- Do you have an idea of how to improve an aspect of math’s practice?
- Do you feel you should be more confident about a particular aspect of maths?
- Do you want to learn from another teacher how they portray a concept?
- Do you want to try out an aspect of the new KS2 or GCSE curriculum?
The Hub is funding the time for Self-directed Collaborative CPD work groups
- You choose a focus (suggestions below) and agree it with two colleagues from two other schools.
- You choose a catalyst that your school funds – could be a course, book, article, software, resource, etc.
- With our support you plan a CPD pattern, like a lesson study (or trio), that enables your group to try out implications from the catalyst and evaluate what happens.
- There could be more than one cycle.
- The presentation may be a report or may be a presentation at a showcase event.
Please contact Gilly Warr if you are interested or you just want to find out more, firstname.lastname@example.org
Some suggestions for a focus for collaborative CPD:
- How can manipulative’s be used effectively in the development in understanding of fractions?
- Effective use of language to promote deeper thinking
- Does the use by students of dynamic geometry software make for more effective teaching of circle theorems?
- Does working collaboratively with students of a fixed mindset enable them to make better progress with problem solving?
- How can variation theory be applied to teaching times-tables?
- How to tackle simultaneous equations with Foundation level students
Suggestions for a catalyst to “kick-start” a project:
- Training with numicon
- A Numbers Counts course
- Training with cuisenaire rods
- A subject knowledge enhancement course
- Training with Geogebra
- Training with Autograph
- The book “Bounce” by Matthew Syed
- The book “The elephant in the classroom” by Jo Boaler
- The work of Carol Dweck on growth mindsets
- Training units for the new national curriculum on NCETM
- Challenges of the new GCSE syllabus