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Sharing Edition - West Midlands Meeting 16:00-16:30, Weds 6th Oct
Please forward this edition to the line manager for your Maths department. Thank you.
Teachers, Maths Leaders and Line Managers of Maths Departments are invited to book hereto join our collaborative West Midlands meeting on Wednesday about funded opportunities for secondary maths teams, including the chance to ask questions. If the Maths subject leader is unavailable, we recommend that the line manager for maths should attend, although both are welcome.
Early Career Teachers (ECTs) - Multiplicative Reasoning
Our online Work Group exclusively for secondary Early Career Teachers (first two years of teaching) is confirmed to start on Monday 29th November. The focus on Multiplicative Reasoning will support development of deeper understanding and connections for a topic that underpins around 80% of GCSE Foundation Tier. Making these connections explicit for children will help to reduce cognitive overload, seeing maths as 'not having much to remember' rather than 'it's difficult because there's too much to remember'. Encourage all ECTs in your department to book now to secure their place.
Developing A Level Maths Pedagogy to support COVID recovery
Book now to join this A Level Work Group, taking place over four Wednesday afternoons, starting in December.
Years 5-8 Continuity Work Groups
These Work Groups, in Hereford, Shrewsbury and Wolverhampton, enable Primary and Secondary colleagues to work collaboratively with a focus on pre-symbolic algebraic thinking and the new Checkpoints activities. Much of the excellent collaboration between schools has suffered over the past two years, so these Work Groups offers a chance to rekindle positive relationships.
Schools in the SHaW region that took part in the Multiplicative Reasoning version previously are encouraged to work together again using the enlightening new algebraic thinking materials. The lessons have been developed with the expertise of Dietmar Küchemann, who was also instrumental in developing many of the materials in the Multiplicative Reasoning project.
Although SKTM for non-specialists has already started, we can accept new bookings, having recorded the first online workshop so that any late starters may catch up to join.
Book now for Telford(0930-1515) or Online (1345-1700).
Opportunities for 2021-22
All of the following are online except where noted: