What current students are saying about the Meaningful Math Learning online classroom:
Darlene's Math For Success's online classroom is building my confidence and my growth mindset on how to successfully teach math in a fast paced and very engaging way. Just to warn you...Darlene's passion to learn new skills towards teaching math is contagious. Plus...who doesn't love to do P.D. in their P.J.'s snuggled on their couch at home! ~ Margaret L.
I have just started my lessons on the online classroom. Already I've been able to apply what I have learned from Darlene as well as my classmates. Darlene provides feedback to our assignments quickly. This helps guide my thinking and helps me with the direction I need to go in next. My classmates are able to chime in as well. Just like in our own classrooms we can learn from each other and see each others thinking. Thanks Darlene for this learning opportunity! ~ Mary S.
We don’t want to get hung up on the ‘what’ we have to teach because the teaching or the experiences we provide for our students is and has to be driven by our students’ needs. However, we have to unpack our own mathematical knowledge in the ‘what’ is to be taught so we can understand the learning embedded within the tasks/experiences we engage our students in.
DARLENE KUSICK THE LADY WHO BREATHES, SLEEPS AND EATS MATHEMATICS!
25 years of classroom teaching experience
Written and self-published Math for Success teacher guide books for K-6
Masters in Elementary Math (2012)
Excellence of Teaching Award (2012)
Capping project, Subitizing, The Benefits for Early Childhood Educators published
Been a mentor within my school and district
Provided many professional learning workshops and sessions for schools, PLC groups, districts, Alberta Consortiums, MCATA, Early Childhood Conference, Teachers Conventions and NCTM
Continually read educational books and articles to learn and grow in my knowledge about how kids learn math
StartOverview and Timeline
StartChecklists K to Grade 6
StartMath is NOT Assembly Line Teaching
StartBenefits of Understanding and Using Vocabulary - Activity 1 (13:11)
StartUnderstanding Outcomes - Activity 2
StartMaking Connections - Activity 3 (3:44)
StartCurriculum Before and After - Activity 4
StartConnect and Reflect Through Lesson Planning - Activity 5
StartBig Ideas - Activity 6