Event title: Engaging students with Learning difficulties and/or Maths Anxiety
Event date: Wednesday 19th August
Registrations close: Monday 17th August
Time: 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Target Audience: Teachers of Years 7 – 12
Do you have students that don’t like Maths? Are they refusing, avoiding or just not doing the work? Low confidence or maths anxiety? If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions, it is highly likely you are teaching students with learning difficulties.
This practical session will look at starting, planning and structuring lessons to engage students with a variety of learning difficulties (social and intellectual) in Mathematics; including students who are completely reluctant, anxious or disengaged. Learn practical ways of supporting these students so they can experience success in Mathematics and gain the numeracy skills they need in life.
Ruth Hibburt will reveal her secrets to success for improving outcomes working with students who have learning difficulties in the Middle Years Literacy and Numeracy Support (MYLNS) program.
She will share her strategies for building confidence and self-belief in students through an interactive virtual presentation. All participants will leave with a summary guide and access to ‘how to’ videos for the activities.
Presenter: Ruth Hibburt
Ruth Hibburt is an expert teacher, public speaker and author with over 13 years’ experience teaching in Mathematics in Victorian Secondary Schools 7-12 and English Language Centres P-10. Ruth is a positive change maker in education and an expert in building skills and confidence with teachers and students. She has taught over 3000 students from a diverse range of social backgrounds and learning needs. Ruth currently works in Victorian schools as a Network Numeracy Improvement Teacher for the Middle Years Literacy and Numeracy Support (MYLNS) Initiative. Ruth has also recently released a book “Do Make Mistakes”.