Pupils from Kilcooley Primary School highlight their problem solving skills

Problem solving conference for teachers

An international conference focused on problem solving in technology rich environments is being hosted by the Controlled Schools’ Support Council on 20 August 2019 in Bangor Academy and Sixth Form College.

Aimed at Key Stage 2 and 3 teachers in controlled schools, the conference will explore why we should teach problem solving and how using technology can support it.

Jill Brown, School Support Officer for CSSC said,

“I am delighted that Dr Alison Clark Wilson, Principal Research Lead for ERDF-funded EDUCATE Project at UCL Knowledge Lab, UCL Institute of Education, will deliver a keynote speech.  She will share a wealth of knowledge with us including the impact of technologies on mathematical thinking.

“Our second keynote will be delivered by Raymond Caldwell, Education and Training Inspectorate, Assistant Chief Inspector for Early Years, Primary, and Post Primary.

“Teachers at the conference will also participate in professional learning seminars led by the international partners of CSSC’s Erasmus+ project. 

“An opportunity not to be missed, delegates will explore innovative practice, new resources and proven strategies to enhance teaching and learning of problem solving in mathematics.”

The conference is the final event of CSSC’s 140,000euro Erasmus+ project that began in September 2017.  

Kilcooley Primary School and Bangor Academy and Sixth Form College were part of the collaboration that included Learning Link Scotland, Trinity College Dublin, University College Capital Denmark, and Finnish partner Vamia.

Further information is available at https://www.csscni.org.uk/erasmus/international-conference-teaching-problem-solving-in-technology-rich-environments.


25 June 2019