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St. Lawrence College hosts Math Conference


St. Lawrence College is pleased to host CON.NETworks, an opportunity for mathematics educators from across the province to come together and share expertise, and learn about new initiatives in education. This annual conference is organized by the Ontario Association for Mathematics Education (OAME) and will be held at the college May 9 - 12, 2012.

The theme CON.NETworks represents an exploration of making connections between mathematical topics, divisions, the classroom and the community. More than 850 delegates, all teachers from pre-Kindergarten to grade 12 as well as post-secondary, will be inspired to make connections through professional learning, exploration of resources, and networking.

Kingston's renowned experts Lynda Colgan, Rena Upitis and Joan McDuff along with other distinguished provincial and international researchers will engage participants in thinking about today’s 21st century learner. Sessions will examine enabling thinking tools for students, cross-curricular connections, differentiated instruction, the nurturing of young mathematicians, and teacher and student efficacy, to name a few. CON.NETworks will also offer two special focus sessions, including 'Math for Young Children' and 'Math Explorations,' each promising to support delegates in connecting research and practice. This year’s program also offers a variety of workshop sessions that will support teachers in their important work, whether they are working in the classroom, at a school level or the system level.

The conference is organized by the Quinte-St. Lawrence Mathematics Association. St. Lawrence College and the Limestone District School Board are proud to have our teachers as members in this association and involved in the planning of this conference.