ChinLEAD series  |  Module One  |  Term 1

Module One of the ChinLEAD Series is for schools that want to develop a team of maths leaders (teachers and executives) with the long-term goal of implementing a whole-school approach to maths led by a Maths Crew. 

Developing leaders will deepen their content knowledge of developmental sequences of learning in the NSW Mathematics K-6 Syllabus and be equipped with the tasks, tools and talk needed to deliver high-quality maths lessons with confidence.

Your team will be empowered with fundamental strategies for leading maths as well as the tools to identify where your school needs to go on their maths journey.

The essential ingredient: your Maths Crew

Before embarking on the ChinLEAD series of PL, your school will have nominated their Maths Crew. A Maths Crew is a team of up to 6 maths enthusiasts who are committed to supporting your school to energise and prioritise maths.

You will need to enrol the same Maths Crew in both Modules One and Two. Your Maths Crew will include:

  • A School Leader – the Principal or Deputy Principal
  • A Maths Leader – a member of your executive team
  • Up to four Maths Champions – classroom teachers representing each of your
    Professional Learning Teams.

Course Description

In the Term 1 (week 9) whole-day workshop, your developing maths leaders will:

  • Learn about the developmental sequences of learning in the NSW Mathematics K-6 Syllabus
  • Apply the tasks, tools and talk of high-quality mathematics using Anita’s Complete Leading Maths Toolkit
  • Understand the role of a Maths Crew and how a well-constructed crew can transform maths at their school
  • Learn about the Whole-School Approach to Primary Mathematics K-6 Model
  • Use the Health Check Tool to understand where your school is at on their maths journey
  • Develop a plan of action for your school using the Planning Guide.

In the follow up 30-minute mentoring call, Anita will:

  • Assist you to plan strategically for the next steps on your school’s unique maths journey
  • Discuss your school’s readiness to progress to Module Two, so that your school can enrol in Module Two at the time most appropriate to align with your strategic plan.

Audience: a team of 3 to 6 educators from any primary school in any sector.

Presenter: Anita Chin
Cost:
 $400 (incl GST) per person
Course code: LONE5020
NESA PD Hours: 5 hours

Completing ChinLEAD K-6 Module One: Developing Maths Leaders at Your Primary School will contribute 5 hours of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Registered PD addressing 2.5.2 and 6.2.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

Workshop Agenda

Getting started with a whole-school approach: Your Maths Crew and their roles

Find out which areas your Maths Crew needs to focus on, learn strategies for addressing each focus area and be guided as to the roles best suited to each Maths Crew member.

Organisation of the Mathematics K-6 Syllabus

Find out how the Mathematics K-6 Syllabus is organised. Learn how to break up content into one-week chunks using the syllabus. Discover a strategy for learning developmental sequences of content for each substrand.

Unpacking and using your Leading Maths Toolkit

Learn how teachers can implement key resources (including equipment, whiteboard insert sheets, worksheets and language word walls) in their classrooms. 

Unpacking and using your Leading Maths Toolkit

Find out strategies for how to lead change by supporting teachers with the teaching tools they need.

Introducing The Whole-School Approach to Primary Mathematics K-6 Model

Discover the key elements of a whole-school approach to mathematics: tasks, tools, talk, pedagogical content knowledge, culture and beliefs.

Creating a plan for your school using the Health Check Tool

Discover how to create an actionable plan and where to start on your school’s maths journey.

2020 ChinLEAD Event Details | Module One

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Western Sydney, NSW | Module One | Term 1, 2020

Date: Monday 23 March 2020 (T1, wk 9)
Time: 8:30 am registration. 9:00 am – 3:00 pm workshop
Venue: Glendenning Public School. Armitage Drive, Glendenning  NSW  2576
Parking: Armitage Drive
Tickets (60 seats): Online ‘grab & go’ tickets open December 2019. Close 13/3/20 (T1, wk 7) or when sold out.

Southern Highlands, NSW | Module One | Term 1, 2020

Date: Tuesday 24 March 2020 (T1, wk 9)
Time: 8:30 am registration. 9:00 am – 3:00 pm workshop
Venue: Bowral Pubic School. Bendooley St, Bowral  NSW  2576
Parking: Bendooley Street (free)
Tickets (60 seats): Online ‘grab & go’ tickets open December 2019. Close 13/3/20 (T1, wk 7) or when sold out.

Hunter Region, NSW | Module One | Term 1, 2020

Date: Thursday 26 March 2020 (T1, wk 9)
Time: 8:45 am registration. 9:15 am – 3:15 pm workshop
Venue: Hunter Valley Grammar School. 42 Norfolk St, Ashtonfield  NSW  2323
Parking: Staff car park – entrance at front of school.
Tickets (60 seats): Online ‘grab & go’ tickets open December 2019. Close 13/3/20 (T1, wk 7) or when sold out.

The Whole-School Approach Model

Being a great Maths Champion requires more than just content knowledge of the NSW Mathematics K-10 Syllabus. It requires having good tasks and appropriate tools to meet the needs of all learners in the classroom so that we can teach with confidence and flair. The Whole-School Approach Model represents a synthesis of elements drawn from research and teaching and leadership experience in Australian primary schools; all known to create an effective approach to the teaching and learning of mathematics.

The authors, Tim Waugh and Anita Chin believe a whole-school approach to mathematics is the essential ingredient in transforming the teaching and learning of mathematics in primary schools. The model brings together all the pieces of the puzzle required to achieve consistent and sustainable high-quality teaching and learning of mathematics.