Full course description
Date and time
Day 1 - Friday 21 October 2022, 9.30 am to 3.30 pm - in person
Day 2 - Thursday 10 November 2022, 4.00 pm to 6.00 pm - webinar
In person at ISV, 40 Rosslyn St, West Melbourne
A blend of face to face and online - for the online components a Zoom link will be provided 24 hours prior to the event.
This learning event is right for you if you are a year 1 – 10 maths or science teacher. The learning event will be delivered using a range of mathematical problems which can be adapted to science.
This hands-on learning event is designed so that you will experience, first hand, the benefits of the 3 Act methodology of problem solving. With you taking on the role of a student, you will participate in several real-world problem solving activities enabling you to feel and understand the differences between 3 Act methadology and the more traditional (not so) real-world problem solving styles.
This pedagogical approach is specifically engineered to:
- capture student attention
- include all students (regardless of level or ability)
- nurture their skills in sharing observations, asking questions, filtering and connecting relevant information
- promote their desire to seek out, learn and develop functional skills
- foster rich discussion regarding the analysis and appropriateness of their chosen method(s) and resulting solution(s)
The 2-part learning event will provide you with the chance to trial, share, reflect upon and improve skills from the first day. Day two will also explore consolidations and extensions to day one practices. You will also have the opportunity to facilitate a small group activity and/or generate your own problem solving ideas that will enable you to walk away with greater confidence, knowledge and skills to successfully implement, share and further develop this leading problem solving pedagogy back at your school.
You will receive a comprehensive library of resources and links for further exploration.
This learning event supports creating best practice toward meeting the following VRQA standard(s):
- Curriculum and Student Learning – Student learning outcomes
- Curriculum and Student Learning – Monitoring and reporting on students’ performance
- The minimum standards for schools offering a senior secondary course – Student learning outcomes
- The minimum standards for schools offering a senior secondary course – Teaching and learning
Relevant Australian professional standards for teachers
3. Plan for and implement effective teaching and learning
6. Engage in professional learning
- a deep, working understanding of the structure, intention and benefits of the 3 Act methodology
- ready-to-use resources for years 1 - 10 real-world problem solving
- clear assessment tools to examine and re-frame choices in problem-solving pedagogy and resources.
With more than 25 years’ experience as a classroom teacher, educational leader and professional learning consultant, Craig Becker is passionate and skilled in the areas of collaborative capacity, student engagement, visible learning and student-focussed assessment, feedback and guidance strategies. Believing learning structures should always be visible and well-communicated, he has devoted years to embedded action-research that has helped to identify and develop clear connections between learning behaviours and academic growth. Craig has successfully led teams and curriculum initiatives in six different schools across four countries.