Yesterday I participated in a webinar offered through the Alberta Regional Consortia on Additive Thinking. It provided some wonderful suggestions and tools for helping Div 1 and 2 students develop strategies to improve their additive thinking. As a part of the webinar, we were introduced to the Alberta Regional Consortia's Elementary Math Professional Learning site. It is a treasure trove of instructional practices, assessment tools, and content resources that Elementary Math teachers can use in their classrooms to build and support students learning.
The content resources are broken into three areas: equality, addition and subtraction, and multiplication and division. If you click on a content area, you are then provided with a list of the key understandings for each content area, parent communication pieces that you can send home, evidence of student learning descriptors, and resources for teachings, assessing, and planning. If you haven't already checked out the site, it is well worth a look.
Elementary Math Professional Learning Site
As an added note, the whole Alberta Regional Consortia site contains a wealth of knowledge and resources for Alberta teachers. You need to log in to the site, but membership is free of charge. Once you are in, you can access subject area and focus area resources to support your classroom instruction. One of my favourite parts of the site is the information contained under the focus area of First Nations, Metis and Inuit Learning. There are cross-curricular, inclusive lessons plans that can be used at a variety of grade and content levels. Take the time to check it out!
Alberta Regional Consortia Learning Resources
This blog and resources website has been developed through the work of various AISI coaches in PHRD. The lead collaborative teachers for the 2015/2016 school year, Cheryl Frose, Christine Quong and Tammy Tkachuk will continue to update this site. If you have resources you would like to share or would like to contribute to the blog, please contact us.
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