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What’s Happening in Maths Professional Development in 2024

LME 2024 WEBINAR SERIES

Michael and myself are basing our webinars for this year on Peter Liljedahl’s best selling and ground
breaking book –

BUILDING THINKING CLASSROOMS in MATHEMATICS.
The book focuses directly on 14 practices that enhance mathematical learning:
1. What type of tasks we use
2. How we form collaborative groups
3. Where students work
4. How we arrange the furniture
5. How we answer questions
6. When, where and how tasks are given
7. What homework looks like
8. How we foster student autonomy
9. How we use hints and extensions
10. How we consolidate a lesson
11. How students take notes
12. How we choose to evaluate
13. How we use formative assessment
14. how we grade

Webinar 1 (for Foundation to Year 2) has been and gone and feedback was very positive. Webinar 2 (Years 3 to 6) will also address the first three of the practices:
Selecting tasks to get students thinking
– Forming collaborative groups
– Challenging traditional ideas of how to set up your classroom

and we firmly believe it will be as valuable and thought provoking as the Foundation to Year 2 teachers found it.

So please get on board Years 3 to 6 teachers – Next Wednesday March 6 at 4pm. Tickets are available through eventbrite:

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/o/rob-vingerhoets-michael-minas-30760833028

or email me direct at rvec@bigpond.com and I can arranage a direct invoice for your school if that is more convenient. Just include names and email addresses of those participating and cc Mike into the email ( Michael Minas <michael.lovemaths@gmail.com ) 

Each webinar will feature tasks (activities/games/problems), tips/advice and anecdotes that are relevant and appropriate to 
specific Year levels.

As usual, our clear intention is to make every webinar practical, useful, worthwhile and engaging – a lot like every maths lesson should look and feel like!

 

 

“You’ll notice a new lay-out for the webpage everyone. I hope this makes it even easier to navigate and access resources and information that can help. Upper Primary and Lower Secondary teachers – check out the Years 5 to 8 booklet that I’ve added to the Resources section – 100, yep, 100 activities! They are a mix of warm-up activities to full blown student activities and, like the Mental Computation booklet – all yours to download and start using.’’

Hi and welcome to 2024 everyone. I have been as slack as with my website this past year and sincere appypollyloggies for that. I guess ‘slack’ is a bit harsh as 2023 was a particularly hectic year with the LME webinars, filming videos for T2L TV and my regular work – working in schools and classrooms with teachers and students.

I am determined to do better with new articles/opinion pieces and more resources to be completed and added this year. You’ll notice – very soon – a new layout/design for the website and hopefully it will make it even easier to navigate and find resources and information that can help you in your work.

I also intend to keep you up to date with webinars and pd days and other things you, as classroom teachers and leaders in schools, may be interested in.

Here are the dates for all LME webinars for 2024.

Mike Minas and myself have finalised (finally!) our focus for the 2024 webinar series and we’re pretty happy about it. We believe it will be practical, useful, engaging and very worthwhile. Below the dates listed here you’ll find a description of what the webinars will be about this year.

Term 1:

Feb 13 (F-2) & March 6 (3-6)                

Term 2:

May 8 (F-2) & 21 (3-6)               

Term 3:

July 22 (F-2) & August 12 (3-6)   

Term 4:

October 22 (F-2) & October 28 (3-6)

And here are the dates and topics for term 1 T2L Webinars.

February 12:  Setting Up For A Great Year In Maths

February 19:  Assessment Activities – Finding Out What Your Students Know Without Testing Them

February 26:  Teaching Place Value – focus on understanding the importance of zero (including with decimals)

March 4:  Teaching Place Value – Some really engaging and rich activities

 

 

LME 2024 WEBINAR SERIES

Michael and myself are basing our webinars for this year on Peter Liljedahl’s best selling and ground
breaking book –

BUILDING THINKING CLASSROOMS in MATHEMATICS.
The book focuses directly on 14 practices that enhance mathematical learning:
1. What type of tasks we use
2. How we form collaborative groups
3. Where students work
4. How we arrange the furniture
5. How we answer questions
6. When, where and how tasks are given
7. What homework looks like
8. How we foster student autonomy
9. How we use hints and extensions
10. How we consolidate a lesson
11. How students take notes
12. How we choose to evaluate
13. How we use formative assessment
14. 14 how we grade

Webinar 1 (for Foundation to Year 2) and Webinar 2 (Years 3 to 6) will address the first three of the practices:
– Selecting tasks to get students thinking
– Forming collaborative groups
– Challenging traditional ideas of how to set up your classroom

Webinar 3 (for Foundation to Year 2) and Webinar 4 (Years 3 to 6) will address the next five of the
practices:
– Defronting the classroom
– Effective answering of questions
– Giving thinking tasks early and verbally
– Effective asking of questions
– Mobilising knowledge

Webinar 5 (for Foundation to Year 2) and Webinar 6 (Years 3 to 6) will address the next three of the practices:
– Use hints and extensions to maintain flow
– Consolidating from the bottom
– Taking meaningful notes

Webinar 7 (for Foundation to Year 2) and Webinar 8 (Years 3 to 6) will address the final three practices:
– Evaluating what you value
– Helping students see where they are and where they are going
– Grading/assessing based on data

Not only will each webinar be tailored to Liljedahl’s practices but they will also be specific to
Foundation to Year 2 and Years 3 to 6 audiences. Each webinar will feature tasks
(activities/games/problems), tips/advice and anecdotes that are relevant and appropriate to those
specific Year levels.

As usual, our clear intention is to make every webinar practical, useful, worthwhile and engaging – a lot like every maths lesson should look and feel like!

[ Book spots for the webinars on Eventbrite: link.. ]

Dates:

Webinar 1: Feb 13 [F – 2}
Webinar 2: March 6 {3 – 6]
Webinar 3: May 8 [F – 2]
Webinar 4: May 21 [3 – 6]
Webinar 5: July 22 [F – 2]
Webinar 6: Aug 12 {3 – 6]
Webinar 7: Oct 22 [F -2]
Webinar 8: Oct 28 [3 – 6]

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