ChinUP professional learning events are two-hour after-school workshops, hosted by primary schools across NSW, QLD and the ACT. They are designed for teams of up to 8 educators and are open to anyone, from any sector and any school. Individuals and casual teachers are also very welcome to attend.

Presented by Anita Chin
Audience: Early career teachers, classroom teachers, Mathematics/Numeracy leaders.
Course code: CU17-LESS
NESA PD Hours: 2 hours
Cost: $140 (incl GST) per person

Completing ChinUP K-6: A 5-Part Lesson Structure: What, Why and How? will contribute 2 hours of 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.

Course Description

Wondering how to best structure your maths lesson? Is there a process for delivering a high-quality maths lesson that includes minute-by-minute, day-by-day assessment practices to inform your teaching? A consistent daily maths routine across all classes can yield many benefits for students. However, implementing whole-class differentiated instruction can be a challenge as it requires consideration of assessment practices, teaching strategies and learning activities.

The presenter, Anita Chin will take you on a journey as you engage in activities and learning episodes from all five parts of her lesson structure:

  1. Daily Number Sense (warm-up) – time for students to practice prior learning as they are immersed in fact fluency, concept connections and mathematical language. Time for teachers to gather evidence about what students know, understand and can do with what they know. Also, a great time to plug gaps!
  2. Introduce new content – using visual models (eg. dot array) to build on prior learning, guide differentiation and extend and support all learners
  3. Reinforce whole-class understandings before directing students to tables and chairs for pair work
  4. Practice new content – using developmentally sequenced parallel tasks (one task, whole-class). Productive struggle is celebrated.
  5. Reflect on the lesson – using journal writing, exit tickets, thumbs up/down to celebrate learning.

Participants will leave the workshop with an understanding of the importance of a ‘tight but loose’ lesson structure and strategies to implement ideas in their classroom the very next day.

Event Details | Shellharbour

Date: Thursday 18 October 2018 (Term 4, wk 1)
Venue: Flinders Public School. Brunderee Rd, Flinders, NSW (library) 
Online enrolment and payment: Closes Friday 21 September 2018 (T3, wk 9)
Nominate one person from your school to complete your school team’s registration and payment.