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Spotlighting


Date(s):
5th Jun 2024
Time:
4:00PM - 5:00PM
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:

Members: $60.00
Non Members: $72.50

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Description:

When implementing challenging tasks through structured inquiry approaches, concerns are often raised about how to best manage the independent and collaborative aspects of these lessons whilst simultaneously maintaining a rigorous mathematical focus. In this session, James and Jane share their experiences and insights about how adopting the practice of 'spotlighting' can be a useful instructional move to scaffold the Explore phase of structured inquiry lessons. They will share their own reflections about how 'spotlighting' has impacted on their teaching and what they have learned in observing other teachers as part of their most recent research.

Presenters:

Jane Hubbard has a passion for improving all areas of mathematics learning and teaching in primary schools. She has over 15 years of classroom teaching experience along with seven years driving school-wide improvement as a mathematics leader.  Her own professional learning experiences such as Jane Contemporary Teaching and Learning of Mathematics (CTLM) (ACU) and Encouraging Persistence, Maintaining Challenge (EPMC) (Monash) were transformative in shaping Jane’s beliefs about how students best learn mathematics. Jane is a current PhD candidate at Monash University where her research has focused on identifying Year 2 students' mathematical competence and attitudes when they engage in sequences of challenging tasks. She also works part time as mathematics consultant supporting leaders and teachers to drive school wide mathematics improvement.   
 
James Russo is an educator and researcher interested in a wide range of research topics including: the role of challenging tasks, games, and children’s literature as pedagogical approaches; teacher and student emotional responses in the primary mathematics classroom; better understanding the relationship between classroom practice and academic research; and the learning and teaching of mental computation and estimation. James writes regularly for a range of teacher practitioner journals and continues to spend some of his week team-teaching in a primary classroom. He uses this as a space to develop and test teaching ideas, and to stimulate thinking about his research. 

Registrations close:

Tuesday 4th June

 

 

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