Numicon Professional Development program ensures that Numicon is used to its best advantage, releasing its potential to transform studentís attitude to mathematics and significantly increase their achievement. Numicon accredited trainers deliver interactive Professional Development, giving direct experience of Numicon activities and insight into the underpinning theory. It gives teachers a chance to reflect on their pedagogy, and supports them in processing new and challenging ideas. We aim for participants to feel inspired, confident and keen to start using Numicon straight away whether in the classroom, in support groups or working one-to-one.
Our workshops are designed to instil confidence to start teaching mathematics using a multi-sensory approach, supported by the Numicon mathematics system and other visual imagery. The workshops enable you to:
- Explore the underlying rationale and learning theory of a multi-sensory approach
- Have an overview of the Numicon teaching program
- Consider the factors affecting childrenís mathematical learning
- Consider how to get started with older children who are new to Numicon.
And most importantly, you will have plenty of hands-on practice using Numicon products and activities! Workshops are kept small (up to 30 participants, who work in small groups) to maximise hands-on practice, discussion and reflection.
Attend one of general sessions or make a direct booking with your local consultant and tailor a session to suit your needs.
Learn more about options for session content below.
An Introduction to the Numicon Approach Extending the Numicon Approach Moving on with Numicon
Our Professional Development programs are for classroom educators, school and curriculum leaders, Learning Support Teams, mathematics/numeracy consultants and coaches, and parent groups. Either attend one of our general training sessions or contact us to arrange for an accredited trainer to tailor a session specifically for your school or group.
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Rachel Kennedy is an Education IT consultant with 25 years of experience in education, both as a primary classroom teacher and teacher professional learning facilitator. She has a passion for exploring Maths and English in the primary years and presents Numicon and Oxford Literacy professional learning seminars across Independent, Government and Catholic schools across Australia. Rachel enjoys developing partnerships with schools assisting them in their Maths and English professional learning journeys.
Queensland | New South Wales
Sarah Hart is a practising teacher who has taught for 20 years in State, Catholic and Independent Schools across Queensland in a wide range of positions in classroom, learning support and special needs settings. She has held several middle management roles including Key Teacher, Year Level Coordinator and Learning Enhancement Coordinator. Sarah has a keen interest in improving student outcomes through skill development, effective teaching and the fostering of positive attitudes to learning. She is dedicated to the notion of differentiating teaching to incorporate all learners. Her breadth of knowledge is derived from extensive study and research into current practice. She has enjoyed making theory relevant to the classroom context for fifteen years as an education consultant for Edsource, Pat Edgar, Results and Oxford University Press and regularly facilitates workshops for teachers around Queensland and beyond.