Operating with decimals across the curriculum

Purpose

This four day professional learning is designed to help teachers understand where decimals are referenced in NSW syllabus, understand how the numeracy learning progression provides fine grain detail on the development of decimal place value and operating with decimals and plan for differentiated teaching across the curriculum in light of student's learning needs with regards to decimal place value and operating with decimals.

Who should participate?

This professional learning is designed for teachers (Years 3-8).

Mode of delivery

Face-to-face: Four days over 2 terms with in-between activities

Content

Participants will investigate where students are required to use decimals in a NSW syllabus of participant choice. They will explore the developmental sequence of observable behaviours for using decimals in the 'Quantifying numbers' and 'Operating with decimals' sub elements of the Numeracy learning progression. Teachers will understand pedagogies that deepen student's confidence in using decimals and consider classroom applications.

Day 1: Investigation of where students are required to use decimals in an NSW syllabus of participant choice. Participants will be supported in this process by considering occurrences of the numeracy general capability (if applicable) and verbs within the syllabus. Participants will consider how to use formative assessment to inform their knowledge of student's current skills, knowledge and understanding of decimal place value and operating with decimals.

Day 2: Exploration of the connections between content identified in a syllabus and the 'Quantifying numbers' and 'Operating with decimals' sub elements of the Numeracy learning progression. Participants will explore the pedagogies that will best support student learning of decimal place value and operating with decimals

Day 3: Exploration of how the progressions can be used to monitor student growth in the progression of learning for decimal place value and operating with decimals and consider how the progressions support differentiation to cater for the diverse needs in classrooms.

Day 4: Consideration of next steps for learning based on the student growth they have observed. Participants will plan for how student learning of operating with percentages can be incorporated into existing teaching.

Register via MyPL - individual registration required for each day

Day 1: Operating with decimals across the curriculum day 1 [Course code RG04824]

Day 2: Operating with decimals across the curriculum day 2 [Course code RG05024]

Day 3: Operating with decimals across the curriculum day 3 [Course code RG05060]

Day 4: Operating with decimals across the curriculum day 4 [available soon]

Dates and Location

Metropolitan North

Venue Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4
Ringrose Education Office 8-Aug 12-Sep 24-Oct 21-Nov
Talavera Road Office 3-Sep 4-Sep TBA TBA

For more information, contact Rosemary Daubney
Rosemary.Daubney@det.nsw.edu.au

Metropolitan South

For local events, please contact Martin Lauricella
Martin.Lauricella@det.nsw.edu.au

Regional North

Venue Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4
Tuggerah Office 1-Aug 28-Aug TBA TBA
Adamstown Office 12-Aug TBA TBA TBA

For more information, contact Davina Bowen
Davina.Bowen@det.nsw.edu.au

Regional South

For local events, please contact Renee Gilbert
Renee.Gilbert3@det.nsw.edu.au

Rural North

Venue Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4
Maitland Office 31-Jul TBA TBA TBA
Coffs Harbour Education Office 12-Aug 19-Sep 30-Oct 27-Nov
Moree 13-Aug 12-Sep TBA TBA
Forster Education Office 20-Aug TBA TBA TBA
Murwillumbah Office 21-Aug TBA TBA TBA
Westlawn Public School 22-Aug 18-Sep 28-Oct 28-Nov
Armidale Education Office 29-Aug TBA TBA TBA

For more information, contact Jill Dutton
Jillian.Dutton@det.nsw.edu.au

Rural South and West

Venue Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4
Queanbeyan (Venue TBA) 21-Aug 19-Sep TBA TBA
Wagga Wagga (Venue TBA) 21-Aug 19-Sep TBA TBA

For more information, contact Leone Dewhurst
Leone.Dewhurst@det.nsw.edu.au

NESA Registered Professional Development

Completing 'Operating with decimals across the curriculum' will contribute 26 hours of NESA Registered PD addressing 1.5.2, 2.5.2, 5.4.2, 6.2.2, 6.3.2 and 6.4.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

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