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International conference - teaching problem solving in technology rich environments

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Come and join us to develop new skills, reflect on practice, network with local and international colleagues and build confidence and capacity for the year ahead.

When: 20 August 2019.  Registration will begin at 9:00am with tea/coffee and scones available on arrival.  Lunch will be provided.  The conference will finish at 3:30pm.

Where: Bangor Academy and Sixth Form College will host the event on behalf of the European partnership.

Who should attend: 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 Clarke 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.

 A choice of 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 will explore a wide range of practical approaches, resources and research directly related to classroom practice.  The seminars will be 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.  This is an opportunity not to be missed.

Registration for this event will open shortly. For further information, please contact Jill Brown, Partnership coordinator jill.brown@csscni.org.uk or telephone 028 9031 3030