Education and Early Childhood Development
August 14, 2019

Minister Warr Welcomes Educators Attending Mathematics Training Program in Gander

 The Honourable Brian Warr, Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development, is welcoming 25 educators attending a Mathematics Summer Institute Training Program being held in Gander. The training session focuses on effective teaching and learning practices for teachers of grades four to six mathematics. Another 30 educators will participate in an on-line session also happening this week.

Through the implementation of the Education Action Plan, seminars are being offered to math teachers as part of recommendations to improve math outcomes for students. Since 2018, more than $250,000 has been invested in mathematics professional learning opportunities for educators, including $80,000 in bursaries for K-6 teachers.

In July 2018, the Provincial Government released its Education Action Plan, which includes:

  • Increased allocations to the school system as a result of funding for several recommendations, including: new reading specialists in schools and at the district office; new mathematics specialists at the school districts to support K-6 teachers; and new teaching and learning assistants to support curriculum delivery
  • Substantial opportunities, in a wide range of areas, for teachers and educational specialists to engage in professional learning

Budget 2019 allocates $13 million, an increase of $6 million from Budget 2018, to continue implementation of the plan and to support better outcomes for students.

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“I am pleased to report that there has been a great interest from teachers throughout the province looking to enhance their knowledge and skills in mathematics. Investing in teacher professional learning opportunities will result in a strengthened education system that is more responsive to the needs of students and improve student outcomes.”
Honourable Brian Warr
Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development 

Le ministre souhaite la bienvenue à des enseignants participant à un programme de formation en mathématiques à Gander

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