Core Maths professional development

Events Calendar

Live Online Professional Development

Live Online Professional Development (LOPD) courses form a programme of innovative online courses, designed to enable teachers to develop their teaching with confidence in a convenient, stress-free way.

LOPD courses are delivered using a browser-based online classroom that allows participants to collaborate online in real time. The courses aim both to cover subject content common to all current specifications and to facilitate the exchange of teaching ideas. Rather than attending a one or two day course away from school or college, participants will use the internet to meet weekly online.

This course covers the main topics which are common to all Core Maths specifications. Further topics to complete the content for each specification will be available soon via the On Demand Professional Development (ODPD) programme.

This course comprises of eight online sessions with an experienced tutor, each between 60 and 90 minutes in length and delivered in a small group of teachers, allowing opportunities for interaction and discussion.

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Course length 90 minutes

Our Core Maths Festival sessions will feature engaging speakers and leave you inspired by the maths in the world around you. These sessions are open to a large group of prospective and current teachers of Core Maths.

We are planning to run a Winter Core Maths Festival in January and booking will open in November.

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Course length 1.5 hours

Core Maths Online Support Groups are designed to provide you with the opportunity to discuss and share your experiences and develop your practice around the teaching of Core Maths with teachers who are in a similar position to you.

There will be separate groups for each Core Maths syllabus. The exception to this is if you opt to join one of our three ‘New to teaching Core Maths’ groups or our group that has been created specifically for teachers in FE colleges.

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Course length 1.5 hours

Each Core Maths qualification features pre-release material which is available approximately 1-2 months prior to the first exam in May (this varies depending on the awarding organisation). Approximately one week after the pre-release material is available we will run webinars for teachers to discuss the content, develop questions and share approaches to getting the most out of the material. 

Booking for our pre-release webinars will open in January.

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Course length 1.5 hours

Our Getting Started with Core Maths webinar is aimed at schools and colleges who plan to offer the course in the future. If you are already teaching Core Maths we recommend you attend one of our Core Maths online Support Groups instead.

 The webinar will provide:

  • a comparison of the content of the different L3 Core Maths qualifications
  • ideas on how to promote the course to your students
  • possible approaches to timetabling
  • information on where to find resources-including how to access our free online Core Maths platform.

There will also be opportunities to ask questions you have about the course and to find out about our free, bespoke PD for your whole department.

We are running this event three times, in November, February and April so please choose the date that suits you best.

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The AMSP's Live Online Professional Development (LOPD) courses form a programme of innovative online courses, designed to enable teachers to develop their teaching with confidence in a convenient, stress-free way.

LOPD courses are delivered using a browser-based online classroom that allows participants to collaborate online in real time. The courses aim both to cover subject content common to all current specifications and to facilitate the exchange of teaching ideas. Rather than attending a one or two day course away from school or college, participants will use the internet to meet weekly online.

This course comprises four online sessions with an experienced tutor, each between 60 and 90 minutes in length and delivered to a small group of teachers allowing opportunities for interaction and discussion.

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On Demand Professional Development

The first sections of a group of On Demand Professional Development (ODPD) pods designed to support teachers offering Core Maths or considering offering Core Maths, especially those who are using the Integral Core Maths platform are now available.

The course will comprise a series of 'pods', designed to complement our Live Online Professional Development (LOPD) course Core Maths common topics. When complete, this will provide teachers with professional development covering all aspects of the existing Core Maths qualifications.  

In each pod, teachers will experience a variety of content including:

  • short videos explaining the ideas behind the topic
  • practice materials
  • triggers for reflection and suggestions for further study.

Teachers will be encouraged to interact and collaborate with others studying the same material via the online forums. An expert tutor will be monitoring the forums and will respond to queries.

The course offers total flexibility; teachers can access the materials, day or night, over a period of up to one year. Teachers will be able to track their progress within the course and to see when they have completed a section or a pod.

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Face-to-face courses

Maths Hub Work Groups are currently being planned for 2020/2021. For further information please contact your local Maths Hub.

Level 3 Maths Work Groups are extended professional development programmes, run in partnership by Maths Hubs and the AMSP. Each Work Group is an ongoing collaboration between teachers from local schools and colleges led by an expert in maths professional development.

Developing Core Maths Pedagogy Work Groups help experienced, new or aspiring Core Maths teachers develop their confidence in the subject. Participants will develop their understanding of the philosophy of Core Maths, with its approach to maths teaching through contextualised problem solving.

The Work Group focusses on collaborative discussion, planning, trialling ideas between sessions and evaluation.

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You might also be interested in Teacher Network meetings organised by our local Area Coordinators, which focus on sharing good practice, professional development and promoting developments in teaching and learning.

If your school/college is involved in Initial Teacher Training, you might be interested to know that we can provide focused one- or two-day sessions on aspects of teaching Core Maths for groups of trainee teachers. Contact us for details.

Details of all of our professional development courses are available on our Events listing. If you have a particular need and you cannot find something suitable there, please contact your local AMSP Area Coordinator who will be able to advise you. Alternatively, please complete this expression of interest form to advise us of the type of professional development that interests you. The detail you provide will be used to alert you if professional development which matches your need is made available.