Looking to Improve Mathematics Outcomes across your school?
Join the ‘Mathematics Collaborative 2020 – 2021'
Lead whole school improvement in primary school mathematics education.
MAV and the Mathematics Education Group (MEG), at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education (MGSE), have developed a two-year school improvement program for Primary Schools in Victoria.
This program launched in 2019 with 39 primary schools from across Victoria from all sectors. Positive feedback from participating schools has been received, and due to the success of the program there is an opportunity to take in a second group of schools from 2020.
The program is also undergoing a formal evaluation by the team of researchers at The University of Melbourne. Over time this will allow the program to further develop as one of the most rigorous and successful of its type.
A two-year school improvement program
The program allows schools to develop the tools and techniques to implement and measure improvement, while working with a network of like schools striving for improvement.
Schools and school leaders in the Maths Collaborative will:
- develop a clear and practical focus on school improvement
- develop goals and implement change in a supportive environment
- engage with researched based methods and tools for improvement
- investigate and apply the tools and techniques to implement and measure improvement
- gain a practical understanding of the structures to support improved practice by working collaboratively within their school
- implement supportive and collaborative structures within their teams at school
- develop a deeper understanding of the maths proficiency strands and the teaching practices to support student development in mathematics.
Teachers in schools undertaking the Maths Collaborative will:
- implement supportive and collaborative structures
- improve their mathematics content & content pedagogical knowledge while working collaboratively with colleagues
- have opportunities to network across schools, and engage in professional learning events
- strengthen their ability to cater for diverse ranges of student needs (differentiation)
- consolidate approaches to embedding the capabilities including critical and creative thinking
- work towards greater cognitive engagement
To find out more about this exciting program download the enrolment and information form here.
For more information, call Peter Saffin: 0403 600 120.
Places in the improvement program for 2020-2021 are strictly limited to 30 schools. Places will be offered based on the order in which this form is completed and forwarded to MAV.
What are teachers saying?
'This course has given me a desire to want to go and learn more. I would love to pursue further areas within my career in the future and I never saw myself as a ‘maths teacher’ so to speak. However I now find myself wanting to know more, wanting to learn more and wanting to discover where all this can take me.'
'The eagerness of aspiring young leaders to lead a high impact teaching strategy and up-skill staff through professional development has been a great highlight. Furthermore, I have enjoyed observing students build in confidence in an inclusive learning environment where students’ thoughts are welcome and where students are regularly expected to speak, listen and respond to one another.'
'I have enjoyed hearing from experts in the field of mathematics who have an invested interest in the direction mathematics is taking. I have also enjoyed that it has been with an Australian context, as lots of readings and PDs often refer to examples or data that is outside of Australia, instead it puts it into context and helps us see where we need to go with education in this country. '