Dr Ange Rogers and Dr Bern Long
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Dr Ange Rogers and Dr Bern Long are passionate teachers, leaders and researchers in maths education. They would love to share their knowledge with you through the Simply Maths Professional Development Sessions.
Our PD Days...
Our PD days take teachers through research-based, classroom ready content. You have the opportunity to choose a break-out session, analyse your own class assessment samples and you walk away with a workbook full of resources. Find out more by watching this video and reading below...
Each Simply Maths PD includes a 30-40 minute break-out session for F-2 and 3-6 teachers. In this session Bern and Ange lead one break-out group each introducing resources/activities specific to each cohort.
In preparation for each PD day, classroom teachers will be asked to bring along assessment samples from their class. The assessment tasks are provided by us and will be analysed throughout the day. This enables teachers to immediately apply their learnings from the day into their own classroom.
HIGH QUALITY WORKBOOK
Each teacher will receive a workbook full of the resources Ange and Bern present at the PD. This is an invaluable resource for teachers as they return to their classroom to implement their learnings.
Developing a Whole School Approach to...
In 2024 we are offering five stand alone PD days that will take place in Melbourne (Essendon).
We strongly believe approaches to pedagogy are most successful when implemented across the whole school. Thus our sessions focus on "Developing a Whole School Approach" to the following content:
This PD provides an opportunity for classroom teachers to fully explore the teaching and learning of place value from Foundation-Year 6. The day will present teachers with the latest research-based evidence to assist them to better identify and overcome common student place value misconceptions.
ADDITION & SUBTRACTION
This PD provides an opportunity for F-6 classroom teachers to develop an in-depth knowledge of the teaching and learning of addition and subtraction mental computation strategies. We explore a coherent, structured program to follow as you introduce mental computation.
Problem solving involves so much more than being able to complete a 'worded problem'. This day focuses on looking at how a student’s mindset can affect their learning. We explore various types of teaching tasks/activities that encourage students to become deep thinking problem solvers.
MULTIPLICATION & DIVISION
The intention of this PD is to provide an opportunity for classroom teachers to develop an in-depth knowledge of the teaching and learning of multiplication and division from Years F-6. Ideas on how to implement a whole school approach will be explored as well as an investigation into how and when to introduce mental computation strategies.
FRACTIONS & DECIMALS
Fractions and Decimals are one of the most challenging areas of the mathematics curriculum for many students and teachers- but it doesn’t have to be this way! Ange and Bern have developed this day to share their knowledge on the current research associated with the teaching and learning of fractions and decimals.
Rhiannon K-Numeracy Leader
Excellent day- very informative from a teaching point of view and great info that can be taken back to staff and students to improve teaching and learning.
Karen H- Year 1 Teacher
Thank you for the interesting and informative day. It is wonderful when we can take activities and knowledge straight back to the classroom and apply it the next day.
Clare D- Numeracy Leader
Practical, knowledgeable and passionate presenters. So easy to listen to! Thanks Ladies!
Brooke- Year 3/4 Teacher
Great to have the opportunity to trial games/activities and use and evaluate materials. Excellent, confident presentations-great ideas.
Matt- Year 5/6 Teacher
The way you link current research and practice is amazing. You have tried all these activities/approaches and speak from your experience- fantastic!
Colleen- Deputy Principal
We will be sending more teachers next year! These are wonderful PD’s!