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Start:

October 20 - 03:30 pm

End:

November 3 - 05:00 pm

Click to Register: https://www.eventbrite.co.nz/e/fractional-thinking-online-tickets-370707053777
Organizer

Cognition Education

Website: https://www.eventbrite.co.nz/o/cognition-education-17061575825
Join Cognition Education’s maths experts for a workshop series that explores teaching fractions.

Cognition Education are hosting a set of three after-school, online workshops that focus on building key knowledge and understanding of fractions, proportions and ratios.

These workshops are designed for Primary and Intermediate School Classroom Teachers (and leaders), to develop content knowledge and pedagogical thinking. Participants will develop an understanding of the big ideas of Fractional Thinking and will identify relevant materials, strategies and activities for teaching fractions, proportions and ratios. You can enrol for the full series or come to just the one event for your teaching level. Each workshop will build on the progression of fractional thinking at each year level.

Online Workshop Dates:

Thursday 20th October, 3.30-5pm

For teachers (and leaders) of levels 1-2 . Participants will develop their knowledge and understanding of levels 1-2 of the fractions, proportions and ratios strand of the New Zealand curriculum. Teachers will work through rich tasks focusing on the big ideas that ākonga need to develop using a range of materials and strategies while addressing common misconceptions. The workshops will also explore fractional links within the strands.

Thursday 27th October, 3.30-5pm

For teachers (and leaders) of levels 2-3 . Participants will develop their knowledge and understanding of levels 2-3 of the fractions, proportions and ratios strand of the New Zealand curriculum. Teachers will work through rich tasks focusing on the big ideas that ākonga need to develop using a range of materials and strategies while addressing common misconceptions. The workshops will also explore fractional links within the strands.

Thursday 3rd November, 3.30-5pm

For teachers (and leaders) of levels 3-4 . Participants will develop their knowledge and understanding of levels 3-4 of the fractions, proportions and ratios strand of the New Zealand curriculum. Teachers will work through rich tasks focusing on the big ideas that ākonga need to develop using a range of materials and strategies while addressing common misconceptions. The workshops will also explore fractional links within the strands.

Facilitated by Sarah Thomas and Sonja He

Sarah Thomas

Sarah is based in Nelson and has spent the last four years as an across COL Lead teacher, implementing the Relationships First Programme. Sarah has become a trained Impact Coach, voice collector and leader in the Relationships First space. Now, Sarah is looking to work with more schools across the region to build collective capability and share the Relationships First Mahi.

Sarah is also a skilled mathematician and supports schools with Assessment for Learning and Cultural capability through a Mathematics lens. With years of practical experience in the classroom, Sarah has a great repour with students, teachers, leaders and whanau alike, and can support your school to make sustainable and worthwhile changes.

Sonja He

Sonja joined Cognition as an education consultant in 2022. She is based in Tāmaki Makaurau, Auckland.

Before joining Cognition’s mathematics team, Sonja was a school maths leader and a team leader in an Auckland normal school. Sonja has taught across all year levels in the Primary sector and has extensive experience reviewing and moderating teaching, learning and assessment; and in facilitating workshops, lessons and PLD for teachers and student teachers.

Sonja has a Master of Education (with First Class Honours) from the University of Auckland specialising in developing students’ mathematical identities through science. Her specific expertise lies in developing cross-curriculum approaches to teaching mathematics.

Sonja is committed to developing confident leaders and learners in STEM and to enhancing localised curriculum to develop meaningful mathematical experiences. She has a deep passion for assisting kaiako to accelerate achievement in maths.

Pricing

Credit card and invoice payment options are available.

A booking fee is additional.

Cost $80 per workshop or schools can purchase the series of the three workshops for $225

Cognition Education Mathematics PLD

Cognition Education are leaders in Mathematics PLD in New Zealand. In addition to running Programmes for Students which is specifically designed to accelerate target learners’ achievement, our expert team also deliver Mathematics PLD for thousands of teachers and leaders across NZ.

Read more about our approach to Mathematics teaching and learning here: www.cognitioneducation.co.nz/mathematics-pld/