Research at Uchenna | Partnership with QSLA

Research & Innovation at Uchenna Academy

Our school supports  and promotes research and innovation culture and activities of our staff and students. We are committed to partnering with other schools and communities to develop teaching pedagogies that help students succeed in our global, evolving, technological world.

PROJECT A: Can playing sports improve your grades?

Uchenna Academy staff think so.

Research Title: Disrupting Traditional Mathematical Pedagogies with a Sports-Based Program Intervention: A Mixed Methods Study

Our staff are conducting a 12-week study to determine the efficacy of introducing sporting activities in mathematics classes for middle and junior high school students. We hope to publish the results of the study in the Fall 2019.  The study is part of a post-graduate program at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE).

PROJECT B: Teaching Teachers – Professional Development (PD) training for teachers 

Uchenna Academy, under the leadership of our Principal, is actively involved in contributing our knowledge to the teaching community. On Aug 22, 2018 Uchenna Academy facilitated a workshop as part of University of Toronto’s Math Institute Educational Series. We are able to facilitate a PD workshop for teachers at your convenience.

Our workshop features:

  • Fun classroom activities for middle school math classes | turn a classroom into a sports data collection lab!
  • Fun gym activities for middle school math classes (lots of space = lots of potential for learning while being active)
  • Free teacher lesson plans and activities (with links to the Ministry of Education expectations)
  • Free student worksheets with complete solutions

Contact us at to learn more about the PD workshops with the Uchenna Academy team.

Highlights of our presentation at a conference hosted by University of Toronto in summer 2018.