Fall Conference 2020

Transformations

What a fantastic, transforming day of presentations! The BCAMT Executive extends their gratitude to all involved for making our first ever virtual Fall Conference a truly memorable experience!

Beginning the day was Michael Pruner’s powerful keynote that reminded us of how things have changed in the last 40 years, where he encouraged us to “focus on the verbs more than the nouns” and to welcome disruption and pushback as positive signs of change.  Oh, and Tom Sellek….

Following the keynote there were 21 wonderful presenters, spread throughout six Zoom rooms. These engaging, thought-provoking, inspiring presenters and their sessions were what made the day such a success. Thank you for your leadership.

The Executive would like to acknowledge the continued support of our many sponsors, and offer our thanks for their generous prizes. Prize winners can be found here. Congratulations!

Finally, a huge thank you to the 1100 attendees who came together to learn, discuss, and explore current and future transforming mathematics practice in BC. Remember, in the words of Michael Pruner, “Slow is the new fast.”

The slides from the keynote are available here: Michael Pruner Keynote


Spring Vector Issue Online!

Cover of Vector issue 61 (1)

And if you missed it, the Fall 2019 issue as well as the rest of our journal’s back issues are all available as well!

Congratulations BCAMT Awards Recipients!

On behalf of the BCAMT Awards Committee and Executive, we would like to congratulate the 2020 recipients of our annual BCAMT Awards. These individuals demonstrate strength in professional learning, numeracy, teaching, curriculum, assessment practices, mentorship and innovative practices. Thank-you for all the work you do!

AWARD RECIPIENT DISTRICT
Outstanding Elementary School TeacherTamara DeFordPrince George District #57
Outstanding Middle School TeacherDanita StewartSooke School District #62
Outstanding Secondary School TeacherBhavna BhathellaLangley School District #35
Ivan L. Johnson Memorial AwardRebekaah StennerMission School District #75
BCAMT Service AwardSandra BallRetired from Surrey School District #36

A Message for our Members

To our BCAMT members,

We have heard from many of you inquiring about our October conference plans. With health restrictions from Covid-19 continuing in the fall, and the implications it has on our school year, the BCAMT has begun looking at ways to ensure our conference continues.

Please know that BCAMT will be offering our professional development opportunities on the PSA day, October 23, 2020.

Check our conference website or join many teachers on the BCAMT listserv for updates.

Thank you for all the work you are doing to find innovative ways to teach mathematics.

Deanna Brajcich
Past President


BCAMT is on Pinterest

The BCAMT has started a Pinterest page to share out great math resources that we find online. Check it out!

https://www.pinterest.ca/bcamtpsa/