ORIGO Academy of Mathematics Education
Led by ORIGO Co-Founders, James Burnett and Dr Calvin Irons
A six-day academy of learning designed to provide mathematics leaders with the knowledge, skills and resources that are required to become mathematics learning facilitators in their school.
James Burnett and Dr Calvin Irons are proud to announce the launch of the ORIGO Academy of Mathematics Education. This is a brand new professional learning program designed to re-skill and up-skill primary teachers across Australia. The first academy will be held August 2021.
The six-day academy of learning is designed to provide mathematics leaders with the knowledge, skills and resources that are required to become mathematics learning facilitators in their school. A first of its kind, the ORIGO Academy will dive into content that primary students need to be successful in mathematics throughout their schooling, career and life in general.
Location: North Brisbane, QLD
Dates: 18 – 20 August & 23 – 25 August 2021 (6 days in total)
Time: 8am to 4pm
Cost: $2,500 per participant
Course content is subject to change.
- Welcome and introductory activities
- What’s important in mathematics today?
- Visible Learning
- Analysing the world in which we live
- 3D objects
- 2D shapes
- Dinner event
- Opening the doors to understanding modern mathematics.
- The model for teaching concepts (the four operation concepts)
- Ratio and proportion
- Why are we using the Hindu-Arabic number system?
- The six properties of a number system
- Alternative number systems (including binary)
- Whole number and place value
- Using the basic tools of mathematics.
- The model for teaching skills (basic fact strategies)
- Working with the bits and pieces of number.
- Decimal fractions and place value
- Common fraction concepts and skills
- Quantifying the world around us.
- How long, how big, how much?
- Length, area, volume, capacity, mass
- Solving the unknowns in our world of mathematics.
- Algebraic thinking
- Patterns and functions
- Equivalence and equations
- Preparing our students for tomorrow’s world.
- The model for applying mathematics
- Computational thinking and coding
- Graduation Dinner
- While we do not screen applicants, those who have the following pre-requisites will benefit most
- A minimum five years teaching experience – preferably across year levels
- A passion for learning and for teaching mathematics
- A positive, energetic personality
- Experience presenting to fellow teachers and/or a strong desire to lead and share ideas
- Each participant will receive
- 40 hours of professional learning - more than a semester's work in most university courses!
- Slide for facilitating one hour of professional learning on each of the 12 modules of the academy
- Participant workbook for active engagement
- Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea on each day
- Welcome dinner of Day one and graduation dinner on Day six.