I am a primary teacher with the Peel District School Board. I am interested in how students learn math and how teachers teach math.
My name is Robin Debassige and I'm from M'Chigeeng First Nation on the beautiful Manitoulin Island. I am currently in my second year teaching. Last school year, I was offered my first LTO position (Jan. - Jun.) as a grade 5 teacher and this year, I've had the pleasure of teaching grade 3.
When my educational journey began, I started out in the Child and Youth Worker program (advanced diploma) at Cambrian College. After graduating from Cambrian, I attended Laurentian University and graduated with my Bachelor of Arts Degree in Indigenous Studies. Finally after obtaining my BA, I was accepted into the Consecutive Bachelor of Education - Primary/Junior Program at Nipissing University.
I'm only in the beginning of my teaching career and it has already been quite the adventure! I have already learned so much and I look forward to learning even more to help improve my teaching practice to become the best teacher I can for my current and future students.
The more that you read, the more things you'll know, the more things you know, the more places you'll go!" - Dr. Seuss
I teach in the York Region District School Board. I have experience in the primary, junior and intermediate divisions. I enjoy learning and teaching math! I look forward to sharing ideas and having deep conversation related to mathematics instruction and assessment.
She is currently focusing her work on Lesson Study / W-Model and CIL-Ms to enhance sustained, collaborative and reflective teaching and learning within schools.
Seta lives in London with her husband and their three combined children.
I am an elementary school principal in the York Region District School Board. I have taught in the primary, junior and intermediate divisions, and have been a curriculum consultant and vice principal. I am passionate about bringing math alive for students, and enjoy learing along with students and colleagues alike. I look forward to working with you as we delve deeper into the world of meaningful math instruction and assessment.
John was an OAME Director for more than a decade, and a founding member of CHAMP. Mostly retired, he continues to support OAME initiatives at both local and provincial levels. For the past two years, John has donated some of his time and energy as an ambassador for the Global Math Project.
Christina has spent the majority of her career working in service to Native people. Her work experience is broad and far reaching including grass roots movements such as Friendship Centres, to working in education at Georgian College in Barrie, Ontario. Christina was part of the first graduating class of the Native Community and Social Development program from Georgian College and in 2012 received the Board of Governor’s award of Excellence – Distinguished Alumni for her work with Aboriginal people. Christina has a passion for culture and language and is a member of the Algonquins of Pikwakangan First Nation.
Ed Schroeter, B.J., B.Ed., OCT has taught Core French, French Immersion SK, Grade 3 French Immersion, Grade 4, and kindergarten for the Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board and the Peterborough County Board of Education for the past 25 years. He has written numerous articles and blogs on spatial reasoning in the early years and teaching with Clements' and Sarama's learning trajectories. He is an ETFO Presenter on the Road (POTR) and is developing workshops on the use of the Clements' and Sarama's web tool, www.learningtrajectories.com. During 2017-18 he is the co-leader of an Ontario Ministry of Education funded Teacher Learning and Leadership Program 2017-18 inquiry into improving spatial reasoning instruction in junior and senior kindergarten.
Marian Small is the former Dean of Education at the University of New Brunswick. She has authored more than seven text series for K-12 teachers, Leaps and Bounds toward Mathematical Understanding, Gap Closing (for the Ministry of Education) as well as a number of professional resources including PRIME, Making Math Meaningful to Canadian Students, Big Ideas from Dr. Small, K-3, 4-8 and 9-12, Good Questions: Great Ways to Differentiate Instruction K-8 and 6-12, Building Proportional Reasoning through the Grades and Strands, Uncomplicating Algebra, Uncomplicating Fractions, Eyes on Math, Open Questions for the Three-Part Lesson K-3 and 4-8, and Fun and Fundamental Math for Young Children.
She is currently authoring MathUp, a new digital resource providing full teacher support for teaching math K–8 using research-proven strategies, with Rubicon Publishing .
Frosina holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics from University of Cyril and Methodius, Macedonia (FYROM) and a Masters’ of Mathematics for Teachers from University of Waterloo.
Outside of the classroom, I coach both football and hockey at my school. In my free time, I love playing sports, watching movies and relaxing with my wife and two kids.
I/S Computer Science & Mathematics
Department Head of Technology
St. James CHS, Guelph, Ontario
Always looking for new activities on student engagement with technology.