I am pleased to be sending out my first MAVlist as the new CEO of MAV. I would like to thank Sally Turnbull for her thoughtful and helpful handover. Those who have met Sally would know she has done a great job in supporting the MAV staff and initiatives prior to my starting.
There are a number of important events going on that I want to remind you about before the holidays kick in. Please especially take note of the following three items below:
I look forward to supporting the future of Maths education, and meeting many of you as the year progresses, especially at the annual conference. Enjoy your well-deserved holidays!
As part of one of our projects in collaboration with the Department of Education, we are looking at what software is used in your school for teaching maths. Please spare a few minutes to take our short survey to let us know what is used in your school.
TEAMP ~ supporting the teaching of mathematics and English
Monday 10th October 2016, 9.00am – 3.30pm
Venue: Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI), Federation Square, Flinders Street, Melbourne
Spring into TEAMP Day provides an opportunity for teachers to learn from education leaders and experts face-to-face or online in a range of high quality professional learning and is a great way to create relevant resources to engage teachers of English and mathematics. The MAV is delighted to be working with ACMI for this event, and to have the support of the Australian Literacy Educators Association (ALEA).
Learn more and Register at www.springinto.teamp.vic.edu.au
The TEAMP project aims to provide support for primary teachers to access online networks and activities that support the quality teaching of English and mathematics in the context of schools’ implementation of the Victorian Curriculum, and Victorian Early Years Learning Framework.
All recordings and resources from this event will be available on the TEAMP community website http://www.teamp.vic.edu.au/
For full details and registration, visit the Spring into TEAMP website.
Cost: $180 members, $200 non-members, online participants free.
National Numeracy Ambassador, Simon Pampena
Start the Victorian Maths Challenge NOW!
The MAV are pleased to support the Victorian Government’s VicSTEM initiative, the Victorian Maths Challenge. We are looking for schools and their parents who wish to be participate in a number of Maths Challenges from mid-October to mid-November this year. The Challenge has been designed for primary and secondary school families with outreach to metropolitan, regional and rural locations.MAV will help facilitate Family Maths Nights, Career and Information Evenings during this period as well as support families exploring each of the challenges. Get your school community excited about the fun ways to solve problems. Capture what you discover with a video, photo, diagram or story. You can even share your findings by submitting to the Maths Challenge website vmc.global2.vic.edu.au
This year, the Victorian Maths Challenge is open until 29 November 2016
Contact MAV email@example.com to get involved and receive your Maths Challenge School Pack.
4. VCE Revision Lectures are open now for bookings! These are held at a variety of different locations in 2016, including Glen Waverley, Mt Eliza (new for 2016), Caroline Springs, Sale, Horsham, Wangaratta and Warrnambool. Book online at the MAV website.
Solutions to the Sample Papers released by VCAA earlier this year are now on sale to purchase from the MAV Shop.
Our expert Maths Education Consultants have been working with a number of schools in 2016 with great success; measuring improvements in NAPLAN results, changing approaches to teaching and learning, and improving engagement in numeracy. We can customise a program to meet your school’s specific needs. Email Jen Bowden firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
7. MAV Professional Learning Term 3 & 4 2016
We still have a number of professional learning sessions to come! Working Mathematically, Early Years, Online Learning, Coding? The following sessions will be held at the MAV throughout Term 4.
Join Jim Spithill and Dave Tout for an afternoon workshop exploring how “Big Ideas” thinking connects to mathematics, curriculum and practice; from a global level down to individual school perspectives. Time will be spent unpacking what the Big Ideas are from a top down and bottom up approach and the implications this perspective has on schools, teachers and our students.
Thursday 27th October, 1.00 – 5.00pm, Cliveden, Brunswick
Cost: Members, $120, Non-members, $145.
Hold the date: Registration will soon be open.
1-2 December, La Trobe University, Bundoora.
Stay tuned for more information.