Full course description
Date and time
Thursday 20 May 2021, 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm
Online – a Zoom link will be provided 24 hours prior to the event
This learning event is right for you if you are a teacher who wants to learn how to use multisensory instruction to help students with dyscalculia to understand number and algebra.
This webinar moves beyond the development of number sense and number fact recall to the teaching of other components of the Number and Algebra strand including place value, decimals and fractions, money, patterns and algebra. Participants will learn how to use multisensory instruction to help students with dyscalculia to understand these concepts. They will also learn how to develop the problem-solving skills of students with dyscalculia. The webinar will introduce participants to a variety of resources, some of them free. The webinar includes footage of instruction as well as the opportunity to work collaboratively to develop activities for the teaching of indices.
Schools are required to make reasonable adjustments to meet the needs of students with disability and this includes dyscalculia.
This learning event supports creating best practice toward the following VRQA standard(s):
- Curriculum and Student Learning – Student learning outcomes
- The minimum standards for schools offering a senior secondary course – Student learning outcomes
- an understanding of how to use multisensory instruction to help students understand components of number and algebra
- an understanding of how to develop students’ problem solving skills
- a variety of resources.
Shirley Houston is an educational consultant with over 35 years of teaching experience and a Masters degree in Special Education. She is a long-standing Board member of The Dyslexia-SPELD Foundation of Western Australia. Shirley has established a reputation as a caring, dynamic and innovative educator whose programs reflect both current research and a deep understanding of the needs of students with learning difficulties and disabilities. She has taught students in Years K-12 at government, Catholic and Independent schools, in Australia and in America.
Elspeth Adamson is currently Manager, Student Services at Independent Schools Victoria, where she works in the areas of students with individual needs and student wellbeing, as well as addressing parent concerns about their children’s education. Previously, she was a Head of Campus and Deputy Principal of a Victorian multi-campus Independent school, and a Principal of an international school in India.