ChinLEAD 

This leadership six-month face-to-face long course is designed for school teams of up to six including:

  • principals
  • executives
  • mathematics/numeracy leaders
  • passionate classroom teachers who are committed to transforming maths at their school.

Develop your maths leaders and take your school’s maths from good to great

This leadership long course equips primary school leaders with the tools they need to effectively change the way maths is taught and learned at their schools. Participants will be supported to establish a Maths Crew at their primary school: a group of maths enthusiasts who will lead the school’s maths journey and support teachers and the leadership team to achieve their mathematics goals across the whole school.

Build a whole-school approach to maths

Based on the transformative Whole-School Approach to Mathematics K-6 Model (Waugh & Chin, 2018), the course helps schools build teachers’ capacity to differentiate instruction and move from ‘islands of good practice’ to a whole-school approach: where content, culture and classroom practice all work together to create consistent, high-quality maths teaching and learning.

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Get expert advice and support from Anita Chin

Over the six-month course your school team will benefit from expert advice and ongoing support from experienced maths educator, Anita Chin. Through a combination of a whole-day workshop and two group mentoring sessions, participants will have opportunities to implement what they learn, and reflect upon and and review their progress with the course group.

As this is a team-based course, it’s an excellent opportunity for you to gather a team of current and aspiring mathematics leaders so you can support each other and build a consistent approach to maths at your school. Individuals are also very welcome to attend, and will benefit from an inclusive and supportive environment of like-minded professionals striving for the same goals.

Course delivery modules

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. 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.

Ironing out the obstacles: Review, share, reflect and refine

Receive feedback from Anita so you can keep up the momentum, remain on track and continue transforming the teaching and learning of maths at your school.

Launchpad: planning the rest of your school’s maths journey

Reflect on your progress, celebrate your successes and plan the way forward for maths at your school.

  • Whole day workshop (Term 1), Modules 1-5
  • Two-hour after school group mentoring (Term 2), Module 6
  • Two-hour after school group mentoring (Term 3), Module 7

Completing Leading Mathematics at Your Primary School: A Complete Toolkit will contribute 9 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.

Course Cost

The ticket price of $600 per person (GST incl) includes:

  • morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea
  • a printed folder containing The Complete Leading Maths Toolkit
  • an electronic folder of resources including The Complete Leading Maths Toolkit

Each school also receives Anita’s transformative Whole-School Approach suite of resources:

  • Whole-School Approach Model poster
  • Health Check tool
  • 10-minute Planning Guide.

Want to find a ChinLEAD maths course happening near you?

2019 | Newcastle | Biraban Public School, Toronto NSW.  
Wednesday 27 March 2019 (T1, wk 9) + Tuesday 25 June (T2, wk 9) + Tuesday 17 Sept (T3, wk 9)

2020 | Southern Highlands | Bowral Public School, Bowral NSW.
Monday 23 March 2020 (T1, wk 9) + Tuesday 23 June (T2, wk 9) + Tuesday 15 Sept  (T3, wk 9)

2020 | Central Coast or Lake Macquarie | venue TBC
Wednesday 25 March (T1, wk 9) + Wednesday 24 June (T2, wk 9) + Wednesday 16 Sept (T3, wk 9)

2020 | Western Sydney | Glendenning Public School, Glendenning NSW
Thursday 26 March 2020 (T1, wk 9) + Thursday 25 June (T2, wk 9) + Thursday 17 Sept (T3, wk 9)

 

Monday 23 March 2020
  • ChinLEAD Maths long course: Part A | Bowral, NSW | T1, wk 9

    This is the first part of a 3-part long course running over a 6-month period. 
    Course info page: Leading Mathematics at Your Primary School: A Complete Toolkit
    Audience: School teams of up to 6 including Principals, executives, leaders of maths, and passionate teachers who are driving maths at their school (eg. aspiring leaders).Venue: Bowral Public School, NSW
    • Part A (5h): Mon 23/3/20 (T1, wk 9)
    • Part B (2h): Tue 23/6/20 (T2, wk 9)
    • Part C (2h): Tue 15/9/20 (T3, wk 9)
    Course Cost: $600 per person (GST incl)
    NESA PD hours: 9 hours
    Presented by Anita Chin
    Online 'Grab & Go' tickets: on sale soon
Wednesday 25 March 2020
  • ChinLEAD Maths long course: Part A | Central Coast/Lake Macquarie | T1, wk 9

    Venue and full course dates announced soon
Thursday 26 March 2020
  • ChinLEAD Maths long course: Part A | Western Sydney | T1, wk 9

    This is the first part of a 3-part long course running over a 6-month period. Course info page: Leading Mathematics at Your Primary School: A Complete Toolkit
    Audience: School teams of up to 6 including Principals, executives, leaders of maths, and passionate teachers who are driving maths at their school (eg. aspiring leaders).Venue: Glendenning Public School, NSW
    • Part A (5h): Thur 26/3/20 (T1, wk 9)
    • Part B (2h): Thur 25/6/20 (T2, wk 9)
    • Part C (2h): Thur 17/9/20 (T3, wk 9)
    Course Cost: $600 per person (GST incl)
    NESA PD hours: 9 hours
    Presented by Anita Chin
    Online 'Grab & Go' tickets: on sale soon

Want to host a Leading Maths course at your school?

In 2019, Leading Mathematics at Your Primary School: A Complete Toolkit is being hosted by Biraban Public School, Toronto, in NSW’s Newcastle region. This is the only course available in 2019. If your school is interested in hosting a Leading Maths course in 2020, please make an enquiry via our contact form.

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