International conference - teaching problem solving in technology rich environments
Local maths teachers joined us to develop new skills, reflect on practice, network with local and international colleagues and build confidence and capacity for the year ahead. Read news story about international conference.
When: 20 August 2019.
Where: Bangor Academy and Sixth Form College will host the event on behalf of the European partnership.
Attendees: Teachers of mathematics at Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 3.
Keynote addresses will consider the topics of:
- Why should we teach problem solving?
- How can technology support the teaching and learning of problem solving?
Keynote speakers will include:
- Dr Alison Clark Wilson, former teacher who works as a Principal Research Lead for ERDF-funded EDUCATE Project at UCL Knowledge Lab, UCL Institute of Education. Alison’s research interests concern school mathematics education in general but in particular: design and use of mathematical digital technologies; the related professional development experiences for teachers; and the impact of such technologies on mathematical thinking.
- Mr Raymond Caldwell, Education and Training Inspectorate, Assistant Chief Inspector for Early Years, Primary, and Post Primary.
Professional learning seminars will include:
- Problem-solving approaches
- Using GeoGebra to enrich problem solving
- Using technology to present a problem-solving activity
- Using technologies to develop problem-solving activities
- Teaching problem solving in technology rich environments
These interactive seminars explored a wide range of practical approaches, resources and research directly related to classroom practice. The seminars were led by the international partners of the Erasmus+ project. Opportunities to explore innovative practice, new resources and proven strategies to enhance teaching and learning of problem solving in mathematics are limited in Northern Ireland.
For further information, please contact Jill Brown, Partnership coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 028 9031 3030