21st Century Toolbox for the Maths Classroom

Amy Birungi
Unpack 21st C learning with the 4 Cs - creativity, communication, collaboration & critical thinking. High, low & no-tech strategies, resources aligned to the new maths ...
Target Audience
This course would be most suitable for teachers of years 7-10 mathematics.
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General Description

This one day course unpacks the concept of 21st century learning and outlines teaching strategies that can be used to create a 21st century learning environment. Focusing on the 4 Cs of creativity, communication, collaboration and critical thinking, teachers will go away with resources aligned to the new mathematics curriculum and strategies for transforming existing tasks to suit 21st century learners.

Audience

This course would be most suitable for teachers of years 7-10 mathematics.

Available Delivery Formats

This course contributes to 5.0 professional development hours.

Occurrences

There are no occurrences of Face to Face - Individual in Australia (NSW) at this time.

Sessions

Lo-tech strategies

1 hour

The strategies presented in this session demonstrate how the four c’s can be addressed in an environment where there is not a device for every student. Strategies will be presented from each of the three strands in the mathematics curriculum

21st century learning

1 hour

Lots of people are talking about 21st century learning – but what does it really mean? The aim of this session is to define 21st century learning and introduce the 4 c’s – creativity, communication, collaboration and critical thinking – skills that most commonly appear in discussions of 21st century learning. While technology can enable the learning if these skills it is not necessary as demonstrated in the following 3 sections.

Bringing existing tasks into the 21st century

1 hour

Following a demonstration, teachers will have the opportunity to take a task and collaborate with their colleagues to transform it in line with 21st century learning principles.

No-tech strategies

1 hour

The strategies presented in this session demonstrate how the four c’s can be addressed without ICT. Strategies will be presented from each of the three strands in the mathematics curriculum

Hi-tech strategies

1 hour

The strategies presented in this session demonstrate how the four c’s can be addressed in a 1:1 device environment. Strategies will be presented from each of the three strands in the mathematics curriculum.

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About the team


Amy Birungi

Creator

Amy is the head of the mathematics department at a comprehensive secondary school in western Sydney. She has a PhD and Masters in Education.

Amy started her career in education in Uganda where she founded an organisation to help young people acquire vocational and entrepreneurial skills and to support them in establishing income generating activities. For the past decade she has worked in a range of schools in Sydney where she has developed a particular interest in helping students become responsible 21st century citizens.