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Wilfrid Laurier University Leaf
September 27, 2016
Canadian Excellence

Prof. Duane Heide

Part-Time Instructor

Contact Information

Office Location: BA310, Part-Time Office

Academic Background

The University of Toronto / O.I.S.E., Faculty of Education Master of Education (Curriculum) 2004

The University of Toronto / O.I.S.E., Faculty of Education Diploma in Child Study (Primary/Junior) 1997

The University of Waterloo, Social Development Studies Bachelor of Arts (General Social Work Certificate) 1994


Duane Heide is a part-time instructor with the Faculty of Education at Wilfrid Laurier University. He teaches Primary/Junior Mathematics courses including EU412 and EU413. Prof. Heide is the recipient of the Wilfrid Laurier University 2013 Award for Teaching Excellence. ( Address to Convocation begins at minute 56:03)

Prof. Heide has been teaching Primary, Junior, and Intermediate students for the past 18 years with both the Peel District School Board and the Waterloo Region District School Board. He currently teaches grade 8 mathematics at Sunnyside Public School in Kitchener.   

For two years, Prof. Heide was the Waterloo Region District School Board Junior Mathematics Demonstration Teacher. As part of this professional development project, junior teachers were given release time to visit his mathematics classrooms as observers. Over 250 teachers and administrators have visited his grade 4 and grade 6 classrooms to dialogue about best practice in mathematics education.

Prof. Heide is interested in how children can see themselves as creative mathematical learners. He enjoys supporting teachers as they implement mathematics programs grounded in teaching through and about problem solving. He is published in numerous mathematics journals including the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics journal, Teaching Children Mathematics.