Starting Points to Teaching Adults Numeracy
What works professional learning series workshop 4: Starting Points to Teaching Adults Numeracy
This first webinar of the eight-part series, run in March 2022, looks at hands-on approaches to teaching numeracy using simple everyday materials – covering different levels and different maths content, including estimating skills, measurement (time and mass), money and decimals.
1 hour in duration.
Investment: $65.00 inc GST.
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ALA's What Works Professional Learning Series focuses on adult numeracy teaching practice.
This eight-part online professional learning series brings together experts in adult numeracy education to explore effective numeracy teaching for adults – with a strong emphasis on fun and engagement. Each session is co-facilitated by Ros Bauer and Jo Medlin with presentations from a combination of expert presenters, addressing how to teach a particular aspect of numeracy, covering different mathematical content areas and strategies to use in individual, small or whole group work.
Overall the series:
- Provides a practical framework for teaching numeracy
- Create critical connections between literacy, maths and language
- Provides strategies and resources that will enhance numeracy teaching practice
- Explores dimensions of numeracy for work and life
Ros Bauer - Facilitator
Ros has extensive experience in adult education as a language literacy numeracy practitioner. She was the winner of the 2013 Australian Training Awards Excellence in Adult Language Literacy and Numeracy Practice and a recipient of an Executive Fellowship through the Australian Endeavour Awards that included a professional learning experience in Scandinavia. Ros has worked as part of the NT LLN Network Group and an educational consultant to the Warlpiri Youth Development Aboriginal Corporation. She is currently Head of Department – Career Pathways, Aboriginal Languages & Employability Skills at TAFE NSW.
Jo Medlin - Facilitator
Jo is an adult literacy and numeracy (LN) advocate. Currently her advocacy work centres on her role as President of the Australian Council for Adult Literacy (ACAL). This includes being the ACAL representative on the DESE Foundation Skills Advisory Committee, The Reading Writing Hotline, The Education IRC, and a judge for the Australian Training Awards (LLN category). Jo works as a consultant, specialising in resource development, PD and teaching. This year she also worked with SBS on the documentary Lost for Words where she co-taught adult LN learners and devised an intensive nine-week student-centred learning program.
Dave Tout - Expert presenter
Dave is a Senior Research Fellow in numeracy and mathematics at the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER). He is an experienced LLN educator who is particularly interested in making mathematics relevant, interesting and fun for all learners, especially those disengaged from mathematics. He has worked in schools, TAFEs, community providers, universities, industry and national education organisations, and has written many numeracy and mathematics teaching, assessment and professional development resources for youth and adults, including curriculum for the CGEA, VCE and VCAL in Victoria. He is an author of the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF). Dave is also chair of the Numeracy Expert Group for the OECD’s international survey of adult skills (PIAAC) and is an appointed member of the Education IRC which is responsible for the TAE and the FSK Training Packages.
Tina Berghella - Expert presenter
Tina is the Director of Oggi Consulting, a business formed in 1998 to provide quality vocational education and training consulting services. Tina has a background in manufacturing and project management and is an experienced VET researcher. She has worked on various LLN strategic, resource and training projects, and has a particular interest in workplace numeracy. Her numeracy-related publications include Numeracy by Measure, Numeracy in Focus, Numeracy in Practice and the NCVER report, Seeking the N in LLN. Tina is a former member of the Australian Government’s Foundation Skills Community of Practice and a current member of the Australian Government’s Language, Literacy, Numeracy and Digital (LLND) Skills Quality Assurance Expert Panel.
A Statement of Participation is issued on completion of activities.
VOCATIONAL TRAINING INCLUDING COMPETENCY-BASED TRAINING
- LLN. Language, Literacy & Numeracy
- Analyse LLN requirements
- Select and use resources and strategies to address LLN skill requirements
The following statements are received when the course is completed:
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