FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
LONDON CONFERENCE TO STRENGTHEN NUMERACY IN CANADA
November 14, 2018 (London, ON) –
The most effective, evidence-based methods for strengthening numeracy in Canada are drawing hundreds of local educators, school administrators, researchers, and policy-makers to the Art & Science of Math Education Conference 2018 at Western University on Saturday, November 17th. This discussion is increasingly relevant, with math achievement of Canadian students declining relative to the rest of the world. Mathematics is shown to be an even greater predictor of academic and life success than reading and attention skills.
The conference will expose participants to a range of expertise in math and cognitive science, change management, and social justice. The agenda has been designed to spur conversation, challenge status-quo thinking, and provide opportunities to share ideas across disciplinary boundaries.
The conference will feature keynotes and breakout sessions led by leading practitioners in their fields, including:
Dr. Daniel Ansari, Art & Science of Math Education Conference Chair, Professor & Canada Research Chair in Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, Western University
Sara Caruso-Taccone, Principal, St. Gerard School Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board
Dr. Jo-Anne Lefevre, Chancellor’s Professor of Cognitive Science & Psychology and Director of the Institute of Cognitive Science, Carleton University
Dr. Erin Maloney, Assistant Professor, University of Ottawa & Director of the Cognition and Emotion Laboratory
Dr. John Mighton, OC, Founder of JUMP Math
Dr. Immaculate Namukasa, Associate Professor of Education, Western University
Dr. Tracy Solomon, Developmental Psychologist & Teaching Faculty, OISE, University of Toronto
Tracy White, K-8 Mathematics Learning Coordinator, Thames Valley District School Board
Click here to read their full bios.
"I am tremendously excited that this conference is coming to Western University. It provides a unique forum for researchers and educators passionate about mathematics education to share ideas and learn from one another” said Dr. Daniel Ansari, Conference Chair, Professor and Canada Research Chair in Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, Western University.
The conference is co-hosted by JUMP Math and Western University and will be held in the Faculty of Education, John George Althouse Building.
JUMP Math is a registered charity dedicated to helping people lead more fulfilled lives. Its evidence-based curricula and professional development replaces math anxiety with an understanding and a love of math in students and educators. JUMP Math reaches over 210,000 students worldwide, including over 170,000 students across Canada. JUMP Math’s founder, Dr. John Mighton, OC, was awarded the 10th Egerton Ryerson Award for advocacy and dedication to public education. JUMP Math is the second Canadian organization to win a WISE Award for innovative solutions to educational challenges.
An optional JUMP Math professional development day is being held on Sunday, November 18th for teachers and academic leaders eager to learn more about JUMP Math methodology, resources, and professional development. Those interested in Day Two of the conference, can register by following this link.
The Art & Science of Math Education conference was made possible because of the generous support of the Letwin family.
For more information about JUMP Math, visit www.jumpmath.org.
For more information about Western University, visit https://www.uwo.ca
Visit www.mathconference.ca for full conference details.
For media inquiries, please contact:
Margot Porter, Director of Development, JUMP Math
Office: 416-596-7716 x 227 | Cell: 416-894-3006