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Immanuel Primary School

Novar Gardens, SA 5040


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This workshop will engage participants in what research says about effective teaching and learning of mathematics and how this connects to inquiry. Participants will explore mathematics concepts through engagement with a range of learning challenges. The role of high challenge tasks, digital provocations, mindsets, assessment for learning and organization of curriculum in creating learning environments that inspire students to think and engage as mathematicians, will be explored. Participants will also have the opportunity, to engage with the planning process in response to the workshop.

Participants will:Explore research relating to effective teaching of mathematics

  • Engage in practical mathematics inquiry and develop a deeper understanding of mathematics concepts

  • Examine the place of high challenge and non-routine cognitive tasks and how to build them into a coherent program

  • Identify factors which support inquiry in the teaching and learning of mathematics

  • Explore ways of assessment for learning rather than performance

  • Reflect on the impact of the workshop on their current teaching of mathematics

Audience: Primary and early childhood teachers of mathematics, curriculum leaders, principals.

Presenter: Mignon Weckert

Mignon has taught in a range of school in Australia and her passion for effective teaching and learning of Mathematics led her to the role of numeracy advisor for independent schools in South Australia, professional development facilitator, writer of Mathematics support materials as well as developer of various projects to enhance student learning in Mathematics.

Mignon has held various leadership roles in schools. She has been involved with the International Baccalaureate since in 2000 as a teacher, PYP coordinator, workshop leader and school visitor, regional manager for the Asia Pacific region and head of elementary for a large international school. During her time at the Australian International School in Singapore, she worked closely with Professor Peter Sullivan to manage a project which focused on implementing research-based strategies which support student learning in Mathematics. After 10 years in Singapore, Mignon returned to Australia where she is the Educational Leadership Director for Lutheran Schools in SA, NT and WA.

Workshop Timings:

Saturday 25 May

8.30 - 9.00 Introduction to the conference

9.00 - 10.30 Session One

10.30 - 11.00 Break (snacks provided)

11.00 - 1.00 Session Two

1.00 - 1.45 Lunch (lunch provided)

1.45 - 3.45 Session Three

Sunday 26 May

8.30 - 10.30 Session Four

10.30 - 11.00 Break (snacks provided)

11.00 - 12.30 Session Five (conclusion of workshop)


All participants will receive a certificate of participation for the workshop.


Early Bird Fee: US$350

Registration fee after the 25 February 2019:US$380.00

Registration fee after the 25 March 2019:US$410.00

Cancellation Policy

Please note that each workshop will proceed based on participant registration. Innovative Global Education will inform you by 25 April 2019 or earlier if the workshop is to be cancelled. If the workshop is cancelled your full payment will be reimbursed.

Workshop Participation

If Innovative Global Education is informed by 25 April 2019 that a participant is unable to attend the workshop, a full refund will be given. If notification of not being able to participate is after 25 April 2019 IGE will be unable to refund the registration fee.

If, for any reason, a school needs to either transfer a registered participant to another workshop from the workshop registered or change the name of the participant attending a workshop,

Innovative Global Education can make these changes on request from school or participant.

Accommodation Information

The following is suggested accommodation near the school.

Stamford Grand Glenelg


All guests will be entitled to 10% Off the Fully Flexible Room Only Rate at the time of booking on the 24th – 25th May inclusive. The rate on either side of this date will be subject to availability at the time of booking.

Please Note: This discount is not available on hotel packages, promotions or already discounted rates.

Please note that as no rooms are actually being held aside for this group, rates are subject to availability at the time of booking.

To receive this discount, guests will need to Call Reservations and quote the code IGE230519 at the time of booking. Guests will also need to provide a valid credit card number in order for us to confirm their reservation. All bookings will have a 24 hour cancellation policy.

To make a booking guests will need to contact our General Reservations department on the below details: Phone: 08 8376 1222 Email: reservations@sga.stamford.com.au

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