The Instructional Approach to Teaching Mathematics; Virtual Edition
11:00a.m. to 11:45a.m.
Mr. Lamar Edghill
Ministry of Education, Youth and Information
Mr. Lamar Edghill currently serves as the Regional Mathematics Coordinator in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Mandeville Regional Office. Prior to this current post, he served in the Ministry as a Cluster Based Mathematics Specialist, Secondary Mathematics Coach, and Primary Mathematics Coach in Region 5. Mr. Edghill is currently pursuing an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership at Temple University.
He holds a Masters of Science Degree in Mathematics Teaching from the University of Technology, Jamaica and a Bachelor of Education in Secondary Education, with specialisation in Mathematics from Church Teachers’ College: Mandeville. Since the onset of COVID - 19, Mr. Edghill has been integral in providing Mathematics resources and support to the nation’s children; through radio programmes; such as ‘The Adventures of Thomas the Inventor’ and ‘School Streetz Production’, and also television and online programmes such as the then TVJ’s ‘School’s Not Out’ programme, TVJ’s ‘Class time’ Programmes, and finally 1Spotmedia’s ‘School Time’ and ‘School Time Math’ channels.
Mr. Leroy Blair
Sub Theme: More than talking heads – effective use of technology in the virtual inclusive classroom.
This session aims at exploring the application of the instructional approach to teaching Mathematics across online modalities. According to the National Research Council (2001) because of the abstract nature of Mathematics, people have access to mathematical ideas only through the representations of those ideas. This statement serves to represent the underpinning focus of the session coupled with exploration and discussion of the big ideas surrounding virtual inclusivity of students in the Mathematics classroom.
This session is intended for teachers engaging students in Mathematics using online platforms with greater emphasis on synchronous engagement.