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JUMP Math Parent Talk: Help Your Kids Discover Their Inner Math Prodigy

Help Your Kids Discover Their Inner Math Prodigy: Strategies for Building Kids’ Academic and Social Success

Join award-winning mathematician, best-selling author and founder of JUMP Math, Dr.John Mighton and Parenting Consultant, Educator and Coach, Julie Binmore of Intentional Parenting as they share practical insights, tips and strategies for helping children to become confident, resilient and independent learners at home and in school.

The event will be hosted by Gerry Connelly, Board Director, JUMP Math, Education Advisor for The Learning Partnership, adjunct professor at York University, former Director of Education of the Toronto District School Board and former Director of the Curriculum and Assessment Policy Branch, in the Ontario Ministry of Education.

Location: Virtual
Cost: Suggested $10 donation per attendee
Your tax deductible donation will support JUMP Math’s charitable work in providing equitable access to effective math resources and education to enable all kids to succeed at math and life!

Learn more and register here: https://jumpmath.org/ca/product/jump-math-parent-talk-event/

JUMP MATH Speakers Bio

Gerry Connelly

Gerry’s career includes teaching and administration in rural and urban environments in Alberta, Northwest Territories, United States and Ontario. Gerry has advised on inclusive schools, teaching and learning, curriculum development and second language learning in South Africa, China and Estonia.

Her awards include the Distinguished Educator Award from OISE/University of Toronto, Government of Ontario Teacher Dedication Award, Royal Conservatory of Music Learning Through the Arts Award, Ontario Supervisory Officers Provincial Award for Leadership in Public Education, Science Teacher of the Year Award, and Lifetime Achievement Award as a Leader in Science. Awards for commitment to equity and community engagement include the City of Toronto Bob Marley Award, Fraser Mustard Award, and University of Toronto Arbor Award.

John Mighton

Dr. John Mighton is an award-winning mathematician, playwright, and best-selling author, who is internationally recognized for his ground-breaking work building children’s confidence, skills, and success in math.

He founded JUMP Math (Junior Undiscovered Math Prodigies) as a Canadian charity in 2002 on the premise that with the right support, anyone can learn mathematics and love it. The organization’s mission is to address academic and social inequities created by low expectations for students in math, stemming from the belief that only those naturally gifted at math can excel at it while others are destined to struggle. JUMP Math’s evidence-based approach and curriculum-aligned Grades K-8 teaching resources empower educators in Canada, the US and other countries worldwide to successfully teach every child math. Dr. Mighton has published three books, given hundreds of talks about math, including a TEDx talk and keynote at the Aspen Brain Forum, and has received many awards and six honorary doctorates in recognition of his lifetime achievements.

Julie Binmore

Julie Binmore is a Toronto-based parenting coach and founder of Intentional Parenting who focuses on bringing intention, empathy and joy to families through one on one work and workshops. She is a parent, a step parent and a educator with 20 years of experience in kindergarten classrooms. Julie sat on the Board of Directors for Rainbow Plate Food Education and took on a number of leadership roles within a Toronto independent school, including Director of Admissions before launching her own business.

Julie has developed social-emotional curriculum for Nelson Publishers and consults with JUMP Math about different ways to support the parents in our community. Julie believes all kids can and want to be successful. They just need the right kind of support!

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