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Welcome to the 2018 MidSchoolMath National Conference! 

To register for the Conference, or learn more about MidSchoolMath, please visit the MidSchoolMath National Conference website

Session sign-up for registered attendees will open on Tuesday, January 2, 2018. Information about activating your Sched account, selecting your sessions and more is provided in FAQs.  Helpful information about planning your trip to Santa Fe, including airport options and Featured Hotels, can be found in the Location section of the Conference Website. 

Please note this is a draft agenda; session titles and topics may change and new sessions may be added prior to January 2, 2018.    

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Friday, March 2 • 9:30am - 10:15am
Everyone Could Use a Helping Hand: The Role of Peer Feedback in Developing Mathematical Thinking

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You’ve heard it: “use more pictures and words” or “organize your work better.” Ugh! 
Tired of hearing the same feedback suggestions that just did not make a difference in improving learning, we set out to develop an approach to peer-to-peer feedback that would revolutionize our math classroom. We knew that in order for our students to give better feedback, they needed to truly appreciate WHY they were giving it, and HOW to make it meaningful. 
From this journey evolved, “Helping Hands.” We'll share the success criteria that has been co-created with students for a math task and model how weak feedback can be kicked up out of the stratosphere with thoughtful choices in language and reflective mathematical thinking. We'll demonstrate to implement this practice with your students, and, using videos, testimonials and maybe even a live Q&A with our students in Toronto, you'll hear first-hand how it is having a positive impact on our students!  can have a positive impact on their learning!  

Speakers
avatar for Justin Hui

Justin Hui

6th Grade Teacher, York Region District School Board
Justin Hui teaches sixth to eight grade mathematics, and has previously taught in the primary division as well. He is a Mathematics Lead teacher, and has taught teacher education programs in mathematics. He has presented at a number of Mathematics conferences across Ontario, and... Read More →
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Ken Pettigrew

Principal in Leadership Development, York Region District School Board
Ken Pettigrew has been an educator for over twenty years, teaching first through eighth grade. He has also been a curriculum consultant, school administrator, and, most recently, a central principal for leadership development in mathematics. He has also taught teacher education p... Read More →


Friday March 2, 2018 9:30am - 10:15am
Nambe Santa Fe Community Convention Center
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