Creating a Culture of Thinking in Math

July 2 – 12    1 P.m. to 4:30 p.m.


This will be an interactive course that explores ways to incorporate the critical thinking and the creative thinking core competencies into the everyday culture of our math classes. Together, we will consider ways to teach and assess the new learning standards in B.C.’s redesigned curriculum, including core and curricular competencies. As we inquiry into our own practice, we will examine deeply held beliefs around teaching and learning, how they translate into the decisions that we make as teachers in the math classroom, and how we can grow as teachers and learners as we challenge these beliefs.

Teachers will learn research-based strategies, thinking routines, and formative assessment ideas to take back to their classrooms.

This course will include a selection of current literature, reflective practices, and hands-on, practical approaches for all grade levels.

This course is designed for both beginning teachers and teachers looking to continue their professional growth journey. All participants will be invited to critically analyze their core beliefs and how they impact learning for their students.

Lindsey Schroeder

Lindsey is a teacher with School District 23’s Instructional Leadership team. She believes in fostering cultures where students are empowered to have agency over their learning and develop the competencies they will need to become successful citizens.

Marnie Brikeland

Marnie is deeply committed to innovating learning environments to help each learner feel success as they grow from who they are to become lifelong learners.  In her downtime, Marnie enjoys singing and playing the guitar, reading, and making memories with her family.

How to apply

Register for Term two (July/August) courses via the Student Information Service Centre (SISC). If you intend on taking a 400-level course, please ensure that you receive prior approval by your graduate supervisor using this form.

If you are looking to transfer a course into UBC Vancouver, or another institution, please confirm transfer credit will be approved prior to registering for a UBC Okanagan course.

*It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that the course is accepted towards the completion of a program.

Register for Term two (July/August) courses via the Student Information Service Centre (SISC). You must have  2018 courses Summer registration eligibility.

If you are looking to transfer a course into UBC Vancouver, or another institution, please confirm approval of transfer credit prior to registration.

*It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that the course is accepted towards the completion of a program.

Apply to take select coursework as a non-degree student at https://secure.students.ubc.ca/nondegree/apply.cfm

Register for Term two (July/August) courses via the  Student Information Service Centre (SISC). You must have a 2018 Summer registration eligibility. If not, please email sie.education@ubc.ca.