College Math Project-Math Forum

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26 Oct 2007 Anthony Azzopardi has been involved in mathematics education for more than studying and test taking, and learning strategies for math.

    Connecting GTA Teachers

    College Mathematics Project (CMP)

    Invitational Forum

    Sponsored by School / College / Work Initiative

    Friday, October 26, 2007

    Seneca College King Campus



    Anthony Azzopardi

    Anthony Azzopardi has been involved in mathematics education for more than 25

    years. He is currently an education officer with the Ministry of Education, where

    he been the lead for the revision of the Grades 1 12 mathematics curriculum and

    now focuses on supporting implementation. Prior to this, Anthony was the K-12

    mathematics program coordinator for the Toronto Catholic DSB, a secondary vice

    principal, a mathematics department head and a mathematics and science teacher.

    Anthony Azzopardi has been involved in mathematics education for more than 25


    Cindy Dundon Hazell

    Cindy Dundon Hazell is currently Senior Vice-President at Seneca College and is

    responsible for providing academic and strategic leadership to faculty and staff in

    all full time, continuing education and contract training programs at the college.

    Cindy has served in numerous academic leadership positions at Seneca since

    joining the College as a faculty member in 1980, including Chair, Centre for

    Independent Learning, Dean of Continuing Education, Dean of Business, and in

    2001 as Vice-President Academic.


    Hassan Assiri

    Hassan is presently the Manager of Academic Computing Systems/Performance

    and Research Computing at Seneca College and is leading the college’s initiative

    in High Performance Computing. He is an advisor to the Faculties of Technology,

    and develops IT strategies and solutions in concert with the academic units to

    enable them to achieve their goals with respect to program development,

    curriculum, applied research and partnerships. Hassan has been the quantitative

    data analysis resource for the College Math Project.

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Patricia (Trish) Byers

     Trish Byers has been teaching in the college system for 28 years, having taught

     college mathematics for 14 years in business studies, health sciences, and

     engineering technology programs. Her focus has been on the secondary

     school/college interface and the challenges facing students as they transition

     through first semester college mathematics. She is currently pursuing a PhD to

     investigate these issues and to develop classroom strategies to help student

     mediate this transitional experience. Participation in the College Mathematics

     Project demonstrates one step towards this goal.

    Graham Orpwood

    Graham Orpwood is a former faculty member at St Lawrence College, Kingston,

    and now Professor Emeritus and Senior Scholar at York University. He is also

    Project Manager of the College Mathematics Project. His research interests

    include science and technology education and assessment, particularly the use of

    assessment for student success and school improvement. Laurel Schollen

    Laurel has been the Dean of Applied Sciences and Engineering Technology at

    Seneca College since 2002 and Co-Director of the York/Seneca Institute for

    Mathematics, Science and Technology Education since its inception in 1999.

    Laurel has been a member of the provincial Heads of Technology group since

    2002 and it was through her work with Heads of Technology that she became

    interested in examining the relationship between secondary school mathematics

    experience and first year college technology mathematics performance with a

    view to create a seamless math experience for students. This interest has lead to

    the realization of the College Math Project.

    Margaret Sinclair

    Dr. Margaret Sinclair is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education at

    York University where she teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in

    mathematics education. She brings to this work almost twenty years of experience

    as an elementary and secondary classroom teacher. Dr. Sinclair’s research focuses

    on the use and design of pre-constructed dynamic geometry sketches, the

    development of visual reasoning, transitions from secondary to college

    mathematics, and applications of eLearning to professional development.


    Patricia (Trish) Byers Curriculum

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    Carol Henry Career/Guidance Carol Henry is the Associate Director of Student Services at Seneca College and

    is responsible for liaison, recruitment, Credit and Degree Transfer Advisement

    Services and Career Services. Carol is a member of the Connecting GTA

    Teachers Regional Planning Team and was the project lead for the STEPs to

    College program with Parkdale Collegiate.

    Amy Lin Curriculum

    Amy Lin is currently the Numeracy Consultant ( JK-12) for the Halton District

    School Board. Amy is a member of the College Math Project Steering Committee

    and has worked on the development of the Revised Secondary Mathematics

    Curriculum. Amy has taught in the elementary, secondary and post-secondary

    levels and has a strong interest in transitions, student success initiatives and

    numeracy across the curriculum.

    Kevin Maguire Curriculum

    Kevin is an Instructional Leader with the Toronto District School Board. He is a

    member of the College Mathematics Project Steering Committee, and has helped

    craft the revised Secondary Mathematics Curriculum. Kevin has also helped in the

    development of the Provincial Training Sessions for the revised Mathematics


    Lorri McLeod At Risk/Student Success

    Lorri holds the position of Learning Strategist in Student Success, Georgian

    College, Barrie, ON. She takes great pride in helping students learn more

    efficiently and effectively through skills development in time management and

    organization, reading comprehension and note taking, organizing and structuring

    writing tasks, studying and test taking, and learning strategies for math. Her

    teaching career includes teaching students with specific learning disabilities, a

    ‘Success at College’ course, marketing, recruitment and selection, and Career

    Success. She holds an MA in Adult Education (Central Michigan

    University/University of Toronto), having concentrated her studies on learning

    strategies and disabilities. Lorri has several years of experience working in both

    the employment and education fields with ‘at risk’ populations.

    Graham Orpwood

    For Graham's bio, please see College Math Project Team (above). Laurel Schollen -- Provincial

    For Laurel's bio, please see College Math Project Team (above). Margaret Sinclair

    For Margaret's bio, please see College Math Project Team (above).

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