Problem solving: designed to engage & include all students 2023117Z
May 5, 2023 - Dec 31, 2023
Full course description
Date and time
Day 1: Friday 5 May 2023, 9.30 am to 3.30 pm (in person)
Day 2: 31 May 2023, 4.00 pm to 6.00 pm (online)
A blend of face to face and online - for the online components a Zoom link will be provided 24 hours prior to the event.
Primary Teacher, Secondary Mathematics or Science Teacher
This hands-on learning event is designed so that you will experience, first hand, the benefits of the 3 Act methodology of problem solving. With you taking on the role of a student, you will participate in several real-world problem solving activities enabling you to feel and understand the significant differences between 3 Act methodology and the more traditional (not so) real-world problem solving styles.
This pedagogical approach is specifically engineered to:
· capture student attention
· include all students (regardless of maths level, ability or language skills)
· nurture student skills in sharing observations, asking questions, filtering and connecting relevant information
· promote student desire to seek out, learn and develop functional skills
· foster rich discussion regarding the analysis and appropriateness of their chosen method(s) and resulting solution(s).
The two-part learning event will provide you with the chance to trial, share, reflect upon and improve skills from the first day. Day two will explore consolidations and extensions to day one practices. You will have the opportunity to facilitate a small group activity and/or generate your own problem solving ideas that will enable you to walk away with greater confidence, knowledge and skills to successfully implement, share and further develop this leading problem solving pedagogy back at your school.
You will receive a comprehensive library of ready-to-use resources and links for further exploration and you will have developed skills to better filter and adapt all of the existing resources you already use.
- a deep, working understanding of the structure, intention and benefits of the 3 Act methodology
- ready-to-use resources for years 1 - 10 real-world problem solving
- clear assessment tools to examine and re-frame choices in problem-solving pedagogy and resources.
With more than 30 years’ experience as a classroom teacher, educational leader and professional learning consultant, Craig Becker is passionate and skilled in the areas of collaborative capacity, student engagement, visible learning and student-focussed assessment, feedback and guidance strategies. Believing learning structures should always be visible and well-communicated, he has devoted years to embedded action-research that has helped to identify and develop clear connections between learning behaviours and academic growth. Craig has successfully led teams and curriculum initiatives in six different schools across four countries.
Link(s) to relevant VRQA Standards
- Curriculum and Student Learning – Student learning outcomes
- The minimum standards for schools offering a senior secondary course – Student learning outcomes