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Whole School Online Learning K–6: Differentiating Number Concepts

Is teaching maths really that different to teaching any other subject? We believe it is. So, how can we make differentiation doable?

Available from 2023

Course Description

Grounded in research, this six-month online course consists of 10 modules. There are five topics, which provide practical and valid strategies for differentiating both the concept being taught and the concrete materials used. Topics examine critical foundation number concepts for all four operations and embed the use of concrete materials and mathematical reasoning into a scaffolded sequence for teachers.

The five topics are:

  1. Using Concrete Materials to Differentiate Instruction
  2. Asking Good Open-ended Questions
  3. Addition and Subtraction Concepts
  4. Multiplication and Division Concepts
  5. All Four Operations.

Videos of in-class demonstration lessons K–6 by Anita Chin cover the use of formative assessment practices, effective questioning techniques, and the use of explicit mathematical language to engage all learners. Strategies for organising resources and concrete materials are addressed.

Related Elements of Anita Chin’s Primary Mathematics Framework 

The content of this course focuses on layer 1 of Anita’s Framework. More information about the Framework can be found here.

The content of this course focuses on layer 2 of Anita’s Framework. More information about the Framework can be found here.

The content of this course focuses on layer 3 of Anita’s Framework. More information about the Framework can be found here.

Delivery Model

This month-by-month model of online PL has been designed for a whole school or community of schools approach to create a shared vision and to then bring about and sustain school wide change. It is suitable for early career teachers, experienced teachers, learning support educators, maths leaders and school leaders.

An in-school coordinator leads the Professional Learning Community that develops over the duration of the course. The PL cycle requires schools to form Professional Learning Teams (stage and/or grade) to meet for five 1-hour Team Meetings as scheduled by schools.

Course content is viewed during team meetings facilitated by Team Leaders who engage participants in collegial dialogue and planning. Participants then implement ideas in classrooms and write individual reflective comments in the learning platform.

10 hour PD course
Cost: As enrolment can be for one school or a Community of Schools, the cost per participant is based on a  sliding scale from $400 to $500.
$500 (1-10); $490 (11-20); $480 (21-40); $460 (41-100); $440 (101-200); $420 (201-600); $400 (601+ participants).
Course Code: ODNC1010
Standards: 2.5.2, 3.3.2, 6.2.2, 6.3.2, 6.4.2
NESA Accredited: no

Further details

  • Course Duration: up to six months
  • Course Implementation: Schools plan their own timeline in consultation with the presenter, Anita
  • Course Access: Schools receive 24/7 access during and after the course.
  • Continued Course Access: After the course is completed, all participants receive 12-months continued access at no additional cost.

Ready to ignite your school’s learning journey?
Book a time to discuss your PL needs with Anita today.