PD Alberta

Introduction  | 2 Day Workshops | Information

Mary Jane Moreau, Sr. Manager of Outreach and Teacher Training for Alberta, and Benn Goddard, Manager of Outreach and Teacher Training, will show you how applying JUMP principles can help expand your knowledge of math and confidence as a math teacher, while making math classes more effective, more enjoyable, and less stressful for you and your students.

Mary Jane has over 20 years of elementary teaching experience, in public, private and Catholic schools.  She has used JUMP Math materials and methodologies extensively and worked closely with founder Dr. John Mighton.  The first year she used JUMP Math with her grade 5 students, she raised their class average percentile ranking from the 66th percentile on a standardized test to the 92nd percentile.  Her second class moved from the 54th to the 98th percentiles in one year. See Mary Jane on YouTube.

Benn Goddard taught for 10 years in the UK. He began his teaching career at an international private school before moving into the state system for 9 years. There he taught 11 to 18 year-olds in extremely diverse schools in the East of London. During the latter part of his time in London he became aware of profound gaps in the mathematical understanding of his students. These gaps were having a huge effect on their confidence and acting as a barrier to future educational pathways. His research and work in trying to close these gaps ultimately led him to JUMP Math and he was delighted to join the team in August 2013 following his relocation to Calgary. 


How to Reach and Teach Every Child (Introduction)

Focus Audience: Teachers of Grades 1–8, Learning Assistance Specialists, and EAs with little or no experience with JUMP Math and those who have NOT taken the Introduction workshop previously. This is not aimed at Tutors or Parents.

JUMP Math’s Professional Development (PD) session is designed to give you the tools and skills to effectively implement the program in your classroom or school. In this workshop participants will:

  • Learn about the JUMP Math program, its philosophy and development
  • Examine their own comfort levels with mathematics and mathematics teaching
  • Discuss the importance of teachers' mathematical knowledge
  • Observe and critique a JUMP Math lesson
  • Become familiar with JUMP Math's teacher and student materials
  • Learn about anticipating ‘pitfalls’, task analysis and other JUMP Math teaching strategies
  • Discuss practical strategies
  • Have opportunities to share ideas and network with colleagues

Workshop Dates:

Date:  Tuesday January 12, 2016 (click on date to register)
Time:  9:00 am – 4:00 pm Mountain Time
Location: Calgary, AB - Boys and Girls Club of Calgary Admin Building, 731 - 13th Avenue NE - RADAR Classroom  (map)
Cost:  $80* plus GST per participant

*Special offer: $20 per participant registration for student and first year teachers. Please contact Noreen McLean (noreen.mclean@jumpmath.org) for details and registration

Books (one set per participant) are available until Tuesday January 5, 2016 and must be ordered at time of registration. No books will be sold at the workshop.

NOTE:  How to Reach and Teach Every Child (Introduction) are also available as a series of Webinars.


2-Day Workshops

JUMP Math presents 2-Day workshops that are designed to give participants a deeper understanding of how to teach math effectively. 2-Day Workshops are held in cities across Canada, - Click here for Registration information

You can also browse our calendar for a full slate of training sessions and webinars.


Discounts and Payment

When you register, you have the opportunity to order one set of grade-specific student Assessment and Practice books at the discounted price of $14 plus GST and one printed, binder-ready version of a grade-specific Teacher Resource package at the discounted price of $65 plus GST.  This discount is only available up to one week before the workshop.

We recommend that you pay online when you register. However, if you do pay by cheque, please indicate which workshop you are attending and mail it to:  JUMP Math, One Yonge Street, Suite 1014, Toronto, ON M5E 1E5. Please do not bring your cheque to the workshop.



For your convenience, JUMP Math PD sessions for Level 1, Level 2 and special education are available as a series of webinars.

You can also browse our calendar for a full list of training sessions and available institutes.


Want a PD Session in Your Community?

If there is sufficient interest in your school district, arrangements can be made to have a JUMP Math facilitator deliver professional development to your group. Prices vary according to location and number of teachers. Please contact Noreen McLean, Office Manager, for more details.


Professional Development Certificates

Professional development certificates are available to participants upon request. Please contact Noreen McLean to make arrangements.