After-school whole staff workshop (2 or 3 hours)

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This whole staff after-school 2-hour workshop provides teachers with practical activities for immediate implementation in the classroom. Leaders are provided with strategies to develop a whole school approach for differentiating instruction. The presenter, Anita, will use the online NSW Mathematics K-10 Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum to show how the ‘big ideas’ for multiplication and division develop K-8 and how concepts connect both within and across substrands.

Participants will work in stage/grade based PLT’s to engage in a range of developmentally sequenced tasks for use across the whole school. Teams will then plan a lesson to implement. Educators will be empowered with pedagogical content knowledge and appropriate tools to differentiate instruction to meet the wide range of needs and abilities in a mixed-ability and/or multi-aged classroom.

Whole class instruction strategies modelled for differentiating both the concept being taught and the concrete materials used includes the use of:

  • rich mathematical language to teach for a conceptual understanding of multiplication and division concepts
  • an interactive whiteboard or a large format touchscreen to annotate over the images in the online syllabus document to make the mathematics visible
  • one resource for the whole class, differentiated to individual learning needs and abilities e.g. dot dice, 0-9 dice, 1-20 dice
  • black line master insert sheets used with student white board insert sleeves e.g. dot array, 1 cm area grid
  • the phrase “Make it, say it, draw it, write it” to develop students’ ability to think, reason and work mathematically
Delivery Model

2-hour or 3-hour after-school tailored workshop at your school for your whole staff. This course most often follows a day of demonstration lessons on the same concept, but it can also be delivered as a ‘stand-alone’ course.

Completing Teaching Multiplication and Division (2 hours) will contribute 2 hours of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Registered PD addressing 2.5.2, 6.2.2 and 6.4.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

Completing Teaching Multiplication and Division (3 hours) will contribute 3 hours of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Registered PD addressing 2.5.2, 6.2.2 and 6.4.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.