The latest edition of ACER Teacher magazine discusses the importance of professional collaboration both within and outside of our own schools and learning communities. Check out Sharing good practice: Gonski and professional collaboration by Teacher Magazine: https://www.teachermagazine.com.au/articles/sharing-good-practice-gonski-and-professional-collaboration
With this in mind LESNW is looking to support the development of collaboration within and outside of our learning communities.
With many of our schools inquiring into researched based practices which support our students engaging as Mathematicians, we are exploring opportunities to support learning through collaboration with experts.
- We are currently in discussions with Mathematician and Senior Lecturer in Mathematics at Uni SA Amie Albrecht regarding possible collaboration. Amie has been a key note speaker at many national and international mathematics conferences. While being engaged in a number of significant projects as a mathematician she is also interested in developing mathematical thinking and problem-solving skills in students, and also enlarging students’ abilities to include effective communication, teamwork, and other skills that support their mathematical work.
- We are also exploring opportunities to bring teachers/leaders together to learn, plan, reflect and engage in professional collaboration in ways where teachers feel able to challenge each other to keep improving their professional practice.
If these ideas interest you, please send me a quick email firstname.lastname@example.org to say that you would be interested in supporting the suggestions or possibly other forms of professional collaboration.