Presented by Anita Chin

ChinUP professional learning events are two-hour after school ‘open’ workshops, hosted by primary schools across NSW and the ACT. ChinUPs are designed for teams of up to eight educators and are open to teachers from any sector and any school. A great ‘top up’ to your professional learning plans!

Audience: Classroom teachers, learning support teachers, casual teachers, mathematics/numeracy leaders, executives.
Course code: CU13-ECTTK
NESA PD Hours: 2 hours
Cost: $140 (incl GST) per person

The art of teaching mathematics for conceptual understanding is a complex task. It requires educators to understand its logical structure and draw on deep reserves of content knowledge. Furthermore, if we are to create students who are curious about mathematics, regardless of their ability, we require innovative teaching strategies and tools to engage all learners.

This introductory hands-on workshop presented by Anita Chin focuses on three core elements for delivering a high-quality mathematics lesson as an early career teacher:

• setting up your learning space with accessible resources stacked and packed in classroom friendly ways
• using hands-on materials for whole class instruction K-6
• practical ideas for whole class differentiated learning tasks.

Participants will engage with classroom-ready tasks and watch Anita ‘walk the floor’ as she models strategies for:

• strategically handing out, collecting, and managing resources, including dice and playing cards
• effectively using and managing student whiteboard insert sleeves.

Black line masters and links to resources are provided. Schools are encouraged to include a Mathematics leader and/or mentor with their team of early career teachers to facilitate productive dialogue which is relevant to teachers’ classroom context and school culture.

Event date: Wednesday 21 March 2018 (Term 1, wk 8)
Venue: Neville Bonner Primary School, Bonner (Library)
Online enrolment and payment: Closes Friday, 9 March 2018 (T1, wk 6)
Nominate one person from your school to complete your school team’s registration and payment.

Completing ChinUP Early Career Teachers: What’s in Your Maths Toolkit? 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.