Teaching Number in the Junior Classes (Infants- Second)
DATE: Tuesdays - 3rd, 17th October & 7th November 2023
TIME: 7pm to 8pm
A professional learning community involves teachers working together in a collaborative, interactive and ongoing way in order to improve teacher practice and outcomes for students. The teachers presenting this series of workshops have been working together to explore the teaching of number in the context of the new curriculum. Across these three online meetings, they will share their experiences and will encourage teachers to try out ideas in their own classrooms and discuss their successes and challenges in follow-up meetings.
Presenters will explore (i) how to develop number sense using counting games, problems and modelling; (ii) how to approach the teaching of addition and subtraction. They will share classroom examples and make connections to the content and recommended pedagogies of the new curriculum, including playful approaches, as appropriate.
Rachel Brennan is a primary school teacher in Harold’s Cross ETNS. Rachel completed a Masters in Education in Teaching and Learning where her research focused on children’s use of representations and reasoning in number tasks. Rachel lectures part time on the Bachelor of Education programme in Dublin City University.
Elaine Dillon is a Senior Infant teacher and Assistant Principal in Bishop Shanahan NS, Dublin 6W. Elaine completed a Masters in Education and focused her research on developing children's mathematical thinking during playful moments. Elaine has a keen interest in creating rich mathematical experiences in classrooms.
Josephine Fitzgerald is a primary school teacher and Assistant Principal in Duleek Girls National School. Josephine has a keen interest in rich mathematical tasks and developing students’ number sense. Josephine completed a Masters in Education specialising in Mathematics and lectures part time on the Bachelor of Education programme in Dublin City University.
Sinéad McGill is a primary school teacher in St. Joseph’s NS in Dundalk. She has completed a Masters in Education specialising in Mathematics. Sinéad has a keen interest in the teaching of number in the junior classroom.
Orla Ryan is a Junior Infant teacher and Assistant Principal in Scoil Carmel JNS, Firhouse where she is Maths Coordinator. She completed a Masters in Language Education and has a keen interest in learning through play.
Sophie Roche is a primary school teacher in Scoil Mhuire Junior in Dublin 15. Sophie completed a specialism in Mathematics Education as part of her Bachelor of Education Degree in Dublin City University. Sophie has a keen interest in classroom discourse and the use of rich tasks in mathematics lessons in the junior classroom.
|Course date||03-10-2023 7:00 pm|
|End Date||07-11-2023 8:00 pm|
|Tutor - Speaker||Maths4All|
|Location||Online via Zoom|
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