CPD: Additional Live Sessions

Here is an updated list of all the live CPD sessions that we have going on in the next few weeks.

Sessions that were already publicised but have not yet been delivered are listed in red. 

New sessions not previously listed are in blue.

Session details will be updated on the main Highland CPD site as well as the Digital Hub shortly.

If you have missed any sessions, you can find recordings on the Highland Digital Hub

Session: Diagnostic Assessments Part 2: Review and Q&A
Date: 25.05.20
Time:
Option 1:
11:00 – 11:30/11:45
Option 2: 17:30 – 18:00/18:15

Target Audience: Teachers, PSAs, EYPs.  ELC, Primary, Secondary, ASN
This session is aimed at people who have completed the self-paced online learning course for the diagnostic assessments and focusses on Part 2 of the course – the Knowledge Assessments

Session Aims:

  • Review some of the common issues that occur when undertaking the assessments
  • Review how to support learners to make their next steps in learning based on the assessments
  • Making sense of how the assessments can inform your day to day formative assessments
  • Reviewing how the knowledge assessments and addition and subtraction assessment can be linked to provide a more holistic overview.
  • General Q&A

Session: Using Story Problems to support understanding in Multiplication and Division at Early and First Level
Date: 26.05.20
Time: 14:00 – 15:00

Target Audience: Teachers, PSAs, EYPs.  ELC, Primary, Secondary, ASN

Session Aims:

  • An introduction to using a word problem approach to teaching multiplication and division at Early and First Level
  • Explore the rationale for using word problems to support understanding of multiplication and division
  • Understand the structure of word problems and how you can use this to support planning, teaching and learning including:
    • Multiplication Problems
    • Quotitive Division Problems (Measurement/Grouping)
    • Partitive Division Problems (Sharing)
  • Understand how to overcome common barriers associated with using word problems
  • Understand how differentiation and challenge can be supported through the use of word problems

Notes:
It will be useful if you have familiarised yourself with the attached Teacher Guide on Cognitively Guided Instruction.  This will be on the Digital Hub
This session sits well alongside the introductory sessions to multiplication and division at Early, First and Second Level.  You will get the most out of the session if you have also attended these other sessions.

A second session will be run looking specifically at extending these problems for pupils working at Second Level.

Further sessions will also be run that explore using this approach with addition and subtraction as well as with fractions.

Session: Understanding the properties of multiplication and their application at First Level, Second Level and beyond…
Date: 27.05.20
Time: 14:00 – 15:00

Target Audience: Teachers, PSAs, Primary, Secondary, ASN
Although not directly relevant to ELC staff, EYPs may find this useful to see the progression in learning.

Session Aims:

  • Explore the properties of multiplication including:
    • The Commutative Property
    • The Identity Property
    • The Distributive Property
    • The Associative Property
  • Learn to identify how these fundamental properties underpin the strategies that pupils use to solve multiplication and division problems.
  • Understand how these strategies underpin learning not just at First and Second Level but are fundamental for algebra in Secondary School.

Notes:
This session supports the introductory sessions on multiplication and division at First and Second Level.

Session: An Introduction to Multiplication and Division at Second Level
Date: 28.05.20
Time: 14:00 – 15:00

Target Audience: Teachers, PSAs, EYPs.  ELC, Primary, Secondary, ASN

Session Aims: 

  • Extend understanding about the difference between grouping and sharing.
  • Explore the relationships between multiplication and division.
  • Explore the progression with multiplication and division at First Level including:
    • Use of the area model to support multi-digit multiplication and division and an awareness of how this extends into work at Third Level and beyond the BGE.
    • Supporting understanding of other mental strategies
  • Explore how different concrete materials and visual representations can support understanding.

Notes:
This is the third in a three-part series on An Introduction to Multiplication and Division.  We recommend that to get a better grasp of the progression, you attend all three sessions and not just the level you are currently teaching.

Session: Using Counting Collections in Primary School
Date: 02.06.20
Time: 14:00 – 15:00

Target Audience: Teachers, PSAs, EYPs, ELC, Primary, Secondary, ASN

Session Aims:

  • To explore counting activities for ALL primary children.
  • Revisit the Counting Principles
  • Skip counting with materials
  • Using counting to develop deeper understanding of grouping and place value
  • Linking counting collections to multiplication and division
  • Counting collections of mixed values
  • Counting with decimals and fractions.

Notes:
This session supplements other sessions at Early, First and Second level and connects to a wide variety of areas including counting, addition and subtractions, multiplication and division, fractions and decimals.

Session: Number Patterns and Relationships in Primary School
Date: 03.06.20
Time: 14:00 – 15:00

Target Audience: Teachers, PSAs, EYPs, ELC, Primary, Secondary, ASN

Session Aims:

  • Explore how we can build on children’s natural curiosity around counting and numbers.
  • Explore how we can create opportunities for ALL pupils to notice and wonder about number patterns and relationships.
  • Explore Choral Counting at First and Second Level.
  • To generate ideas for teacher observations to guide our next steps.
  • To support planning of number patterns and relationships.

Notes:
This session supplements other sessions at Early, First and Second level
It is a follow up to the session on Counting Collections.

It connects to a wide variety of areas including counting, addition and subtractions, multiplication and division, fractions and decimals.

Session: Using Story Problems to support understanding in Addition and Subtraction at Early and First Level

Date: 04.06.20
Time: 14:00 – 15:00

Target Audience: Teachers, PSAs, EYPs.  ELC, Primary, Secondary, ASN

Session Aims:

  • An introduction to using a word problem approach to teaching addition and subtraction at Early and First Level
  • Explore the rationale for using word problems to support understanding of addition and subtraction.
  • Understand the structure of word problems and how you can use this to support planning, teaching and learning including:
    • Joining and Separating Problems
    • Part-Part Whole Problems
    • Comparing Problems
  • Understand how to overcome common barriers associated with using word problems
  • Understand how differentiation and challenge can be supported through the use of word problems

Notes:
It will be useful if you have familiarised yourself with the attached Teacher Guide on Cognitively Guided Instruction.  This will be on the Digital Hub
This session sits well alongside the sessions on:

  • Counting Collections
  • Number Patterns and Relationships
  • Story Problems for Multiplication and Division

A second session will be run looking specifically at extending these problems for pupils working at Second Level.
Further sessions will also be run that explore using this approach with fractions.

Session: An Introduction to Measure in Primary School
Date: 08.06.20
Time: 14:00 – 15:00

Target Audience:
Teachers, PSAs, EYPs.  ELC, Primary, Secondary, ASN

Session Aims:

  • Develop an introductory awareness of how children build up an understanding of measure from birth to the end of primary school
  • To explore length as an attribute in further detail
  • To make links to other areas of the mathematics curriculum
  • To explore some practical activities that could be used to further pupils understanding

Session: Making Sense of Fractions through Equal Sharing Problems at Early, First, Second and Third Level
Date: 09.06.20
Time: 14:00 – 15:00

Target Audience: Teachers, PSAs, EYPs.  ELC, Primary, Secondary, ASN
Session Aims:

  • An overview of some of the difficulties pupils might experience with fractions.
  • Explore how equal sharing problems can support pupil understanding of fractions even with pupils at Early Level.
  • Understand the progression in strategies that pupils may use to solve equal sharing problems involving fractions.
  • Understand how these problems can be tailored to explore other concepts in fractions such as:
    • Comparing size of fractions
    • Developing a measurement concept of fractions
    • Equivalence
    • Mixed numbers and improper fractions
    • Addition and subtraction of fractions

Notes:
This session will be part of a wider series of sessions on fractions.
You may find it useful to have attended previous session on using story problems to make sense of multiplication and division and addition and subtraction.

Session: Using Story Problems to support understanding in Multiplication and Division AND Addition and Subtraction at Second Level
Date: 10.06.20
Time: 14:00 – 15:00

Target Audience: Teachers, PSAs, Primary, Secondary, ASN
Although not directly relevant to ELC staff, EYPs may find this useful to see the progression in learning.

Session Aims:

  • A review of the different word problem types.
  • A review of the underlying structure of the problem types:
    • Joining and Separating
    • Part-Part Whole
    • Comparing
    • Multiplication
    • Quotitive Division
    • Partitive Division
  • Extending the word problems to support learning at Second Level including multi-step word problems

Notes:
It will be useful if you have familiarised yourself with the attached Teacher Guide on Cognitively Guided Instruction. This will be on the Digital Hub
This session builds on the two sessions already presented at Early and First Level:

  • Using Story Problems to support understanding in Multiplication and Division at Early and First Level
  • Using Story Problems to support understanding in Addition and Subtraction at Early and First Level

The session will make most sense if you have attended these sessions.
The sessions will explore the use of strategies explored in other sessions but in the context of word problems.

Session: Making Sense of Factors, Multiples and Primes
Date: 11.06.20
Time: 14:00 – 15:00

Target Audience: Teachers, PSAs, Primary, Secondary, ASN
Although not directly relevant to ELC staff, EYPs may find this useful to see the progression in learning.

Session Aims:

  • Reviewing the importance of language and the use of graphic organisers such as Frayer Models
  • Using concrete materials to support conceptual understanding of multiples, factors and primes.
  • Exploring connections to other areas of the mathematics curriculum to support understanding of multiples, factors and primes.

Notes:
This session builds on the sessions relating to multiplication and division as well as the Language of Maths.
The session will make most sense if you have attended these sessions.

 

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