Connecting the Dots with Numeracy
What Works Professional Learning Series – Teaching numeracy to adults
This third webinar of the eight-part series, run in April 2022, looks at practical strategies that support adults to make connections between fractions, percentages, and decimals, identifying what is essential to include in your teachings using everyday activities that cover values, conversions etc.
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.
Adam Nobilia - Expert presenter
Adam is known for his teaching role on the SBS Documentary, Lost For Words. This experience provided him with an opportunity to grow as a teacher and to hone his skills with new students. Adam has worked in Corrective Services as a Special Education teacher for over 13 years delivering programs to inmates with an intellectual disability. Adam has qualifications in education, Counselling and Applied Behaviour Analysis all of which inform his work as an Adult Educator. He continues to work at Long Bay Jail on a part-time basis where he teaches literacy, numeracy and vocational skills. In addition, he facilitates psycho-education programs for parolees convicted of a Domestic and Family violence offence as well as delivering the Sober Driver Program. He teaches Certificate III in Community Services to Aboriginal Students at EORA TAFE one evening per week. In his personal life, Adam writes and performs music under the moniker ‘Adam Blacksmith’. In 2019 he collaborated with Community Restorative Centre to write songs with inmates across NSW resulting in the album, ‘Songbirds, Ballads Behind Bars’. Adam’s 3rd studio album ‘Blind to the Sea’ was released on 11 February 2022.
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:
|ALA Statement of Participation|