Greater Essex County District School Board – MYCI in Mathematics
The GECDSB is proud to continue the Middle Years Collaborative Inquiry (MYCI) Project. This professional learning community is focused on improving student success in middle years math, specifically from grade 7 to 10. The 2014-15 school year will have an additional family of schools involved in the project. These new schools will bring our total number of schools to 28 schools and approximately 137 intermediate teacher and administrator team members.
Session #1 Action Items
Here are a couple action items from MYCI Session #1:
- Identify your urgent student learning need, inquiry question and theory of action,
- design a minimum of one (1) of the three (3) assessment tools for use throughout your course,
- submit the data collected from your diagnostic tool by Fri Oct 10th, and
- have your students complete the Pre-MYCI Math Survey by Fri Oct 10th.
2014-15 MYCI Session #1 Slide Deck
Grab the slide deck in PDF form for annotating on your iPad in GoodNotes 4 or any other annotation app!
Collaborative Inquiry Planning Resources
MYCI Planning Template
Download the Planning Template by clicking on the image below. It is suggested that the template be opened in GoodNotes to allow you to add text boxes and/or annotate over the document.
Sample MYCI Rubric For Your Assessment Tools
Grab the sample MYCI Rubric to assist you in your planning below:
Overall Expectations for Grade 7 – 10 Mathematics
Pre-MYCI Survey Link
Please have all students involved in the MYCI Project for this year complete the Pre-MYCI Math Survey at the link below:
If we could have this completed by Friday October 10th, that would be great!
Monitoring Tool Data Submission
Here is a link to the monitoring tool data collection form for the diagnostic, mid-course check-in, and final course check-in. Remember, it is the same form for all data submissions!
If we could also have this completed by Friday October 10th, that would be great!
Math Activities, Tasks and Resources Shared
Who Has? I have… – Fractions Game Card Sets
At MYCI Session #1, we played a “Who Has? I have…” Fractions Game as an ice breaker. Some were interested in accessing this type of game for fractions and other topics. Here are a few!
*Note that the link above has a watermark on it until you register/login.*
Other “Who has? I have” games:
- Super Teacher Worksheets – Quite a few different topics and options
- Big Ideas Game Closet – Fractions, Percents Decimals
- BFS K-6 Common Core Math Activities – Who Has? I Have Activities
You Can Learn Anything – Khan Academy
Here is the video clip from Khan Academy we showed promoting the Growth Mindset.
Some Links Shared By Members At MYCI Sessions: