forand: Landry is a grade 9 teacher with Rocky View Schools teaching at Chestermere Lake Middle School. Landry is a graduate of the University of Lethbridge and has been in practice for the past 6 years. During this time his professional growth has focused on curriculum, assessment... Read More →
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Alicia Huculak

Alicia Huculak: Alicia is currently a grade 8 teacher with Rocky View Schools at Muriel Clayton Middle School in Airdrie. Alicia is a graduate of Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador and is currently completing her MEd. Alicia has been in practice for the past 4 years... Read More →

Andrea Vance

Andrea Vance: Andrea is currently a grade 7 teacher with Rocky View Schools at Muriel Clayton Middle School in Airdrie. She holds a BEd and MSc from the University of Ottawa and has been in practice for 5 years. She is passionate about teaching math and science and growing her practice... Read More →

Thursday February 23, 2023 11:45am - 1:00pm MST
Ideation 2/3 CTCC