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4.5 Webinar PD HOURS

Event Details

09/05/2024

9.30am - 3.30pm - Registration from 9.00am

Live Streamed Webinar (Zoom)

Teachers / Education Support Staff and Special Needs educators K to Year 8.

$279 + GST

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Booking Conditions

No applications for this program will be accepted after all vacancies have been filled. Unsuccessful applicants will have their monies refunded in full. Cancellation prior to two weeks before the program date (cut-off date) will incur a 15% service charge per applicant. This program will be payable in full for cancellations made on or after the cut-off date or for failure to attend the program. All cancellations must be in writing and emailed to us. In the event of insufficient applications this program will not proceed and registration monies be fully refunded. In the event of this program being cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances registration monies only will be refunded as Critical Agendas will not accept liability for the payment of any other associated costs. Critical Agendas reserves the right to vary the advertised programs prior to commencement. Please note Critical Agendas reserves the right to transfer participants from face to face to webinar format with price adjustments (if required), should minimum numbers not be met for face to face event

Effective Strategies for Teaching Students with Dyscalculia

Dyscalculia is sometimes referred to as ‘the mathematical equivalent of dyslexia’. It is believed to be as common as dyslexia yet few teachers are aware of its features, its impact or strategies they could use to support and effectively teach students who struggle with Mathematics because they have this specific learning difficulty. This very practical workshop helps teachers to understand the difficulties typically experienced by these students. It provides opportunity to learn about and trial strategies and resources that can be used in supporting and effectively teaching dyscalculic students.

Workshop Overview –

  • Defining dyscalculia – its characteristics and impact
  • Assessment tools for identifying dyscalculia – interview, software and online
  • Number sense and counting – helping students to visualise numbers and their relationships
  • Calculation and place value – using manipulatives
  • Multiplication and Division – learning and reasoning from key facts, the area model, using technology
  • Problem-solving and Time – developing understanding of the language of Mathematics and time
Presented by Critical Agendas

Shirley Houston

Shirley Houston is an independent educational consultant with 40 years of teaching experience. She has a Masters degree in Special Education and has taught students in years K-12 at government, Catholic and Independent schools, in Australia and in America. She has lectured at several universities in Western Australia and at the Central Institute of Technology. Shirley has an enduring passion for work with children and adults who have specific learning difficulties and is a long-standing Board member of The Dyslexia- SPELD Foundation of Western Australia. She runs teacher-training, advises companies on educational product development and tutors students with diverse needs.

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