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Investigative approaches: For teachers of F to Year 6

23rd Oct 2019
4:00PM - 5:00PM
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

Price: Free

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Registrations close: Friday 18th October

For teachers of F to Year 6

The investigation process should be embedded across the school and be an integral part of your mathematics curriculum from the first day of school. In this workshop we will work through the investigative process and explorer lessons and resources that follow a progression of learning through the mathematics standards and proficiencies.

Martin Holt 
Martin is an educational consultant with a background in primary education and mathematics leadership in schools. He helps teachers instill a classroom culture of challenge, where all students can expect to learn something new each lesson. Martin promotes the strategic selection of tasks as a key to achieving this aim, recognising the crucial link between student engagement and learning.

Professional learning Goal: Support teachers to embed investigative approaches in their pedagogy across the curriculum, using a progression of learning through mathematics standards and proficiencies.
Australian Charter for the Professional Learning of Teachers and School Leaders, August 2012 (AITSL)


  • Builds participants’ content knowledge
  • Builds participants’ pedagogical content knowledge
  • Develops participants’ understanding of the learner and addresses student needs
  • Provides strategies and/or resources to enable participants to apply their learning in context


  • collaborating to solve the challenges that are most important to improving student outcomes

Evidence based:

  • Based on and enables participants to make links with research and evidence-based approaches

Future focused:

Exposes teachers to new and emerging practices and the theories that underpin them, and when and how to apply a broad repertoire of strategies

Victorian Curriculum: Achievement Standards, Content and Proficiencies

Various standards will be covered, using examples of tasks that can be applied. Examples of how to incorporate the proficiencies will also be included.
FISO areas:

Excellence in teaching and learning

  • evidence-based high impact teaching strategies
  • curriculum planning and assessment

The Australian Professional Standards for Teachers:

Main focus areas included in this Professional learning:

Standard 1: Know students and how they learn

1.2  Understanding how students learn

1.5  Differentiate teaching to meet the specific learning needs of students across the full range of abilities

Standard 2: Know the content and how to teach it

2.1 Content and teaching strategies of the teaching area

2.2 Content selection and organisation

2.3 Curriculum, assessment and reporting

Standard 3: Plan for and implement effective teaching and learning

3.1  Establish challenging learning goals

3.2  Plan, structure and sequence learning programs

3.3  Use teaching strategies

3.4  Select and use resources

3.6 Evaluate and improve teaching programs

Standard 6: Engage in professional learning

6.2 Engage in professional learning and improvement practice

6.3 Engage with colleagues and improved practice

6.4 Apply professional learning and improve student learning

Standard 7: Engage professionally with colleagues, parents/carers and the community

7.4 Engage with professional teaching networks and broader communities


Relevance for leaders from Australian Professional Standards for Principals:

Main focus areas included in this Professional learning:

Professional Practices lens


• Leading teaching and learning

Ref: PRL-P0000001-4


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.