Miller Technology High School - text explanation of sample 2

This is a page from the Evidence Set submitted by Miller High School. It shows 9 pieces of evidence linked to four different boxes that include annotations. The page heading is Parent Numeracy Workshop 3.5.

School staff have written an annotation for two pieces of evidence which is included here:

Annotation 3.5.1: Numeracy workshop presentation

This evidence displays the Numeracy Workshop Presentation. It involves teaching parents numeracy strategies that they could use to support their child at home. Parents were informed about how the whole school was utilising RINSE with every student. This information was provided to parents in a folder to take home. The workshop showed parents how they can help their children overcome maths anxiety and in addition how they can encourage a growth mindset in their children. Support was provided for guardians who required an Arabic translator.

This annotation is linked with arrows to two pieces of evidence. The first is a box including 6 screenshots showing slides from a PowerPoint presentation, some of the headings of these slides are 'Learning Goals', '8 Ways to Conquer Maths Anxiety', 'Outline of today's workshop', 'Growth v Fixed Mindset' and 'What is growth mindset'. A second box contains a screenshot from a PowerPoint presentation with the heading 'Maths Anxiety?'

School staff have written an annotation for two pieces of evidence which is included here:

Annotation 3.5.2: Parent attendance

Approximately 40 parents attended the numeracy workshops. Parents were involved in learning about strategies and a whole school approach to using the RINSE process.

This annotation is linked with arrows to two photographs. One shows five parents sitting at a table with many different coloured pieces of paper on it. They are looking towards a presenter at the front of the room. A projector screen with an image is behind the presenter. The second photograph shows nine parents sitting around three different tables with writing equipment and paper on each table. Four of the parents are holding information sheets.

School staff have written an annotation for four pieces of evidence which is included here:

Annotation 3.5.3: Promoting the numeracy workshop to parents

The workshop was promoted to parents in a number of ways. This included a brochure, text message and a letter that was translated into Arabic. Additionally, on the school Facebook page a flyer was posted and also handed out to students. Numeracy team members called parents and invited them personally. In regard to the initial workshop held in 2018, it was important for parents to have an overview of the workshop before they attended. Parents feedback has been taken into account. It was suggested that additional workshops would build their confidence in numeracy and as a result will benefit their child.

This annotation is linked with arrows to 4 pieces of evidence which include a brochure for a Numeracy parent workshop; an example of a letter in English and Arabic; a Facebook post about a numeracy workshop for parents; and a text message to a parent.

School staff have written an annotation for a piece of evidence which is included here:

Annotation 3.5.4: Parent Feedback

Parents were surveyed at the end of the workshop to gather feedback. All parents indicated that they felt much more confident supporting their child with numeracy. A number of parents suggested that additional workshops could build their own confidence in numeracy. As a result later workshops included sessions on using a calculator and working numerically.

This annotation is linked with arrows to a box containing copies of two surveys which have been completed by parents who attended the numeracy parent workshop.

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