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2nd Maths Teachmeet

Tuesday 21 November
5:15pm - 7:30pm

How long is it since you’ve had the opportunity to just sit and have a chat about maths or mathematical pedagogy with like-minded people, over a cup of coffee and a cupcake? 

Do you miss the chance to get together with mathematical people and network, share ideas and make new friends, or indeed meet up with people you haven’t seen in a while that do a similar job to you? 

Well, here is your opportunity to do all of that. 

More details can be found here, including information on how to sign up, and what the teachmeet ethos is all about. 


Developing Mathematical Fluency through ‘Intelligent Practice’ 

Thursday 18 January 2018

This half-day course will provide opportunities to explore the use of ‘intelligent practice’ in the Primary Classroom. You will develop your understanding of the planning and delivery of well-crafted sequences of examples and questions to support both conceptual and procedural understanding in mental and written calculation.

Cost: £70 *costs are reduced by 10% for CAT schools and any delegate in addition to the first from any other school.

If you have any queries about the course please direct them to Sam Parkes at S.Parkes@chi.ac.uk . If you would like to book, please email ProfessionalLearning@chi.ac.uk with your name, school name and contact email address.


‘Concrete, Pictorial, Abstract’: Practical Application in the Primary Classroom 

Thursday 25 January 2018

This one-day course will give you the opportunity to explore a variety of concrete, pictorial and abstract representations of key maths topics such as all four operations, place value and fractions. You will consider the challenges in planning for use of these and participate in activities that enable you to devise solutions for increasing their inclusion in your own classroom.

Cost: £150 *costs are reduced by 10% for CAT schools and any delegate in addition to the first from any other school.

If you have any queries about the course please direct them to Sam Parkes at S.Parkes@chi.ac.uk . If you would like to book, please email ProfessionalLearning@chi.ac.uk  with your name, school name and contact email address.


Developing Mathematical Reasoning in KS1

Tuesday 30 January 2018

This one day course will give you the opportunity to explore what mathematical reasoning looks like in a Key Stage One classroom, how we can plan to enable all children to becoming reasoning mathematicians, and how to best support children to use their reasoning skills independently, in real life, the classroom and test situations.

Cost: £150 *costs are reduced by 10% for CAT schools and any delegate in addition to the first from any other school.

If you have any queries about the course please direct them to Sam Parkes at S.Parkes@chi.ac.uk . If you would like to book, please email ProfessionalLearning@chi.ac.uk with your name, school name and contact email address.


Developing Mathematical Reasoning in KS2

Tuesday 6 February 2018

This one day course will give you the opportunity to explore what mathematical reasoning looks like in a Key Stage Two classroom, how we can plan to enable all children to becoming reasoning mathematicians, and how to best support children to use their reasoning skills independently, in real life, the classroom and test situations.

“I have learnt so much that I will put into practice in my teaching.”

“Fantastic day!”

Cost: £150 *costs are reduced by 10% for CAT schools and any delegate in addition to the first from any other school.

If you have any queries about the course please direct them to Sam Parkes at S.Parkes@chi.ac.uk . If you would like to book, please email ProfessionalLearning@chi.ac.uk with your name, school name and contact email address.


Bar modelling in the Primary Mathematics Classroom 

Wednesday 21 February 2018

This half day course will give you the opportunity to explore what bar modelling is, experiment with it yourself, and discuss the potential uses and benefits it offers for learners of primary mathematics who struggle to access and successfully solve word problems.

Cost: £70 *costs are reduced by 10% for CAT schools and any delegate in addition to the first from any other school.

If you have any queries about the course please direct them to Sam Parkes at S.Parkes@chi.ac.uk . If you would like to book, please email ProfessionalLearning@chi.ac.uk with your name, school name and contact email address.


Assessing mastery, achieving ARE and Greater Depth 

Tuesday 20 February 2018

This one-day course will provide you with the opportunity to develop strategies for meeting the challenges of a mastery approach with children who have a wide range of starting points. You will explore how multiple representations, effective dialogue and well-chosen tasks can support all children to access ARE requirements and develop deeper understanding. You will also consider a range of practices to support the evidencing of progress and attainment.

Cost: £150 *costs are reduced by 10% for CAT schools and any delegate in addition to the first from any other school.

If you have any queries about the course please direct them to Sam Parkes at S.Parkes@chi.ac.uk . If you would like to book, please email ProfessionalLearning@chi.ac.uk with your name, school name and contact email address.


Supporting Maths for Teaching Assistants, 4 Sessions 

This course is for Teaching Assistants who support mathematics learning and teaching in the classroom. It will enable you to improve and develop your own Subject Knowledge and confidence in Mathematics. You will also develop a range of strategies to support children in their Mathematics learning, overcome barriers to learning Mathematics, raise attainment for all children and close the attainment gap for children with additional learning needs.

Session 1: Understanding the Place Value System, Tuesday 6 March, 1pm-3pm
Session 2: Mental and written strategies for Addition and Subtraction, Tuesday 13 March, 1pm-3pm
Session 3: Mental and written strategies for Multiplication and Division, Tuesday 20 March, 1pm-3pm
Session 4: Developing the use of number in problem solving contexts, Tuesday 27 March, 1pm-3pm

Cost: £280 (£250 for two persons from the same school)

*costs are reduced by 10% for CAT schools and any delegate in addition to the first from any other school.

If you have any queries about the course please direct them to Sam Parkes at S.Parkes@chi.ac.uk . If you would like to book, please email ProfessionalLearning@chi.ac.uk with your name, school name and contact email address.


Conferences

Wednesday 14 March - NQT Conference
Thursday 24 May - SEND Conference
Wednesday 13 June - MFL Conference

Book now: ProfessionalLearning@chi.ac.uk

Teacher Conversion Programme

Subject Specialism: Secondary Maths and English

The 2018 Programme is aimed at the secondary age range. Participants will be qualified teachers who are either seeking a career change (e.g. changing from one subject specialism to English or Maths); or they may be working across two or more departments already. As such the participants may or may not be working in a Maths or English department setting. The programme can also accommodate less experienced/early career teachers who are seeking to enhance their subject knowledge in Science, Maths or English.

The Programme design reflects the feedback of the University tutors and the evaluations from previous participants, plus stakeholder comments:

"Thoroughly enjoyed the experience because of its predominantly practical nature, the quality of the tutoring received and the relevance of the strategies and resources that were shared.
Head teacher feedback.

Just fantastic – love going through the process of how to teach a specific skill. Really makes me feel that I can do this!”
Teacher feedback.

Book now: ProfessionalLearning@chi.ac.uk