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SA: F-2 Early Years Improvement Project 2020
Venue: East Torrens Primary School
Dates: 17-18 Feb, 15-16 Jun, 28 Aug, 24 Nov 20

February 17, 2020 @ 8:00 am - February 18, 2020 @ 4:00 pm


Preferred Provider of Professional Learning: Numeracy
for Government of South Australia

New F-2 project starting at special request of SA schools!

This project targets improvement in results for teachers and leaders of students in the middle years of primary school. Our 2018 3-5 project schools showed NAPLAN year 3-5 cohort gain that was 8.6% higher than the State average by May.  See Tierney’s peer reviewed research article showing data improvements

Project Dates:

Project is limited to 45 participants  Download FLYER – SA F-2 Improvement Project 2020

Term Date Presenter Focus
T1 17-Feb-20
Tierney Introduction to problem-based teaching, key number concepts and a live demonstration
Leah Plan and trial a lesson in small groups, learn about effective grouping, class structures, differentiation and structuring
T2 15-Jun-20 Leah Demonstration Lesson: arrays, student profiling, developmental sequencing, learning intentions and success criteria
16-Jun-20 Tierney Fractions and relative size, assessment of problem solving, games that work
T3 20-Aug-20 Leah Designing investigations and inquiry tasks with assessment criteria
T4 24-Nov-20
Tierney Numeracy plan, high-yield strategies, assessing fluency, how to use SSOs effectively

Who should attend:

Teachers of students from Reception to Years 2, and their leaders. Year 3 and 4 teachers will also benefit, particularly if they teach a multi-stage class which includes year 3-4 students.

How to get the best results out of this project:

We have found the best results are achieved when teachers and leaders participating in the project –

  • Work with a group of students for at least one lesson per week of mathematics throughout the project (using the resources provided or developed with project participants)
  • Complete the diagnostic tasks provided, the interventions targeted to student growth and bring back the results within the specified times
  • Share samples of student work gathered throughout the project
  • Actively participate in discussions and were honest with their own struggles and successes

Substituting participants during the project is fine – however, it may make data analysis a little tricky!

Training and Resource Inclusions

  • Six live training days in 2020:  Two each in Terms 1 and 2, 1 each in Terms 3 and 4
  • Data analysis for your participating teachers, including NAPLAN, PATM and targeted diagnostic testing in Key Number concepts, along with targeted advice for how to address any areas of concern.  This also includes resources to do your own analysis after the completion of the project, or to use with any other staff member in your school
  • Data evaluation and measurement of growth, including two growth reports for each school participating
  • Access to 10 recorded webinars
  • Individual Website Access for 12 months to all Back-to-Front Maths resources, for all grades, including adaptable work programs and assessment items
  • 4 x Online Mentoring Sessions specific to the project group – this is a chance to ask the course facilitators your questions and talk about any issues that have come up between live sessions
  • 1 x Teaching Resource Pack for any grade comprising 1 x Teacher Resource Manual, 1 x *Student Thinking Journal and 1 x *Student Blast Book (*student books are combined for grades 1 & 2)
  • 3 x Targeted Intervention manuals from our Fixing Misconceptions Interventions series
  • 1 x Assessment and Moderation in Primary Mathematics manual
  • 1 x DVD with 8 complete lessons of teaching, all targeting key mathematical concepts
  • Ongoing online mentoring accessible throughout the project

Total Value per participant:

  • $5660 + services not currently offered to schools
  • Actual cost per participant:
  • $1450

   Preferred Professional Learning Provider: Numeracy – Government of South Australia

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February 17, 2020 @ 8:00 am
February 18, 2020 @ 4:00 pm
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East Torrens Primary School
12 Robson Road
Hectorville, South Australia 5073
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