This is an On Demand Professional Development (ODPD) course designed to support teachers who are involved in raising participation in mathematics in schools and beyond.
The course comprises three ‘pods’:
- Encouraging girls’ participation
- Offering Further Mathematics
- Higher education and admissions tests
In each pod, teachers will experience a variety of content including:
- short videos explaining the ideas behind the topic
- stimulus 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 regarding when 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 the full pod.
The course offers total flexibility regarding when 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, a pod or a full course.
What are the aims of this professional development?
- To offer teachers insights and support in raising participation in post-16 mathematics.
- To foster a sharing atmosphere regarding ways to promote mathematics and raise participation throughout KS4 and KS5 and beyond
|Section||Topics||Approximate time to complete|
|Encouraging girls’ participation||Research, strategies, data and resources designed to support you in encouraging the participation of girls, in particular, in post-16 mathematics.||Up to 3 hours|
|Offering Further Mathematics||The benefits and challenges of offering Further Mathematics, models of delivery, qualifications and content, resources and support.||Up to 3 hours|
|Higher education and admissions tests Coming soon!||An introduction, overview of universities and their offers, the maths in degree courses, UCAS procedures, utility of mathematics in HE, support for tests with mathematical content.||Up to 4 hours|
Timings are approximate and suggest the required time for a topic to be counted on a certificate of participation. Further resources are linked from each section and so participants may, if they wish, spend more time than this in consolidating and reflecting on the content. You do not need to complete all sections to request a certificate.
What will I need?
You’ll need an internet connection with capability to watch videos.
If you have any queries about this event, please do not hesitate to contact:
What is On Demand professional development?
On Demand professional development offers total flexibility. Teachers can access the materials, day or night, over a period of up to one year.
It’s also completely free of charge for eligible teachers.
If you’re interested in a deeper view of what’s involved in this unique form of professional development, you may enjoy this video:
Due to the way the AMSP is funded, this On-Demand Professional Development is only available to teachers in state-funded schools and colleges in England.