Full course description
Date and Time
Tuesday 21 April 2020, 9:30 am to 3:30 pm
This learning event is right for you if you are a Year 7 to Year 10 mathematics teacher who enjoys continuing to build their effectiveness in the classroom
This one-day workshop will explore strategies, tasks and techniques to target teaching and maximise student learning. Approaches to building a positive learning environment, engaging in high quality instructional practice and using effective feedback will be the core components of the day. A key feature of the workshop will be learning how to create a culture of growth, inquiry and risk-taking to assist all students to take part in the mathematical conversation.
‘Mathematics is a subject that allows for precise thinking, but when that precise thinking is combined with creativity, flexibility and multiplicity of ideas, the mathematics comes alive for people.’
– Jo Boaler
· greater awareness of the relationship between a positive classroom environment, positive relationships and learning
· techniques for feedback that move learning forward
· ideas for engaging activities that allow students to think critically, deeply and creatively.
Karen Milkins-Hendry is Dean of The Development Centre at Independent Schools Victoria. Her 26 years working in schools included leadership experience that spanned across pastoral and academic areas with extended periods as Acting Principal. This background provided valuable strategic skills and experience to bring into both the development and implementation of leadership programs. With a teaching background as broad as Specialist Mathematics and Chemistry through to VCE Theatre Studies, Karen relishes her current role of engaging with the broader educational community with a view to providing evidence-based support to the unique improvement journey of schools.
Deb Carmichael has taught mathematics for over 25 years across all secondary year levels and in a variety of contexts. She has held Head of Department roles and Senior Executive roles. Deb is now a Senior Advisor at Independent Schools Victoria, working in The Development Centre. This allows her to use her experience, ideas, current research and passion for mathematics teaching to engage and work with fellow educators.