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We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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Introduction to Math and Coding

Overview:

With the inclusion of coding in the new Ontario Elementary Mathematics Curriculum 2020, there is a need for in-service teachers to learn to code and to teach mathematics through coding. This specialized eight-session (8) course will help you prepare and grow within the new math curriculum. This course provides those with limited or no coding experience the knowledge and the confidence to teach mathematics through coding.

Feeling nervous about teaching coding? Let us show you that:
  • Coding is actually pretty easy;
  • Math and coding have always been complimentary;
  • You do not need to be a coding expert in order to teach coding;
  • Coding is collaborative;
  • Coding can be fun and rewarding.

You will receive an Ontario Tech University certificate upon successful completion of this course.

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Who should attend?

You may use the knowledge and skills developed through this course to prepare you for understanding and teaching the new Ontario Elementary Mathematics Curriculum for grade 1 to 8 which now includes coding, such as:

  • Grade 1 to 8 teachers and support staff, particularly those using the Ontario curriculum;
  • Preservice teachers and newly certified teachers*;
  • Faculty of Education graduate students and alumni;
  • Other individuals interested in STEAM education.

*Please note that current Ontario Tech University Teacher Candidates and Bachelor of Education students learn this material as part of their program.

Custom program option: This course is also available as a custom program for organizations who would like to arrange this course for a large group. Contacts us at continuouslearning@ontariotechu.ca for more information. 

What you'll learn 

  • Create and remix code to investigate mathematical properties and to solve mathematical problems
  • Develop strategies to support students using code to solve mathematics problems
  • Create and/or adapt math problems that could be solved using code by elementary students 

Required elements

Complete eight (8) two-hour virtual in-class sessions, weekly assigned tasks, and final portfolio project to complete the Introduction to Math and Coding course and receive a formal certificate.

  • Learning objectives

    The completion of this short course will enable attendees to acquire essential knowledge and gain experience related to teaching coding elements of the new Ontario Elementary Mathematics Curriculum 2020, including the following:

    • Create and remix code to investigate mathematical properties and to solve mathematical problems
    • Develop strategies to support students using code to solve mathematics problems with code
    • Create and/or adapt math problems that could be solved using code by elementary students 
  • Certificate requirements
    To obtain the University Certificate you must:
    • Attend and actively participate in all eight (8) virtual in-class sessions (includes group discussions and debriefs);
    • Successfully complete all assigned individual work;
    • Successfully complete the final project (portfolio).
  • Course design

    Weekly course meeting times allow for an ongoing, practical learning cycle with individualized mentoring and feedback. Learn new concepts in-class, plan and implement these concepts on your own throughout the week, then debrief and reflect on your experience with an expert and your peers in the next class to cement your learning. You will also create a portfolio of your work to demonstrate your new skills.

Fall 2020 Schedule: Register Now 

Time 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. EST
Days Thursdays
Date range October 8 to November 26, 2020

*Schedule is subject to change.

Winter 2020 Schedule:

Time 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. EST
Days Thursdays
Date range To be determined

*Schedule is subject to change.

COVID-19 update: All Continuous Learning sessions are being offered online until further notice. Online participation instructions will be emailed to registered learners before the start on their courses/workshops. Thank you for your flexibility and understanding.

Though this course is open to all, it is expected that all learners in this course have post-secondary education and/or industry experience relating to teaching with the Ontario Mathematics Curriculum for grades 1 to 8.

Suitability for registration in this course is at the learner's discretion.

COVID-19 update: All Continuous Learning sessions are being offered online until further notice. Online participation instructions will be emailed to registered learners before the start on their courses/workshops. Thank you for your flexibility and understanding.

Online course delivery is a synchronous format. This means you must attend the virtual class at specified dates and times.

Kaltura Virtual Classroom and/or Google Meet will be used to deliver this program online.

This course includes:
  • Weekly lessons
    • Including demos, guided math challenges, and how to support students with trouble shooting
  • Group discussions
  • Individual work
    • Includes at-home work, readings/videos
    • Direct and individualized feedback on weekly lessons and assignments
  • Lesson-study/mentorship
  • The creation of a portfolio to demonstrate your new skills
Online learning requirements:
  • Computer with internet access
  • Stable internet or data connection
  • Microphone
  • Webcam
  • Audio device (examples: speakers, headphones/earbuds, headset)
Course specific requirements:

This eight (8) session course is $250 Cdn + HST.

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You can register for this course thorugh the secure online registration form. All course fees must be paid at the time of registration.

Those completing the Introduction to Math and Coding course are subject the policies of Ontario Tech University and Continuous Learning. Ontario Tech policies can be found in the Policy library. Continuous Learning policies can be found  in the Regulations section of the Continuous Learning website. Specifically, those completing the Introduction to Math and Coding course are expected to adhere to the the General and Open enrolment regulations.
Learners must attend and actively participate in all eight (8) virtual in-class sessions (including group discussions and debriefs). See the "Certificate requirements" section above for all requirements to obtain a University Certificate for this course.


 Registration Status
Fall 2020: Open

Winter 2021: Coming soon!

Location
Ontario Tech University North campus location
2000 Simcoe Street North, Oshawa*

*All Continuous Learning sessions are being offered online until further notice. Online participation instructions will be emailed to registered learners before the start of their courses. Thank you for your flexibility and understanding.

 Date
Fall 2020: Thursdays from October 8 to November 26, 2020

Winter 2020: TBD

Credential
Certificate

 Fees
$250 for eight-session course + HST

ONLINE SECURE REGISTRATION

Contact Information: continuouslearning@ontariotechu.ca