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New Frontiers of Learning: A Virtual Event!

Date(s):
11th Sept 2020
Time:
9:30AM - 3:00PM
Venue:
Virtual Learning Session
Details and invitation to join the meeting will be provided closer to the date of the event. Online session delivered by MAV
Costs:
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Description:

The Mathematical Association of Victoria (MAV) and Independent Schools Victoria (ISV) invite educators from all sectors to a joint professional learning event for mathematics teachers of Foundation to Year 10.

  

This is MAV's and ISV's second annual conference, after a highly successful event in 2019.smile

Featuring MAV, ISV and special guest presenters, participants will enjoy workshops tailored to teaching levels and facilitator led conversations exploring:

  • how our recent experience should change our view of what education can be
  • how we can move students towards becoming ‘agile learners’
  • what leadership looks like in a time of change
  • how to leverage ‘student agency’ to improve outcomes
  • the ‘proficiencies’ as a basis for building engagement and student agency.

Download flier here!

 

Registrations close: Friday 6th September

Target Audience: Teachers of Foundation to year 10

Venue: Virtual event

Date: Friday 11th September 2020

Time: 9.30am until 3pm

Program:

We are providing a flexible program, you may join any sessions listed below on the day (No selection during registration required).

Session Details

Keynote: Learner Agency and The Agile Learner

James Anderson

In recent years there has been an increasing focus on what quality teaching looks like. The Australian Professional Standards for Teachers seeks to define what quality teaching looks like and plots a path for becoming an increasingly skilful and, therefore, effective teacher. But what about the role of the learner in this equation? How does the student engage in the learning process in an increasingly skilful and effective way? Improving learning outcomes takes both quality teaching AND quality learning behaviours. In this insightful keynote James Anderson will outline what quality learning looks like through the lens of Learner Agency, and describe the qualities of the most skilful learner - The Agile Learner.


Morning tea break: Grab your coffee!

B1:  Student agency in maths; for F to Year 6:

Helen Schiele

Take a deeper dive into Learner Agency and explore practical ways to support students to become more agile learners.

What came out of the recent experiences that we can leverage in maths?

How do we support students to move to the next level?

B2: Student agency in maths; for year 7 to 10:

Deb Carmichael

Take a deeper dive into Learner Agency and explore practical ways to support students to become more agile learners.

What came out of the recent experiences that we can leverage in maths?

How do we support students to move to the next level?

B3: Conversation – What are we capturing, and building on from remote learning?

Karen Milkins-Hendry

During remote learning how were tasks differentiated for students? How were parents further engaged? Were there opportunities for interdisciplinary teaching, rich and challenging tasks, problem solving integrations and new pedagogies to be explored? Or was it just the textbook or worksheets delivered online? How are our face to face learning experiences improving because of the remote learning experience?

 


Lunch break: Relax

C1: Using the Proficiencies as a basis for learning design to make maths accessible to all; for F to Year 6:

Ellen Corovic and Jen Bowden

Building activities based around the proficiencies, starting with problem solving and reasoning, can help student engagement and develop positive attitudes towards maths, and lead to better understanding and fluency. This can support student agency. We will explore how using the proficiencies as the foundation for learning design can help differentiate and cater for all students’ success.

C2: Using the Proficiencies as a basis for learning design to make maths accessible to all; for year 7 to 10:

Helen Haralambous and Danijela Draskovic

Building activities based around the proficiencies, starting with problem solving and reasoning, can help student engagement and develop positive attitudes towards maths, and lead to better understanding and fluency. This can support student agency. We will explore how using the proficiencies as the foundation for learning design can help differentiate and cater for all students’ success.

C3: Conversation: What are we capturing, and building on from remote learning?

Karen Milkins-Hendry

During remote learning how were tasks differentiated for students? How were parents further engaged? Were there opportunities for interdisciplinary teaching, rich and challenging tasks, problem solving integrations and new pedagogies to be explored? Or was it just the textbook or worksheets delivered online? How are our face to face learning experiences improving because of the remote learning experience?

 

Open learning session:

Time for you implement and apply your learning, through our activities and templates.
We will be around to answer questions in an open live meeting.

 

Presenters:

Keynote speaker: James Anderson 

James Anderson is an Australian-based international speaker, author and educator who is passionate about helping fellow educators develop students as better learners.

Originally a teacher and school leader, for the past 20 years, James has been working with schools to make classrooms more thoughtful places. He challenges teachers to think deeply about their own Mindsets and how their beliefs are communicated to students in often subtle and unintended ways.

James’s work combines Growth Mindset with Habits of Mind and Practice to create Learning Agility. He puts the growth back into Growth Mindset! And, through creating and describing the Mindset Continuum, he provides the cornerstone for effective Growth Mindset interventions.

James values the relationships he builds with the schools and teachers he works with, providing the “follow-through” that’s so often lacking in teacher professional development. His speaking, workshops and online resources provide not only the deep understandings required to do this work meaningfully, but also the tools and ongoing support needed to sustain it in your school and make a real difference to student learning outcomes.

James will show you how to create your school-based Growth Mindset Style Guide to ensure your school consistently “nudges” all students towards an increasingly growth-oriented Mindset.

Jennifer Bowden (MAV)

Jennifer Bowden enjoys inspiring teachers to become more critical and creative in their teaching. As an education consultant for the Mathematical Association of Victoria, she works with teachers and leaders to build teacher capacity, increase knowledge of curriculum content, develop pedagogies and establish school-wide improvement plans. Jennifer’s current interest is in developing challenging tasks with teachers to ensure all students are engaged and challenged in their learning. She is interested in utilising inquiry to strengthen students’ mathematical understanding and cognitive engagement.

Deb Carmichael (Independent Schools Victoria)

Deb Carmichael has taught mathematics for nearly 30 years across all secondary year levels and in a variety of contexts. She has held Head of Department roles and Senior Executive roles. Deb is now a Senior Advisor at Independent Schools Victoria, working in The Development Centre. This allows her to use her experience, interest in current research and passion for mathematics teaching to engage with fellow educators.

 

Ellen Corovic (MAV)

Ellen Corovic is a passionate educator who enjoys collaborating with students, teachers and schools. As a teacher, school leader now Mathematics Education Consultant at MAV, Ellen works to build individual and collective efficacy as well as teacher capacity in mathematics. In her role, Ellen supports school improvement through ongoing professional learning, coaching, and leading reflective conversations. She seeks to ensure schools and teachers have a goal in mind and a plan of action for success. Building mathematical connections, authentic learning and research informed decisions are some of her approaches. Ellen has developed a number of new initiatives at the MAV including girls in STEM events and the Made by Maths app which has received an award for innovation. Ellen recently completed a Masters of Instructional Leadership.

Danijela Draskovic (MAV)

Danijela is a secondary Mathematics Education Consultant for the Mathematical Association of Victoria. Danijela has taught mathematics in Independent Schools in Victoria as well as in the UK. She believes that most people can engage and have success in mathematics by approaching the subject in a holistic and meaningful way. Danijela is passionate about exploring the affordances of technology in enhancing teaching and learning by modelling concepts in visual and dynamic ways. She is also an accredited trainer for Texas Instruments.

 

Helen Haralambous (MAV)

Helen is a secondary Mathematics Education consultant for the Mathematical Association of Victoria.  Helen has extensive teaching experience in secondary schools. This includes 32 years teaching secondary school mathematics, in 4 different schools (Boys school, girls school Coeducational and multi campus settings) and has held leadership positions including and mathematics faculty coordinator, year level coordinator. Leading teacher positions in Numeracy, Curriculum and Professional Development. She has worked as an education consultant at the ABS and has co-authored Year 7–10 mathematics textbooks.

 

Karen Milkins-Hendry (Independent Schools Victoria)

Karen Milkins-Hendry is Dean of The Development Centre at Independent Schools Victoria. Her 26 years working in schools included leadership experience that spanned across pastoral and academic areas with extended periods as Acting Principal. This background provided valuable strategic skills and experience to bring into both the development and implementation of leadership programs. With a teaching background as broad as Specialist Mathematics and Chemistry through to VCE Theatre Studies, Karen relishes her current role of engaging with the broader educational community with a view to providing evidence-based support to the unique improvement journey of schools.

 

Helen Schiele (Independent Schools Victoria)

Helen has worked in the educational field for some 28 years. She has developed professional learning opportunities in the areas of curriculum design, differentiation, professional learning communities, literacy and numeracy and artistic learning strategies, a trained Cognitive Coach.  Prior to entering the primary and secondary areas, Helen worked extensively as an early childhood practitioner predominately in low socio-economic areas and multicultural communities.

Helen has completed her Master’s in Education by research and is now completing her Doctoral studies in ‘collective efficacy in education’.

 

 

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Event Booking and Cancellation Policy

Participants who cancel their booking on or prior to the advertised closing date will receive a full refund less the cancellation fee of $35. All cancellations must be in writing and include any documentation already sent out.

NO REFUNDS are available after the advertised closing date as costs will have been incurred and catering booked.

If events are free there is no cancellation fee.