Presenter: Matt Sexton
Audience: Primary Maths Leaders
Date/Time: Wednesday 3rd June 2020 4:00-5:15pm
Literature regarding mathematics leaders in primary schools focuses on their activity as professional learning (PL) providers. As a maths leader, you are responsible for leading PL of your teachers in mathematics education. Protocols are tools that maths leaders can use to help teachers focus on understanding their teaching practice through dialogue and decision-making processes. In this webinar, Matt will share several of his favourite PL protocols that could form the basis of a maths leaders’ toolkit for leading professional learning strategies in primary school settings.
Audience: Foundation to Year 2 teachers
Date/Time: Wednesday 17th June 2020 4:00-5:15pm
Traditionally, it was thought that algebra was a mathematics topic that was left for high school teachers, with the possibility of upper primary teachers exploring algebraic ideas with their students. Laying the foundations for algebraic thinking can happen in the early years when we choose to use tasks that have the potential to engage young learners in that type of thinking. In this webinar, Matt will share three tasks that can support F-2 students’ learning of algebraic ideas and how teachers can engage our younger learners with algebraic thinking and encouraging those students’ reasoning skills.
Presenter: Leonie Anstey
Audience: Year 4 -7 teachers
Date/Time: Tuesday 21st July 2020 4:00-5:15pm
The use of questioning is a fundamental tool that we know can enhance thinking and student engagement in mathematics learning. If you have wondered about what are the types and styles of questions to support student understanding, then this webinar might be for you. In this webinar, Leonie will share starter questions, questions to deepen conceptual thinking, and final discussion questions within the context of fractions as part-whole.
Presenter: Doug Clarke
Audience: Foundation to Year 3 teachers
Date/Time: Tuesday 4th August 2020 4:00-5:15pm
Number sense can be thought of as thinking of numbers in a sense-making way. Many children develop creative and efficient strategies when operating on numbers, but a focus on formal algorithms too early may deter students from using their number sense. In this webinar, Doug will explore ways of using mental computation and number relationships to help young children deal with numbers strategically and flexibly. Doug will actively involve participants in some engaging activities and ideas, which he has found helpful in building number sense.
Audience: Foundation to Year 6 teachers
Date/Time: Wednesday 12th August 2020 4:00-5:15pm
Dialogue is an important vehicle for facilitating student learning to be able to think and reason mathematically. As teachers, dialogue enables us to develop classroom learning that is flexible, instructional, collaborative, and rigorous. In this webinar, Leonie will explore a range of tools that develop mathematical reasoning. These tools can be adapted and used across many stands and aspects of the mathematics curriculum.
Presenter: Michael Minas
Audience: Foundation to Year 8 teachers
Date/Time: Tuesday 25th August 2020 4:00-5:15pm
One of the greatest challenges confronting teachers is how to best cater for the wide range of abilities in mathematics. In this webinar, Michael will explore how learning can be enhanced while also increasing student engagement, simply by changing the type of questions that teachers pose. Michael will investigate the benefits of using open-ended tasks by taking participants through examples that have been successfully implemented in classrooms. We also outline some simple design principles that will allow you to create your own open-ended tasks across all of the strands of mathematics and for all year levels.
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