The linear A level requires that the use of technology ‘permeates’ the study of mathematics. This Work Group, run in partnership with the Advanced Maths Support Programme (AMSP), will explore practical approaches for integrating technology in the A level Mathematics (or Further Mathematics) curriculum. Participants will explore where, when and how to use technology to enhance students’ learning, understanding and experience, and will develop their own technology skills. The underlying theme of each Work Group is to develop participants as technology champions in their own departments.
Who is this for?
Teachers of A level Mathematics and Further Mathematics or Core Maths, and especially those wishing to develop the use of technology in A level teaching with others in their department. This project is not designed to focus on developing new technology skills for beginners from scratch.
What is involved?
Through three face-to-face Work Group meetings, participating teachers will develop their practice to further embed the appropriate and effective use of technology in the study of the linear A level Mathematics, and to champion the use of technology within their own mathematics department.
Participant teachers will increase their confidence to further develop their own technology skills and further embed the appropriate and effective use of technology in their lessons. Colleagues in the participant teachers’ schools will benefit from this increased confidence and knowledge through the technology champion role.
The opportunities to use technology within CPD for maths teachers at participant schools will also be enhanced through the technology champion role. As a result of these developments, students in participant schools will, through increased and improved use of technology, develop improved conceptual understanding and engagement with mathematics.
Expectations of participants and their schools
Attend 3 half days of workshops with other practitioners on the programme
Carry out independent study and setting-based work including gap tasks
Contribute to online discussion as part of a professional community
Complete Work Group Evaluation
This programme is provided at no cost to the school.
Dates and Venue
12th November 2019 09.30 – 15.00
3rd December 2019 09.30 – 12.00 (Optional 16-19 Network meeting will follow this 13.00 – 16.00)
25th February 2020 09.30 – 12.00 (Optional 16-19 Network meeting will follow this 13.00 – 16.00)
Sacred Heart Catholic High School, Fenham Hall Dr, Newcastle upon Tyne NE4 9YH
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