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;
  • 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 of decimal place value and operating with decimals across the curriculum based on student's learning needs.

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 August 12 September 24 October 21 November 
Talavera Road Office 3 September 4 September TBA TBA

For more information, contact Michael Myerscough
Michael.Myerscough@det.nsw.edu.au

Metropolitan South

For local events, please contact Sherrie Meyers
Sherrie.Meyers@det.nsw.edu.au

Regional North

Venue Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4
Adamstown Office 12 August 10 September TBA TBA

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

Regional South

For local events, please contact Sherrie Meyers
Sherrie.Meyers@det.nsw.edu.au

Rural North

Venue Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4
Coffs Harbour Education Office 12 August 19 September 30 October 27 November
Forster Education Office 20 August TBA TBA TBA
Murwillumbah Office 21 August 20 September 1 November TBA
Westlawn Public School 22 August 18 September 28 October 28 November
Armidale Education Office 11 September 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 August 19 September TBA TBA
Wagga Wagga (Venue TBA) 21 August 19 September TBA TBA
Sunshine Bay Public School 27 August 17 September 30 October TBA

For more information, contact Kerrie Vogele (South) - Kerrie.Vogele@det.nsw.edu.au or Leone Dewhurst (West)- 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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