Upcoming CPD

There are a few upcoming CPD courses that people may be interested in if you don’t already know about them.

HNP: An introduction to assessing, planning and teaching in numeracy (full details below)
Date:
20th February 2019 (in-service day)
Time:
9:30-3:30
Location:
Inverness – Inshes Primary School

Using concrete materials effectively to support conceptual understanding at Early and First Level (details below)
Date: 12th February 2019
Time: 4pm-6pm
Location: Inverness – Inverness Royal Academy

Using concrete materials effectively to support conceptual understanding at First and Second Level (details below)
Date: 21st February 2019
Time: 4pm-6pm
Location: Inverness – Inverness Royal Academy

Details:

HNP: An introduction to assessing, planning and teaching in numeracy
This course will be a useful introduction to anyone who has not had training using the diagnostic assessments or the Highland Numeracy Progression.  It would also be useful for individuals who are new to schools who have already received a lot of training and they have not had the opportunity themselves.
Main areas to be covered include:

  • Exploring the difference between knowledge and strategy
  • Using the diagnostic assessments and understanding the stages of thinking in numeracy
  • Understanding the ‘Teaching Model’ to support conceptual understanding.
  • Hands on ideas to support teaching at Early, First and Second Level.

Spaces are limited to a maximum of 2 teachers per school (but please contact me if you wish to put more staff on)

Using concrete materials effectively to support conceptual understanding

Both courses (Early/First and First/Second) were originally put out to probationers but would be relevant to any staff who want more CPD in these areas.  There are still spaces on both courses so they are being opened up to staff other than probationers.

Main content will include:

  • Ideas involving a range of concrete materials will be covered so there will be options for all regardless of the concrete materials your school has.
    Concrete materials include: cubes, counters, tens frames, straws, Dienes equipment, Cuisenaire rods, Numicon, Decimats, animal strips, fraction towers, Rekenreks, abacus etc.
  • Ideas for using digital versions of these hands on materials will also be shared.
  • Choice of material based on targeted strategy and number range will be explored.

The cut off date on the CPD calendar is today for the course on 12th February but there are still spaces so if you wish to sign up after the cut off date, that will be fine.

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