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Professional Development Day for Math Teachers and Heads of Math Departments from WRDSB

Waterloo Region District School Board Professional Development Day

Wilfrid Laurier University


Friday, May 5, 2017


12:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.


LH1009 (Lazaridis Hall, Room 1009)

Welcome! Transitioning to post-secondary mathematics is a challenge for some students. Picking the right mathematics courses in high school can have an impact on the available pathways in post-secondary mathematics. Closer collaboration between secondary school mathematics teachers and departments of mathematics can be useful in facilitating more successful transitions. Wilfrid Laurier University is pleased to welcome mathematics teachers from Waterloo Region District School Board to explore factors influencing successful transitions to post-secondary.


12:30 p.m. Refreshments

1 p.m. Welcome (Dr. Donna Kotsopolous)

1:10 p.m. Welcome from the Dean of Science (Dr. P. Bryden)

1:15 p.m. Introduction to Mathematics at Laurier (Dr. Roman Makarov, Chair of Mathematics)

1:45 p.m. Factors influencing success (Dr. Chester Weatherby, Dr. Donna Kotsopolous)

2:15 p.m. Mathematics Support at Laurier (Ms. Tina Balfour)

2:30 p.m. Q&A (Dr. Adam Metzler)

2:45 p.m. Campus and building tour (Laurier Ambassadors and Math Lab Coordinators)

3:15 p.m. Adjournment and faculty mingling