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NCETM Annual Conference - London, 17th June 2008: A Summary


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NCETM Annual Conference 2008 - London, 17th June 2008
This was a memorable day packed full of positive ideas and strategies focused on improving mathematics teaching and learning for all. The Conference featured the launch of both the Primary Mathematics Review and the NCETM Annual Report.
 

"The Teacher is Centre Stage"

This was a memorable day packed full of positive ideas and strategies focused on improving mathematics teaching and learning for all. 

As Lord Adonis said in his speech: “We will be laying the foundations for fundamental transformation in the quality and breadth of the educational experience which all our young people enjoy.”

Professor Adrian Smith chaired the event, which combined several strands:
  • celebration of two years in the life of the National Centre
  • the launch of the Williams Report, looking forward to developing the next stage of teaching and learning in primary schools, and

Sir Peter Williams’ speech was uplifting, thought provoking and focused on key strategies for further improving mathematics teaching and learning in early years setting and primary schools.

 
Click here to read an article about Sir Peter Williams’ speech.
 
Click here to read more about how to use Sir Peter Williams’ speech and the article to support CPD for yourself and/or in your school

Celia Hoyles gave an overview of an interesting, busy and productive year for the NCETM.  This second year has seen an increase in activity and support for improving teaching and learning with a blended approach of face to face work by the Regional Coordinators and an increase in tools available to teachers on the NCETM on-line Portal.

 
Click here to read an article on Celia Hoyles’ speech
 
Click here to download the Professor Celia Hoyles’ presentation (Coming Soon)

With five workshops for participants to attend in the afternoon:

1. Raising and improving standards in mathematics through active learning – an NCETM project in Portsmouth Local Authority
  Click here to read an article on the workshop
  Click here to read more about this project

2. Bowland Maths – introducing the case studies and package of CPD for KS3 launched on the day of the conference.
  Click here to read an article on the workshop
  Click here to go to the Bowland Maths site

3. Enhancing professional development for primary teachers of mathematics – building on the survey carried out by the National Centre to support the Williams Review and identifying initiatives and support that can enhance teacher development.
  Click here to read an article on the workshop
  Click here to view the presentation made in the workshop

4. Professional development journey for secondary mathematics teachers – a review of activity by the NCETM to support professional development.
  Mark McCourt used the workshop time to illustrate some potential uses of the NCETM Portal, the latest self evaulation tools and personal learning space for secondary teachers of mathematics

5. Mathematics Matters – an overview of the findings of the NCETM national survey to identify what makes effective mathematics teaching.
  Click here to read an article about the workshop
  Click here to view the presentation made in the workshop (Coming Soon)
  Click here to find out how to use materials from this workshop to support CPD for yourself and/or you school.

The day was the first step on a journey of building trust and confidence in the strategies for the future. The recommendations of the Williams Report were fully accepted by the government and funding will be put in place to support the target of every primary school having access to a Mathematics Specialist within ten years. Further articles about the conference will be available shortly on the portal. Please take the opportunity to contribute to the developing agenda about the next stages.

 

Support your and your school's CPD by using the conference materials

 

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Celia Hoyles: Turning the spark into the flame
Lord Adonis: Transforming our education culture
Sir Peter Williams: One mathematics specialist in every school
Workshop: Raising and improving standards in mathematics through active learning
Workshop: Bowland Maths - Improving pupils' confidence
Workshop: Enhancing professional development for primary teachers of mathematics
Workshop: Mathematics Matters - Valuing what is important
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Workshops - Read more about the conference workshops

 

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NCETM Annual Report 2007/08 - Read the article or download the full report - click here for more

 

Executive Summary - Click here to download the Mathematics Matters Executive Summary PDF.

 

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