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Inquiry Mathematics: Research Based Strategies to Improve Student Learning
Sat, May 27, 2017, 8:30 AM – Sun, May 28, 2017, 1:00 AM AEST
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 tasks including online resources that can support the diversity of learners in any classroom. The role of high challenge tasks, digital provocations, mindsets, and organization of curriculum in creating learning environments that inspire students to think like mathematicians, will be explored. Participants will also have the opportunity, to engage with the planning process in response to the workshop.
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 tasks and how to build them into a coherent program
Identify factors which support inquiry in the teaching and learning of mathematics
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 focuses on implementing research based strategies which support student learning in Mathematics. After 10 years in Singapore, Mignon has recently returned to Australia where she is the Educational Leadership Director for Lutheran Schools in South Australia, Northern Territory and Western Australia.
Saturday 27 May
0900-1030 Session one
1030-1100 Break (snacks provided)
1100-1300 Session two
1300-1345 Lunch (lunch provided)
1345-1545 Session three
Sunday 28 May
0830-1030 Session one
1030-1100 Break (snacks provided)
1100-1300 Session two (conclusion of workshop)
All participants will receive a certificate of participation for the workshop.
Early Bird Fee: US$300.00
Registration fee after the 27 March 2017: US$330.00
Registration fee after the 27 April 2017: US$360.00
Please note that each workshop will proceed based on participant registration. Innovative Global Education will inform you by 27 April, 2017 if the workshop is to be cancelled. If the workshop is cancelled your full payment will be reimbursed. If the workshop is proceeding you will not receive an email.
If Innovative Global Education is informed by by 27 April, 2017 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 27 April, 2017 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 at any time
The hotel we recommended by the host school is the
Novotel, St Kilda: http://www.novotelstkilda.com.au/
The hotel is approximately a 5 minute drive from the school campus
Participants to inform on booking that you are attending IGE Conference. You will be entitled to a 10% discount on room prices at the time of booking.
Note: Novotel has set up an online booking process for participants. Please use the link below:
Transportation to and from Caulfield Grammar:
Parking at Caulfield Grammar:
For those coming by car, there is some parking on site at Gate 1 (no parking in Gate 2 or 3) but there may be Saturday sport so parking would be limited. There is parking outside around the campus.
Coming by train:
For those coming by train, the campus is about a 10min walk from Ripponlea train station.