2021 Big Ideas in Number: Developing Strong foundations Years P – 2

2 Day Program

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Successful learners of Mathematics have solid foundations in fundamental Number concepts. The building of these foundations is critical to ensure success in Mathematics.

This two-day spaced learning program will focus on two Big ideas in Number: Trusting the Count and Place Value.

The program will be presented by Emeritus Professor Dianne Siemon (RMIT). Dianne Siemon is an acknowledged expert in the development of children’s understanding of number. This program will present teachers and leaders with evidence-based and research informed practice that build both teacher and student capacity and understanding in these ‘Big Ideas’.

The program will focus on practices that support a child’s development of these ‘Big Ideas’ using experiential activities that enable oral literacy, enhance reasoning and build on the most current research into Number.

Through engaging in this program, participants will:

  • build an understanding of the research behind the big ideas of Trusting the Count and Place Value
  • become proficient in using assessment tools developed through research, to inform future teaching
  • build curricula knowledge in mathematics and understand the progression of learning in relation to this aspect of Number
  • increase their pedagogical content knowledge using research-informed and evidence-based practices.

Teacher

Standard 1 – Know students and how they learn

Standard 2 – Know content and how to teach it

Standard 3 – Plan for and implement effective teaching and learning

Standard 4 – Create and maintain supportive and safe learning environments

Standard 5 – Assess, provide feedback and report on student learning

Standard 6 – Engage in professional learning

Principal

Leading teaching and learning

Developing self and others

Leading improvement, innovation and change

Leading the management of the school

2 Day Program – 9:00 am to 3:30 pm

South – Venue TBA

Day 1 – Monday 1 March 2021

Day 2 – Monday 21 June 2021

North  – Venue TBA

Day 1 – Thursday 18 March 2021

Day 2 – Thursday 17 June 2021