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2019 Challenge: Survive and Thrive! A Day for Maths Active Schools

30 Apr 2019 to 30 Apr 2019  08:45 am to 03:30 pm

Community Hub at the Dock

Exclusive event only for Maths Active Schools

Primary and Secondary school teachers at schools with MAS accreditation.

It is one thing to survive, but another to thrive! This whole day event will focus on how to embrace challenge to maximise teacher and student engagement and learning. The day will commence with Peter Sullivan focusing on developing lessons and sequences to challenge and engage students. The middle of the day will consist of a structured feedback session for schools to provide input into how they overcome leadership and teacher level challenges. The day will conclude with mathematician Noman Do. Norm will engage participants with the beauty and elegance of mathematics. This will be a hands and interactive day.

Presenters

Peter Sullivan

Peter Sullivan is an Emeritus Professor at Monash University. Peter has extensive experience in research and teaching in teacher education. He was an editor of the Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education for 8 years and is now the editor of the Mathematics Education Research Journal. He is a past President of the Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers and was the author of the Shape Paper and lead writer of the Australian Curriculum: Mathematics.

Norman Do

Norm is, first and foremost, a self-confessed maths geek! He is currently a Senior Lecturer in the School of Mathematical Sciences at Monash University. He spends his time there playing with strange shapes, counting interesting objects, and wondering what might be true. (His five-year-old son probably does very much the same thing at school!) Norm is heavily involved in mathematics enrichment for school students, chairing the Australian Mathematical Olympiad Problems Committee and lecturing at the National Mathematics Summer School. His contributions in education have been recognised by a B. H. Neumann Award for ‘significant contribution to the enrichment of mathematics learning in Australia’ and an Australian Awards for University Teaching Citation for ‘outstanding contributions to student learning’.

 

Closing date for registrations is : 23/04/2019

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2019 Primary Mathematics: Engaging Teachers and Engaging Students

20 May 2019 to 20 May 2019  08:45 am to 03:30 pm

Community Hub at the Dock

Foundation to Year 6.

In this one-day workshop participants will participate in an in-depth exploration of student and teacher engagement with mathematics. The Proficiencies: problem solving, reasoning, understanding, and fluency will feature as a critical pathway for student engagement. Links to mathematics education theory and research will be provided to support the argument that the Proficiencies and the General Capabilities should form the foundation of all mathematics teaching and learning activities. During the workshop participants will engage with a range of mathematical tasks that promote each of the Proficiencies in ways that promote sustained engagement and deeper learning of mathematical concepts. A range of tasks from short lesson starters through to rich tasks and problem solving activities will be investigated along with technology enhanced activities. Participants will also be provided with an opportunity to design a set of open-ended tasks that they will be able to take away and use immediately.

Presenter

Catherine Attard

Catherine is an Associate Professor in primary mathematics education and Deputy Director of Research within the School of Education. She is a multiple award-winning educator who has transformed teaching and learning in primary mathematics at Western Sydney University for over 10 years. Her philosophy, while straightforward, is transformative: Catherine combines great dedication for teaching engaging mathematics with her own experiences as a primary classroom teacher to motivate and inspire pre-service and qualified teachers. Catherine's research is focused on student engagement with mathematics and issues surrounding the pedagogical practices that influence students' engagement. Catherine is also actively researching contemporary teaching practices through the use of digital technologies, and the use of financial literacy education as a tool to engage children with mathematics. Catherine has won several teaching awards, including a 2016 Australian Awards for University Teaching (AAUT) Teaching Excellence Award, an Office of Learning and Teaching citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning and the Western Sydney University Vice-Chancellor's Excellence in Teaching Award. In 2017 she was listed in The Educator's Hotlist as one the most influential educators in Australia. She regularly presents workshops and keynotes nationally and internationally and is the current President of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (MERGA) a past president of the Mathematical Association of New South Wales (MANSW), and past editor of the professional journal, Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom. Catherine is also the author of the leading mathematics education blog, engagingmaths.com, as well as the author of several popular mathematics teacher resource books.

 

Closing date for registrations is : 13/05/2019

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2019 Formative Assessment: the key to improving learning outcomes in mathematics F to 9

04 Jun 2019 to 04 Jun 2019  08:45 am to 03:00 pm

Sunshine College

This full day professional learning program will provide an overview of formative assessment. What it is and isn’t and what is needed to implement a targeted teaching approach to mathematics in Years F to 9. It will introduce participants to the tools and advice available on the DET website to support a formative assessment approach. That is, the Assessment for Common Misunderstandings (AfCM) and the Scaffolding Numeracy in the Middle Years (SNMY) materials. A brief overview will also be provided of the evidenced-based resources produced as a result of the recent Reframing Mathematical Futures II project on mathematical reasoning.

Who should attend: Teachers for level F - 9

Presenter: Di Siemon

Di Siemon is a Professor of Mathematics Education in the School of Education at RMIT University (Bundoora) where she is involved with the preparation of pre-service teachers and the supervision of higher degree students. Di is currently the Director of the Reframing Mathematical Futures project, which is working with 32 secondary schools nationally to develop an evidenced based teaching and learning framework for mathematical reasoning in the middle years. She is also actively involved in the professional development of practicing teachers, particularly in relation to the development of the ‘big ideas’ in number, the teaching and learning of mathematics in the middle years, and the use of rich assessment tasks to inform teaching. Di has directed a number of other large scale research projects including the Scaffolding Numeracy in the Middle Years Project (2003-2006), the Researching Numeracy Teaching Approaches in Primary Schools Project (2001-2003), and the Middle Years Numeracy Research Project (1999-2001). Di is a past President of the Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers and a life member of the Mathematical Association of Victoria.

 

Closing date for registrations is : 24/05/2019

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2019 Primary and Early Childhood Mathematics Education Conference - Day One Leading whole school improvement in mathematics education

20 Jun 2019 to 20 Jun 2019  08:30 am to 05:30 pm

The Melbourne Graduate School of Education

After great success over the past two years, The Mathematical Association of Victoria (MAV) in collaboration with the Melbourne Graduate School of Education’s Mathematics Education Group (MEG) will again hold a conference focussing on early childhood and primary school mathematics education.

Leading whole school improvement in mathematics education

For mathematics leaders and those with an interest in mathematics education leadership within primary schools, including Principals, Deputy Principals, Numeracy Leaders, Academics, Vic DET, VCAA and others.

Themes for the day:

  • investigate the tools and techniques to support improved practice through collaborative professional learning communities
  • develop an understanding of how to measure whole school improvement
  • explore an understanding of the maths proficiency strands and general capabilities, and the teaching practices to support student development in mathematics
  • support teachers to lead the integration of both digital and design technologies within mathematics education
  • Engaging community and family in your mathematics program
  • What primary leaders said about the 2018 Primary conference..... ‘Great combination of philosophy, theory and practice!’ “Excellent presenters who provide outstanding resources and willingly share their knowledge”

    Join us to explore mathematics leadership. Sessions will provide practical advice to lead change in your own school context.

     

    Closing date for registrations is : 13/06/2019

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    2019 Primary and Early Childhood Mathematics Education Conference - Day Two Improving classroom-based learning; Primary and Early Childhood

    21 Jun 2019 to 21 Jun 2019  08:30 am to 05:30 pm

    The Melbourne Graduate School of Education

    After great success over the past two years The Mathematical Association of Victoria (MAV) in collaboration with the Melbourne Graduate School of Education’s Mathematics Education Group (MEG) will again hold a conference focussing on early childhood and primary school mathematics education.

    Improving classroom-based learning; Primary and Early Childhood

    This day is designed for primary teachers and early childhood educators regardless of experience level. Sessions will build your confidence and develop your professional ability as a mathematics educator in a supportive, hands-on and engaging series of workshops.

    Do you find teaching mathematics a challenge? Are you looking to find some great new ideas to engage students? Join us to explore mathematics education, teaching and learning, with a focus on improving your mathematics content & content pedagogical knowledge. Learn how to develop greater cognitive engagement through inquiry-based approaches.

    What educators said about the 2018 Primary conference..... The conference provided an excellent forum to learn about and discuss current research-based information. It provided a range of workshops led by knowledgeable and approachable presenters. I was able to walk away excited about sharing some new ideas and resources with colleagues.

    Themes for the day:

  • improve your mathematics content & content pedagogical knowledge
  • work towards greater cognitive engagement through inquiry-based approaches
  • strengthen your ability to cater for diverse ranges of student needs (differentiation)
  • consolidate approaches to embedding critical and creative thinking
  • discover best practice integration of both digital and design technologies within mathematics education
  • Engaging community and family in your mathematics program
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    Closing date for registrations is : 14/06/2019

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