Leading secondary numeracy

Purpose

This five day face-to-face workshop supports numeracy leaders in secondary schools to lead whole school numeracy initiatives aimed at improving student numeracy outcomes. The project uses a cycle of teacher inquiry to promote more effective teacher practice.

The course will help develop skills in leading whole-school change and in building the capacity of other teachers through commitment to common goals and lead collaborative inquiry into the numeracy needs of students and targeted professional learning on evidence-based pedagogies that support improve student numeracy outcomes.

Who should participate?

This professional learning is designed for numeracy leaders (years 7-10).

Mode of delivery

Five face-to-face days over 4 terms (commencing Term 2, 2019) with in-school tasks supported by Literacy and Numeracy Strategy Advisors

Content

Participants will focus on key inquiry questions:

  • What knowledge and skills do our teachers and students need to meet important goals?
  • What knowledge and skills do we as leaders need to meet the needs of our teachers and students?
  • What has been the impact of our changed actions on outcomes we value for our teachers and students?

This inquiry is combined with processes for deepening leadership knowledge, refining leadership skills and engaging teachers and students in new learning experiences. (Timperley, 2011).

Session 1 - Creation of a case for change

Session 2: Building leadership knowledge and skills to meet teacher and student needs

Session 3: Building teacher knowledge and skills to meet a whole school priority for change

Session 4: Building student knowledge and skills to personalised learning needs

Session 5: Reflection on impact

Contact

If you have any questions, please contact: literacy.numeracy@det.nsw.edu.au

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