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 (Course code RG05444)

Dates and Location

Metropolitan North

Venue Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4
Talavera Road Education Office 3 Sep 19 4 Sep 19 TBC TBC
Ringrose Education Office 27 May TBC TBC TBC

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 Education Office 12 May 29 May 22 Jun TBA
Tuggerah Education Office 28 May 2 Jul 27 Aug 23 Oct

For more information, contact Vicki York
vicki.york@det.nsw.edu.au

or Christine Reilly
Christine.Glennhed@det.nsw.edu.au

Regional South

For more information, contact Giselle Coltman
Giselle.Coltman@det.nsw.edu.au

Rural North

Venue Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4
Forster Education Office 20 Aug 19 TBA TBA TBA
Hastings Secondary College Westport Campus 6 Nov 19 4 Dec 19 TBA TBA
Coffs Harbour Education Office 17 Feb 16 Mar 18 May 9 Jun
Armidale Education Office 24 Mar 19 May TBA TBA
Tamworth Education Office 6 May 10 Jun 29 Jul TBA

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

or Lynne-Maree Hugginson
lynne-maree.hugginson@det.nsw.edu.au

Rural South and West

Venue Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4
Wagga Wagga Education Office 27 Feb 20 Mar 5 May 4 Jun

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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