JUMP Math workshops in B.C. are led by Liz Barrett, our Manager of Teacher Support and First Nations Outreach and by Rebekaah Shaffer, Outreach Manager and Teacher Support, BC.
Liz Barrett has been working with JUMP Math for many years and is passionate about working with teachers, parents and tutors, especially those from First Nations communities. She is extremely knowledgeable and passionate about JUMP Math and its effect upon not only students but also teachers and parents. Liz is more than willing to spend time answering your questions and guiding you in the right direction.
Rebekaah Shaffer is a former high school math teacher, who now works with JUMP Math, supporting teachers with implementation of the program. She graduated from Simon Fraser University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics, and subsequently embarked on a 15 year teaching career. The sense that we weren’t addressing deficiencies in math early enough awoke in her a desire to help elementary students develop stronger numeracy skills. She joined JUMP Math in an effort to do just this.
If you wish to implement the JUMP Math program effectively, we strongly recommend that you attend a training session.
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.
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
- Including an introduction to the Smart Lesson Materials
Date: Thursday March 10, 2016 (click on date to register)
Time: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm Pacific Time
Location: Abbotsford, BC - Cascade Community Church, Dining Room, 35190 DeLair Road (map)
Cost: $80* plus GST per participant
*Special offer: $20 per participant registration for student and first year teachers. Please contact Noreen McLean for details and registration
Books (one set per participant) are available until Thursday March 3, 2016 and must be ordered at time of registration. No books will be sold at the workshop.
Closed for the season.
JUMP Math presents an intensive two-day workshop designed to give participants a deeper understanding of how to teach math effectively. One set of grade-specific Assessment and Practice Books are included with the registration fee.
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.
You can also browse our calendar for a full list of training sessions and webinars.
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 webinars.
Want a PD Session in Your Community?
For more information about upcoming PD opportunities in British Columbia, please contact Liz Barrett
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.