2018 High School Teacher Workshop - Computer Science and Mathematics

Computer Science and Mathematics High School Teacher Workshop

Every year, the Department of Mathematical and Computational Sciences Department at the University of Toronto Mississauga(UTM) collaborates with Google’s Educator Professional Development Program to host a High School Teacher Workshop with computer science and mathematics teachers in the region. We are inviting teachers to attend this workshop to learn how first-year computer science and mathematics courses at UTM have evolved to adapt to the changes in the local high school curriculum and to share their insights and experience with Grade 11 and 12 computer science and mathematics courses.

This year, the event is titled "A Dialogue on CS and Math Education.” Our aim is to create an on-going conversation between high school teachers and university faculty to better support and guide our students for success in their academic careers. Activities will focus on teaching strategies that can be brought into both high school and university classrooms, and our dialogue will include the challenges and successes we experience when teaching our students.

If you are a Grade 11 or 12 Computer Science or Mathematics Teacher, Department Head, Guidance Counsellor, or Secondary School Principal, we welcome your attendance.

The event will be held on the UTM campus between 4:30pm and 7:30pm on Tuesday, June 5, and Thursday, June 7, 2018.

Registration Details

Registration is free and includes dinner. All participants will be entered into a draw on day one, and five participants will receive the new Turing Tumble board game. Check out the Turing Tumble link! https://www.turingtumble.com/

This game is ideal for anyone interested in learning how a computer works and the critical and logical skills involved in basic coding. A fun game that can be brought into the classroom!

To register, please complete the following registration form linked here.

*When registering, please complete the field asking for suggestions on issues and questions that to discuss during the workshop.

Workshop Itinerary

The itinerary of the workshop can be found here: 2018 ITINERARY. You are welcome to attend sessions on one or both days.

If you have any questions about this event, please contact Tyler Holden (tyler.holden@mail.utoronto.ca) and/or Andie Burazin (a.burazin@utoronto.ca).

If you are not on our mailing list regarding activities that we organize -- such as math competitions, conferences, or events -- please contact Tyler or Andie to be added to the list.

Directions to the University of Toronto Mississauga

Directions to UTM via google: https://goo.gl/maps/xe9mRgQciCH2 or University of Toronto Mississauga Maps.

Parking will be provided free of cost. More details will follow closer to the event.

REMEMBER: This is a dialogue. Questions are always welcome. We are learning together!   We hope to see you at the workshop!