What a great way to celebrate our year-end and begin setting conditions for next year!
Your 2021-22 Executive & Council
Thank you Council for your ongoing commitment to supporting our membership throughout the year. And thanks to our membership for their interest and participation in O34ME and OAME activities.
Please join me in welcoming Teresa Weselake (Renfrew County DSB Representative) and Fatima Assaf (Post-secondary Representative) to our team! We’re excited to be working with you both!
We’d also like to recognize all those who are continuing in their roles, and those who are stepping into other roles—Lara Eager (Social Chair), Melissa Black (Ottawa Catholic SB Representative), and Suhana Kadoura (OAME Chapter Representative). At this time, we'd also like to congratulate two of our members who will be serving with the OAME Executive--Melissa Black (OAME Vice-president) and Jimmy Pai (OAME Director). Both Melissa and Jimmy will continue to serve O34ME as ex officio members of our Executive.
Note that some Teacher Representative positions remain to be filled. If you or someone you know are interested in finding out more about joining O34ME, please feel free to reach out to our Membership Coordinator.
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We Want to Hear From You!
At O34ME, we endeavor to foster enthusiasm, innovation, and growth in Mathematics Education among teachers and their students. To better serve you--our Membership!--we want to better understand your professional learning needs moving forward.
We encourage you to complete the following survey. The results of the survey will then be used to shape educator supports, launching as early as the end of August, 2021.
Thank you so much for your participation in this survey, membership events, and ongoing support of teaching and learning of Mathematics in the Ottawa Zone.
The Ottawa Zone for Mathematics Educators had a successful year thanks to our Executive and Council Members. As a result of their dedication to collaboration and commitment to leading with the Chapter’s Mission, Values and Objectives, we were able to build capacity within our Chapter for leadership in mathematics education. We also brought awareness to membership of our strategic priorities through ongoing communication and support for professional learning experiences.
Although we identify with this time of year as being our chapter’s year-end, the work continues. We will keep you all apprised of next steps regarding O34ME-related professional learning for the coming year.
In closing, it has been an absolute pleasure and privilege to have served again as Chair, working alongside such a focused, creative, open and collaborative group of professionals.
All the best,
Chris Stewart, OCT
2019-22 O34ME President
President’s Report - 2019/20 Chapter Activities
The Ottawa Zone for Mathematics Educators (O34ME) had a successful year thanks to our Executive and Council Members. As a result of their dedication to collaboration and commitment to leading with the Chapter’s Mission, Values and Objectives, we were able to build capacity within our Chapter for leadership in mathematics education. We also brought awareness to membership of our strategic priorities through ongoing communication and support for professional learning experiences.
Mission: Fostering enthusiasm, innovation, and growth in mathematics education.
Vision: We value making teaching and learning mathematics accessible for all.
We recognize, as a Chapter, that the 2019/20 school year was wrought with exceptional challenges (e.g., job action, COVID19)--circumstances atypical for most educational organizations to navigate with their membership. Despite the challenges faced, there is an opportunity for O34ME to redress its plans for supporting membership and explore new opportunities for growth in 2020/21.
The information that follows in Tables 1 and 2 describes a year-in-review and prospective activities, respectively, as well as areas for growth--some of them taking into account any learning the Chapter has experienced under these exceptional circumstances.
In closing, it has been an absolute pleasure and privilege to have served as this year’s chair, working alongside such a focused, creative, open and collaborative group of professionals.
2019/20 O34ME President
Table 1 - Year-in Review: O34ME Council & Membership Activities
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Table 2 - O34ME Council & Membership Future Activities
As mentioned in many of the “Next Steps” (Table 1, above), the following represent potential activities for O34ME Council and Membership in 2020/21.
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