Professional Learning

MAWA now offers Zoom Meetings for all MAWA delivered PL.

A zoom meeting allows you to attend virtually.

“I found the PD fantastic and felt like I was there. You were very inclusive and still put me in a group and included my responses. The only let down probably would have been on my end not having access to a camera or mic (I didn’t even think of having it interactive I thought it just would have been a live video recording like the uni lectures I used to watch). I would definitely recommend people to do PD this way if they like me can’t always get to Perth and I will be looking at more PD MAWA offer and be signing up.”
- Samantha, Esperance WA

Enquiries:

Professional Officer for Primary: poprimary@mawainc.org.au 

Professional Officer for Secondary: posecondary@mawainc.org.au

Current Sessions

Establishing your maths classroom

Tuesday 15 Jan – 10am to 12pm
Target Group:

K – 4 (beginning teachers),

5 – 9 (beginning teachers)

Location: MAWA Office

As a beginning teacher get some ideas to use in the early weeks of term that build relationships with students. Leave with some hands-on maths activities, ideas for classroom set up and learn where to get help.

Improving fluency using cards and card games

Tuesday 15 Jan – 1pm to 3pm
Target Group: 3 – 9
Location: MAWA Office (Unfortunately, this Workshop cannot be attended via Zoom)

Improve student’s mental maths strategies and creativity using playing cards and card games.

Introducing the mathematical thinking process to Year 11 General students

Friday 18 Jan – 10am to 12pm
Target Group: Though the focus is for Year 11 General courses. These ideas can be implemented in lower school classes.
Location: MAWA Office

Get ideas to effectively introduce the mathematical thinking process to Year 11 General students with reference to the syllabus and grade descriptors.

Tasks that promote problem solving and reasoning

Tuesday 22 Jan – 10am to 12pm
Target Group: 3 – 9
Location: MAWA Office

Explore a variety of tasks that have a low entry and high ceiling so that all students can engage in problem solving and reasoning. Participants will have the opportunity to investigate the Maths 300 resource

Ideas and activities to improve algebra understanding for all students

Thursday 24 Jan – 1pm to 3pm
Target Group: 7 – 8
Location: MAWA Office

Take every opportunity to establish algebraic thinking and concrete introduction to algebra in the lower secondary maths classroom.

Solving ideas for the early childhood classroom Week 4

Week 4 – After Hours
Target Group: P – 3
Location: MAWA Office

Explore how to explicitly teach problem solving strategies in a variety of contexts that are curriculum and age appropriate.

Problem Solving Ideas for primary teachers

Week 4 – After Hours
Target Group: 4 – 6
Location: MAWA Office

Explore how to explicitly teach problem solving strategies in the mathematics of contexts that are curriculum and age appropriate.

Investigations ideas for lower secondary

Week 5 – After Hours
Target Group: 7 – 9
Location: MAWA Office

Investigate some ideas for lower school investigations that incorporate the mathematical thinking process. Explore the MAWA Year 7 investigations materials.

Exploring assessment for lower secondary classes.

Week 6 – After Hours
Target Group: 7 – 10
Location: MAWA Office

Ideas for formative assessment for lower secondary classes

Maths Talent Quest Workshop

Week TBA
Target Group: P – 10
Location: MAWA Office

How can I include MTQ into my maths program?

Resolve Resources

Week TBA
Target Group: 3 – 10
Location: MAWA Office

Explore the free ReSolve resources and how to incorporate them into your maths program.

MAWA Consultancy Services

MAWA provides a consultancy service where Professional Officers will work with your Mathematics department and/or individual teachers within your school or within your network clusters.

MAWA can assist your Mathematics teachers with:

  • Professional learning support
  • Whole school numeracy planning
  • Student data analysis
  • Quality Mathematics teaching strategies and classroom pedagogies
  • Classroom modelling and coaching
  • Supporting out-of-field teachers in delivering the Mathematics curriculum
  • Incorporating technology into Mathematics teaching and learning
  • Advice on WA Mathematics Curriculum and syllabus implementation
  • Assessment strategies: diagnostic, formative and summative
  • ATAR revision courses for students
  • Growth mindset in Mathematics
  • STEM approaches focusing on the M.

Details about MAWA consultancy fees for schools can be obtained by contacting the office and are negotiable based upon individual school needs.

For more information, contact:

K–6 Primary Professional Officer on 93450388 or poprimary@mawainc.org.au

7–12 Secondary Professional Officer on 93450388 or posecondary@mawainc.org.au

Kind regards,

Clive Kelly

MAWA Executive Officer

93450338 & eo@mawainc.org.au