Participating in the Work Group is intended to provide the following benefits to participant schools:
- Knowledge of where, when and how to use technology to enhance students’ understanding/learning/experience.
- Confidence and competence to use a range of applications of technology within their classroom.
- Confidence to develop technology skills and further embed the appropriate and effective use of technology.
- Teachers will leave each session with new lessons created using technology to implement into their teaching schemes.
This project is designed to support the demands of the new A-level.
- There is a range of currently available mathematics teacher PD around specific technology skill development and application to teaching but little evidence of sustainable, widespread embedding of technology in teaching and learning in all A level mathematics classrooms.
- Ofsted: Made to measure: ‘’ Practical resources were particularly underexploited in the secondary schools’’, ‘’ ICT was rarely used for mathematical modelling. In this example, Year 10 pupils had thrown a basketball in the sports hall, photographed the ball’s path, and used software to fit a parabola over the path that was traced out’’
- DfE 2017 A Level Content states “The use of technology, in particular mathematical and statistical graphing tools and spreadsheets, must permeate the study of AS and A level mathematics.”
- Smith Review Report Recommendation 14: The DfE should seek to improve the evidence base on the role and effectiveness of technology in the teaching of 16-18 mathematics.
This project is for an A-level teacher who is enthusiastic about Geogebra or Excel or Autograph or DESMOS or any other piece of technology! That enthusiasm may be because they already love it, or because they’d like to use it more in the future.
5 twilights throughout the year at the Outwood Institute of Education Conference Centre in Doncaster between 3pm and 5pm.
If you would like to take part in this work group, please complete the online booking form.