Assessment Conversations

The BCAMT would like to invite you to become part of a virtual conversation about assessment (K-12). Each session will start with a time to share with other educators what you are trying in your classrooms, followed by a short presentation with time for a Q&A at the end.

The series is free to all BCAMT members! Not a member? The registration fee will cover your membership for the next twelve months. Click here to register.  Registration will ensure you receive details about upcoming dates and links to the Zoom sessions. See below for upcoming sessions.

Wednesday, May 5 (3:30–4:30 pm)

Assessment that Changes Student Behaviour

Presenters: Steffi van Dun (Kelowna) and Rhya Wandeler (Vernon)

Do you notice student behaviours that you would like to change? Are students off-task or not engaged in their activities? In this session, we will share how assessment was used to transform our classrooms. We will share how to build rubrics with your class, and how these can alter their interactions and engagement, provide students with more ownership of their learning, and how this has given us a tool to influence positive learning skills.

Wednesday, June 2 (3:30–4:30 pm)

Using Observations and Conversations in Assessment in All Grades

Presenter: Ann Arden (Ottawa)

Session details will be updated soon.

Pro-D: Instructional Routines

The BCAMT would like to invite you to participate in an upcoming virtual professional learning series with a focus on instructional routines that can be used in K-12 mathematics classrooms. Presenters include Marc Garneau, Amanda Russett, Janice Novakowski, Chris Hunter and Susan Robinson.

The first session is Wednesday, March 10 from 3:30–4:30 via Zoom (a link will be emailed to participants). This session will offer an introduction to instructional routines: what are they? why should we use them? and how do we use them?

In between sessions you will be encouraged to try some routines in your classes so that you can share your successes and challenges at the next meeting.

Registration is free for BCAMT members! Not a BCAMT member? You can register for the entire series and any future workshops by becoming a member. Click on the link to register and join the BCAMT. Click here to register.

Fall Vector Issue Online!

Cover of Vector issue 61 (1)

And if you missed it, the Spring 2020 issue, 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!

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
2020 BCAMT Awards Recipients

BCAMT is on Pinterest

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