12 June – 16 June 2017
It has been an eventful week at the WRMH HQ, with a new addition to the team, final changes to our schemes of learning, a ‘teach meet’, news regarding our Japanese ‘Lesson study’ and plenty of great training being delivered by the team!
The Maths Hub team were busy adding the final touches to our new schemes of learning this week. These popular resources are part of the WRMH primary and secondary curriculum plan, which supports ‘Teaching for Mastery’. The new schemes will be shared through the TES website, and are set to launch next Tuesday, so watch out for these!
Stephanie and Corinne delivered a CPD session today at a Secondary school. They worked through a series of rich tasks that the school are going to use as part of Jo Boaler’s week of inspirational maths. You can access these fabulous resources and mind-set videos here https://www.youcubed.org/week-of-inspirational-math/.
For anyone considering teaching ‘Core Maths’ at A level, the White Rose Maths Hub is one of the organisations which will be offering free CPD sessions this year. The WRMH/Trinity Teaching School Alliance CPD course will be taking place over nine months, beginning in November 2017. To sign up or find out more about the wide range of CPD training we offer, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Some exciting news this week – those who have been following Paul’s blog regarding his maths visit to Tokyo in 2016 will know that the WRMH is trying out ‘Japanese Lesson Study’, a unique method for teacher development. We are therefore offering a free hour-long workshop to provide further information on this powerful approach, such as how it has been used in one of our partner schools, and how it can potentially be trialled in your school. The workshop will be taking place on Wednesday 5 July, from 4-5pm. A total of 20 places are available for this workshop, though delegates are welcome to join our waiting list in case of any cancellations. To book, or find out more about this event please click here.
Stephanie was busy running a Pythagoras and Trigonometry CPD twilight session – the delegates had a great time developing their knowledge on Geometric and algebraic proof, as well as finding out more about using sine and cosine rules in the classroom.
Caroline had a fantastic time attending the Maths Primary Initiative Teach Meet in Burnley today. Delegates were particularly excited to find out that they would be getting a sneak preview of our updated schemes! Here are a couple of photos of Caroline at the event, explaining the changes made to our new schemes:
Paul, and Stephanie delivered a Bar Modelling full day course on Friday – the Maths Hub team were thrilled to be joined by teachers from the Scottish Highlands, Cyprus, and Romania at the session! The team also received some superb feedback from delegates at the end of the session. Take a look at some of the photos from the Bar Modelling training:
Our ‘Bar Modelling: Deeper Learning’ course explores how to use Bar Modelling as a bridge between concrete and abstract methods, and gives delegates the skills and confidence to compose their own bar models. Our next ‘Bar Modelling: Deeper Learning’ full day course has sold out for Wednesday 21 June, but places are still available for our next date on Friday 14 July. To find out more or book your place, click here.
In other news, we have another new starter at the hub. Mary-Kate Connolly has joined the Secondary team from across the border in Lancashire! She has fitted straight into the team and in her first week has written an astonishing 100 diagnostic questions for Year 7. These will be available for every objective from September.
Welcome Mary- Kate