Next Meeting .. Nov 21st – 5pm – CODING for ALL!

Written by Greg Clarke
November 15th, 2017

Our regular monthly meetings for the 2017-2018 school year will be held the THIRD TUESDAY of every month (except for December and June). The next meeting will be Tuesday November 21st, starting at 5pm. You may attend the meeting at the Barrie location, at St. Joseph’s High School – Professional Activity area – second floor – OR – in Bracebridge, at the Muskoka Ed Centre. The focus for this meeting will be CODING! We will be exploring a number of things … could be using Dot and Dash, or trying some Scratch … come out and find out!

Festivities to be determined.

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Thanks to all who came out to the MAC2 Autumn Mini-conference (and AGM) with Shelley Yearley. A large fraction of the people attending enjoyed it immensely and learned lots!

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Thanks also to all who came out to the first ever MAC2 Reunion held Sunday September 10th, where the new Jack LeSage / MAC2 Classroom Teacher Award was announced, and an Lifetime Achievement award and plaque was presented to MAC2 founder, Jack LeSage. Details and pictures to be posted shortly.

 

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Check out the FILES tab for information and application forms for the PD Funds Application (for conference attendance support) and the MAC2 Grant Application (for school events)

New Award for Classroom Teachers!

Written by Greg Clarke
October 27th, 2017

The Mathematics Association for Cottage Country has instituted a new Award for classroom teachers.

The Jack LeSage/MAC 2 Teacher Award

This award will be presented annually to a classroom teacher, who is a member of MAC2 , for contributions to mathematics education in her/his school and/or family of schools.
The award will include a certificate and will cover the registration cost for a subsequent annual conference of OAME/AOEM.

The award is named for one of the founders of MAC2, Jack LeSage, who has been an Executive member of the chapter multiple times, co-chair of the first OMO hosted by MAC2, and key organizer of each Annual Conference hosted in Barrie, as well as a guest editor of multiple special editions of the OAME Gazette. Jack was presented with the MAC2 LifeTime Achievement Award in September 2017 at our inaugural MAC2 reunion.

Jack was instrumental in drawing up the criteria for the award (though he had no idea we were planning to name it after him!), and has always felt that the most important part of our organization were the grassroots classroom teachers, who do the hardest and most important work day in and day out working with students. Many thanks to Bill Morrison (another founder, and the first MAC2 president) for his help/subterfuge in making this award a reality.

Details on how to apply or nominate someone for this award will be forthcoming. Inquiries can be sent to MAC2@oame.on.ca

OAME 2017 Sharing

Written by Greg Clarke
May 24th, 2017

At the final MAC2 meeting of the school year, Wed May 24th, those who went to OAME 2017 in Kingston for Something Completely Different, shared links to presentations they delivered, or ones they attended. Some of the links take you to handouts, slideshows from the sessions. Others are to notes taken by participants, or other relevant websites etc.. Lots of great things to investigate.

If you didn’t get a chance to go – check it out – that’s why we shared the wealth!

Google Community for MAC2!

Written by Greg Clarke
April 8th, 2017

You may also wish to explore the Google Community for MAC2 that Jonathan has setup. You can access it here (https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/110186685251334818236) – and if you can’t get in, email Jonathan to request permission.

Check it out – lots of neat posts – ideas – discussions!