WEBINAR: Using Mathematical Tools to develop number sense

WEBINAR: Using Mathematical Tools to develop number sense

WEBINAR: Using Mathematical Tools to develop number sense

Online

Date

Monday 26 April

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Time

16:00 to 17:00

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Overview

Using Mathematical Tools to develop number sense

This is a FREE WEBINAR, led by guest speaker Amy How, and supported by the Sussex Maths Hub Primary team.

Our Webinars are designed to help you further develop your knowledge for teaching mathematics. They do this in a number of ways, sometimes modelling the use of textbooks, schemes of work, and resources.

Our next Webinar will be led by Amy How, a leading practitioner in modelling how to effectively use the Rekenrek. This mathematical tool was created in the Netherlands and translates into “counting rack”; however it has so many more uses. It is a unique tool, famed for being versatile and visual, that allows children to develop solid number sense and look at multiple methods for addition, subtraction, and beyond. Amy will be demonstrating how you may wish to use the Rekenrek in your own classroom.

We very much hope that you and your colleagues will be able to join us for the Webinar!

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.

A follow up session to further explore using the Rekenrek, will take place on May 10th at 4pm -5pm. More information will be sent out nearer the time.

Please note that we are not recommending what your school should invest in; this is wholly a decision for you and your schools. The Maths Hubs remain neutral in this area.

 

WEBINAR: Key Stage 2 to Key Stage 3 Transition

WEBINAR: Key Stage 2 to Key Stage 3 Transition

WEBINAR: Key Stage 2 to Key Stage 3 Transition

Online

Date

Wednesday 17 March

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Time

16:00 to 17:00

COMING SOON to view on our BLOG page

Overview

FREE WEBINAR: Supporting a Smooth Transition between KS2 and KS3, with Guest Speaker Alison Hopper, MEI.

What does ‘Secondary Ready’ look like post-lockdown?

How can we most effectively work together in 2021 in the best interest of children?

Are you a teacher in KS2 or a maths teacher or department lead in KS3? Are you interested in teaching for mastery and delving deeper into the curriculum implications of the latest lockdown? Would you like to be part of the conversation about how we should prioritise the curriculum in 2021-22 in order to best prepare pupils in upper KS2 for secondary school success? Are you interested in working with teachers in both KS2 and KS3 to focus on pedagogy in mathematics teaching and learning?

If so, sign up to the latest free webinar on offer from the Sussex Maths Hub on Wednesday 17th March at 4pm. We have invited Alison Hopper from MEI along as our guest speaker alongside a panel made up of mastery specialist teachers from our primary and secondary team. Alison Hopper has done extensive work for the NCETM & MEI on transition and leads on the Year 5 – Year 8 programme. MEI offer a wealth of user-friendly resources and Alison will be our expert guide to explore these materials and discuss how you can use them to support planning, teaching and assessment.

Our team have examined the NCETM guidance from 2020 on Shaping the Y7 Curriculum: Building on Year 6 – which we recommend participants might want to dip into as a useful starting point for our discussions. This webinar aims to promote further liaison between KS2 and KS3 teachers on the curriculum and transition to improve continuity and progression from Y5-Y8. We will share findings from our survey of secondary teachers to reveal the core skills and concepts they would value in a new pupil in Year 7 this September. The session will support Year 6 teachers in prioritising the content they deliver in the summer term and support secondary teachers in considering which aspects of their Year 7 programme of study may need to be amended to best meet the needs of their new learners.

Please join us for a lively, informative and topical debate. At the Sussex Maths Hub, we believe collaboration has never been more important.

Don’t delay…book your place now, and then pull up a chair, grab a beverage of choice and get ready to join the conversation!

Here’s what colleagues commented after our last webinar: 

  • “Excellent session, practically presented and made huge sense. Thanks”
  • “Great information and resources that I will definitely be using and sharing with staff.”
  • “Thank you once again for this latest in series of superb webinars which not only give much food for thought but also provide a focal point for work groups while we cannot get into schools and observe lessons.”
  • “It was the most well spent hour of my day! So much information crammed into such a short period of time and very well delivered. I loved your energy. Accessing training this way (through webinars) is so good! It’s easy, quick, full of information and no travel involved! Thank you again.”

WEBINAR: A Focus on Fluency

WEBINAR: A Focus on Fluency

WEBINAR: A Focus on Fluency

Online

Date

Wednesday 03 March

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Time

16:00 to 17:00

Available to VIEW on our BLOG page

Overview

A Focus on Fluency: Reflecting on practice post-lockdown and making practical decisions to support children in making progress.

This is a FREE WEBINAR, led by guest speaker Clare Christie. Clare is an SLE from Bristol, key member of the Boolean Maths Hub and co-developer of the NumberSense website.

Would you like to develop or refine your whole school approach to teaching fluency? Are you keen to engage with other primary teachers who share your goals and vision to support children with developing their sense of number? Would you like the opportunity to see some of the free resources and materials that are available to support teachers and schools and discuss how they can best be used to help children make tangible progress? Have you already seen the benefits of using structure and representation such as tens frames to do this and teaching fluency strategies explicitly or are you keen to find out more about these aspects of adopting a Teaching for Mastery approach?

At the Sussex Maths Hub, our mastery specialist team are reflecting on the best way to give children firm foundations in fluency in a post-lockdown environment. We are thrilled to have secured guest speaker, Clare Christie (SLE from Bristol, key member of the Boolean Maths Hub and co-developer of the NumberSense website) to join us for our next webinar. Clare has many years of experience as a mastery specialist/ maths hub lead and is a regular collaborator with the NCETM on resources such as the Professional Development Spines and DfE/ NCETM Ready to Progress Materials.

We would like to invite you to join us for what we hope will be a very lively, informative and enjoyable session that will enable us all to stop the clock, put the kettle on and have a cup of tea whilst we spend an hour with ‘A Focus on Fluency’. Clare will lead a presentation that looks at progression in fluency skills and key ways to support pupils in developing a strong sense of number that will be a firm foundation for the primary years and beyond. The panel will also be made up of our own primary team who will be ready to pose your questions to Clare and share their own experiences from their own schools.

This webinar is aimed at all practitioners working in primary schools including maths leads and senior leaders. 

Here’s what colleagues commented after our last webinar:

  • Great training – plenty to reflect on and think about the relevance to your own setting.
  • Thank you for organising the event. It was great CPD for all my staff !
  • Fantastic that this was available to so many people. Thank you.
  • This was a great webinar – at times I can find Maths webinars a bit intimidating as there can be lots of high level language, but this was very accessible.
  • Loved it!

Don’t delay, secure your place today!

 

Secondary Mastery Specialists Programme

Secondary Mastery Specialists Programme

Secondary Mastery Specialists Programme

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Overview

Become a Mastery Specialist in the Secondary Phase

Want to become a specialist in teaching for mastery and support your own and other schools to develop teaching for mastery approaches? Join the Secondary Mastery Specialist Programme. During the programme you will receive fully funded professional development from experts, have time to develop your own expertise, and then to support others.

What is involved?

  • Year One: you participate in several professional development events and focus on developing your own classroom teaching
  • Year Two: your focus is on developing teaching for mastery approaches within your own department and honing your skills in leading professional development
  • Year Three and beyond: you support key teachers in other local schools to develop a teaching for mastery approach within their own departments.

All the time, you keep in touch with other specialists across the country in online groups. You can share experiences and continue developmental conversations.

To support you in developing your role as a leader of professional development you will be enrolled in the NCETM’s PD Lead Development and Accreditation Programme during the second year of the Secondary Mastery Specialist Programme.

What is the cost?

The Secondary Mastery Specialist Programme is fully funded by the Maths Hubs Programme so is free to participating schools.

How can you find out more?

Visit the NCETM website, and hear from Mastery Specialists who have shared their experiences of the programme.

Primary Mastery Specialists Programme

Primary Mastery Specialists Programme

Primary Mastery Specialists Programme

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Overview

Information about the Primary Mastery Specialists Programme

There are currently hundreds of Mastery Specialists supporting colleagues in their own schools and beyond to develop mastery approaches to maths teaching. Mastery Specialists are classroom-based practitioners who develop expertise in mastery and lead Work Groups to support other schools and teachers locally.

The Mastery Specialist Programme for primary teachers started in 2015/16. Each year around 140 primary teachers – four from each Maths Hub – complete a programme of professional development to become Mastery Specialists. In every subsequent year, each of these teachers leads a Teaching for Mastery Work Group. This involves working with participant teachers from six or seven primary schools within their Maths Hub area, so that these schools can start to introduce teaching for mastery themselves.

By the end of the 2019/20 school year, there will be 700 Primary Mastery Specialists established and operational. They will collectively have worked with more than 8,000 other primary schools, which represents around half of all primary schools in England.

Want to know more?

Visit the NCETM website, where you can:

  • Listen to a Mastery Specialist discuss her work in a podcast
  • Read more about Work Groups led by Mastery Specialists
  • Watch a video about how Mastery Specialists are trained and what their role involves.

Professional Development Lead Accreditation Programme

Professional Development Lead Accreditation Programme

Professional Development Lead Accreditation Programme

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Overview

Become an NCETM accredited PD Lead

NCETM Professional Development Lead Accreditation is designed for those who lead professional development for teachers of maths.

Who can take part?

This programme is for teachers of maths (all phases from Early Years to post-16) who have existing commitments and responsibility for designing, leading and evaluating maths teacher professional development, and the potential to develop further.

What is involved?

  • three one-day workshops
  • completion of an Accreditation Evidence Document (AED, which facilitates critical reflection on your learning and the PD you design, deliver and evaluate over the year)
  • designing, leading, reviewing and refining a programme of support for maths teacher professional development, drawing upon a range of evidence-informed models and activity.

Schools, colleges and other organisations releasing members of staff to participate in this programme will be expected to support members of staff through the programme by enabling them to complete the expectations for accreditation. Senior leaders of any participating organisation will be asked to sign a commitment before the member of staff begins the programme.

What will you learn?

Participants will:

  • Develop knowledge of models of CPD for maths teachers
  • Consider the themes and issues in teaching maths, and the implications of these in supporting other teachers
  • Design a professional development programme, deliver it, and evaluate it
  • Develop relationships with senior leaders to support a sustainable culture of maths CPD
  • Increase their own subject knowledge and professional practice.

Participants will also have the opportunity to pay to work with the University of Chester and gain an academic award (PG Cert) for completing an enhanced version of the programme.

What is the cost?

The PD Lead Development and Accreditation Programme is fully funded by the Maths Hubs Programme so is free to participants and their schools. Funding covers provision of the three face-to-face days. Travel costs will also be funded.

Find out more on the NCETM website.

Enhancing Subject Knowledge for Teaching Assistants in Primary Mathematics KEY STAGES 1 & 2

Enhancing Subject Knowledge for Teaching Assistants in Primary Mathematics KEY STAGES 1 & 2

Enhancing Subject Knowledge for Teaching Assistants in Primary Mathematics KEY STAGES 1 & 2

Venue

ONLINE

Date

First Meeting:
Tuesday 09 March

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Time

First Meeting:
09:00 to 12:00

FULLY BOOKED

Overview

Enhancing Subject Knowledge for Teaching Assistants in Primary Mathematics:
KEY STAGES 1 & 2

This FREE work group is aimed at Teaching Assistants in KS1 and KS2, particularly teaching assistants who are new to their role or have moved into a new Key Stage or practitioners with little maths specific training.

During these sessions participants will:

  • Deepen and extend their own subject knowledge in mathematics;
  • Explore key structures of the primary mathematics curriculum and know a range of ways to support children to develop an understanding of these;
  • Develop some effective ways to enhance their questioning in order to support and extend the learners thinking;
  • Explore the importance of using precise mathematical vocabulary and language and how it impacts on children’s learning;
  • Understand how resources, models and images can support children’s thinking at different stages of the primary mathematics curriculum;
  • Reflect on their learning and plan to undertake follow up work in school.

This is a national NCETM work group and therefore participants will be required to:

  • Keep a reflective journal that captures the impact of the work undertaken on the course and back in school;
  • Join and make regular contributions to an online community;
  • Complete online evaluations requested by the NCETM;
  • Complete a range of gap tasks in the time between the online sessions and reflect on these within the online community and with colleagues when meeting online.

Please give careful consideration to the work involved when selecting participants from your school onto this work group. Places for this work group will be limited to one per school.

This year there will be no face-to-face meetings. Most of the work group content will be delivered online within 5 taught sessions. To supplement this, participants will be required to complete a number of tasks in their own time.

Online Session 1: Tuesday 09 March 2021 (9am – 12pm)

Online Session 2:  Thursday 25 March 2021 (9am – 12pm)

Online Session 3: Tuesday 20 April 2021 (9am – 12pm)

Online Session 4: Thursday 06 May 2021 (9am – 12pm)

Online Session 5: Tuesday 29 June 2021 (9am – 12pm)

Course Leaders: Debbie Streatfield and Faye Heath, Independent Mathematics Consultants – Debbie and Faye have been leading numerous highly successful primary maths courses for the Sussex Maths Hub. They are both very experienced teachers who continue to teach on a regular basis and use their up-to-date knowledge throughout their courses.

WEBINAR: Building Reasoning and Problem-Solving into Remote Learning

WEBINAR: Building Reasoning and Problem-Solving into Remote Learning

WEBINAR: Building Reasoning and Problem-Solving into Remote Learning

Online

Date

Thursday 28 January

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Time

16:00 to 17:15

Available to VIEW on our BLOG page

Overview

Building Reasoning and Problem-Solving into Remote Learning:

A FREE WEBINAR for the teachers of Sussex led by a team of local leaders of maths education from the Sussex Maths Hub

Would you like to develop your skill set with teaching maths remotely? Are you keen to really engage your pupils with remote lessons that develop their reasoning and problem solving? If so, look no further…because the Sussex Maths Hub would like to invite you to their next free webinar.

We are thrilled to welcome our guest host Gareth Metcalfe, the highly regarded mathematician, author of the fantastic ‘I See Reasoning’ and ‘I See Problem Solving’ e-books, and creator of the inspirational website ‘I See Maths’. Gareth, an NCETM accredited PD lead, has produced a wealth of materials to support primary mathematics and is excited to support teachers with the challenges they face teaching high quality maths remotely.

In this session, a range of techniques will be shared for building reasoning and problem-solving into remote learning activities. We will look at questions that allow children to spot patterns and find different possible answers. Then, we will see how challenges can be adapted, extended and explored in different ways. This will deepen thinking for all children and allow for creative, unique responses. An exciting vision for remote maths learning!

Our Sussex Maths Hub Team will also be on hand to field questions and foster a spirit of true collaboration. Our last webinar on remote learning was very positively received with participants commenting:

“Thank you. This was brilliant and very useful!”

“Very useful. Thank you so much!”

“Thank you! Lots of brilliant ideas and helpful resources.”

“Lots to go away and think about/share.”

So, don’t delay…book you place now, pull up a chair, pour a cup of tea and get ready to be inspired!

 

WEBINAR: Teaching Primary Maths Remotely

WEBINAR: Teaching Primary Maths Remotely

WEBINAR: Teaching Primary Maths Remotely

Online

Date

Thursday 14 January

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Time

16:00, for about an hour

Available to VIEW on our BLOG page

Overview

Teaching Primary Maths Remotely:

A FREE WEBINAR for the teachers of Sussex led by a team of local leaders of maths education from the Sussex Maths Hub

Do you know your loom from your zoom? Are you grappling with Google Classroom, Tapestry, DB primary or Seesaw? Are you using free or premium resources from White Rose? Have you tried narrating a PowerPoint from the NCETM? Have you heard that a play station can be used as a vehicle for remote learning? Are you dabbling with content from the Oak Academy? Maybe you are trying to adapt your regular teaching slides for a virtual audience, including using Maths No Problem or Power Maths? Would you like to find out more about using manipulatives virtually? Maybe you are even having a go at some ‘live’ delivery?

If so, pull up a chair, pour yourself a hot beverage of your choice and join the Sussex Primary Team for an informal ‘teach meet’ style webinar where our team will share their own experiences of switching to remote learning overnight for lockdown ‘3’. It will be a ‘whistle-stop tour’ of colleagues’ real life experiences of ‘going remote’ from a diverse group of schools and settings across Sussex. Our large panel will be ready to do their best to answer your questions and will welcome your feedback and top tips too. At a time of lockdown, collaboration has never been more important.

This session is aimed at everyone involved in teaching primary maths in Sussex including teachers, maths leads and trainees. We will record the session for reference on our website but do hope you can join us for the live event so you can be part of the conversation.