PL Courses | Teaching the Full Range of Learners | Whole-day PL

Transforming Classroom Practice in Maths K-6: Fractions

Do you want to build your teachers’ confidence in teaching fractions to meet the needs of all students across your whole school? 
Course Description

Empower your teachers with the content knowledge and strategies they need to deliver high-quality lessons in fractions. In this whole-day workshop, Anita will take your staff on a journey through fractions from Kindergarten to Year 6 using the NSW Mathematics K-6 Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum. Teachers will become the ‘students’ to experience what whole-class differentiated instruction looks, sounds and feels like for fractions. Anita will model effective teaching strategies employing the same simple concrete materials across the whole school and visual models.

As participants complete a variety of classroom-ready tasks, teachers will learn how to use rich mathematical language and open-ended questioning techniques to engage all learners. Throughout the course, Anita will share her secrets for packaging concrete materials for ease of use in the classroom.

Learning Goals

By the end of the course, participants will:

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Delivery Model

This course is delivered as a whole-day customised workshop at your school for your whole staff. It is suitable for early career teachers, experienced teachers, learning support educators, maths leaders and school leaders.

5 hour PD course
Cost: $4500 + travel expenses
Course Code: STFR5020
Standards: 2.5.2, 6.2.2, 6.4.2
NESA Accredited: no

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PL Courses | Teaching the Full Range of Learners | After-school PL

Using a 5-part Lesson Structure to Maximise Student Learning Time

Is teaching maths really that different to teaching any other subject? We believe it is. So, what makes a high-quality maths lesson?
Course Description

In this course, Anita will focus on the three pillars of high-quality maths lessons K-6: tasks, tools and talk. She will explain her easy-to-implement 5-part lesson structure which incorporates these three pillars. Participants will experience hands-on tasks as ‘students’ while Anita demonstrates practical classroom strategies to support their implementation as the ‘teacher’, including how teachers can incorporate differentiation and make judgements about their students’ understanding along the way.

Learning Goals

By the end of the course, participants will:

  • understand Anita’s 5-part lesson structure for maths K-6 and the typical timing of the 5 parts of the lesson across a week of teaching
  • understand the different purposes of the lesson warm-up and Anita’s top five strategies for delivering lesson warm-ups
  • have strategies to introduce new maths content using whole-class instruction, as well as strategies to lead the teacher-led practice and student-centred practice parts of maths lessons.
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.

The content of this course focuses on layer 4 of Anita’s Framework. More information about the Framework can be found here.

Delivery Model

This course is delivered as an after-school customised workshop at your school for your whole staff. It is suitable for early career teachers, experienced teachers, learning support educators, maths leaders and school leaders.

You can choose either a 2-hour or 3-hour course. If you choose the 3-hour option there will be more time for discussion and delving deeper into syllabus content. In addition, Anita will assist your staff to develop a whole-school approach to high-quality teaching and learning of maths.

This course is delivered as a whole-day customised workshop at your school for your whole staff. It is suitable for early career teachers, experienced teachers, learning support educators, maths leaders and school leaders.

In her unique demonstration lessons, Anita skilfully engages your school’s students in their own classrooms to provide the ultimate learning experience for your teachers. The day is suitable for early career teachers, experienced teachers, learning support educators, maths leaders and school leaders.

Anita runs three demonstration lessons in one day, customised to your teachers’ needs.

Working in stage- or grade-based teams, teachers:

  • participate in a pre-lesson briefing (15 minutes)
  • observe Anita teach a stage or grade-based lesson (60 minutes)
  • debrief with Anita discussing what she did and why (15 minutes).

ChinUP after-school workshops are hosted by primary schools across NSW and are open to all schools in the local area. These two-hour workshops are for school teams of up to 8 educators, and any school in any sector is welcome. Individuals and casual teachers are also very welcome to attend.

2 hour PD course
Cost: $2000 + travel expenses
Course Code: SMLS2010
Standards: 2.5.2, 6.2.2, 6.4.2
NESA Accredited: no

3 hour PD course
Cost: $3000 + travel expenses
Course Code: SMLS3010
Standards: 2.5.2, 6.2.2, 6.4.2
NESA Accredited: no

5 hour PD course
Cost: $4500 + travel expenses
Course Code: SMLS 5010
Standards: 2.5.2, 6.2.2, 6.4.2
NESA Accredited: no

2 hour PD course
Cost: $2000 + travel expenses
Course Code: SMLS2010
Standards: 2.5.2, 6.2.2, 6.4.2
NESA Accredited: up to 4 Feb 2022

Completing Building Effective Classroom Practice: Elements of A High-Quality Maths Lesson (2 hours) before 4 February 2022 under NESA’s interim arrangements will contribute 2 hours of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Accredited PD in the priority area of Curriculum addressing standard descriptors 2.5.2, 6.2.2 and 6.4.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

3 hour PD course
Cost: $3000 + travel expenses
Course Code: SMLS3010
Standards: 2.5.2, 6.2.2, 6.4.2
NESA Accredited: up to 4 Feb 2022

Completing Structuring High-Quality Maths Lessons to Maximise Student Learning Time (3 hours) will contribute 3 hours of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Accredited PD in the priority area of Curriculum addressing standard descriptors 2.5.2, 6.2.2 and 6.4.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

5 hour PD course
Cost: $4500 + travel expenses
Course Code: SMLS5010
Standards: 2.5.2, 6.2.2, 6.4.2
NESA Accredited: up to 4 Feb 2022

Completing Structuring High-Quality Maths Lessons to Maximise Student Learning Time (5 hours) will contribute 5 hours of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Accredited PD in the priority area of Curriculum addressing standard descriptors 2.5.2, 6.2.2 and 6.4.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

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