PATH19 National Conference

Maths Pathway PATH19 National Conference will be held at the beautiful Novotel Twin Waters Resort, Sunshine Coast, Queensland from Thu 25 - Fri 26 July 2019. Exclusively for Maths Pathway teachers, PATH19 celebrates excellence in teaching and mathematics. It brings together education's most forward thinking advocates, practitioners and exchange ideas with experts.

PATH19 National Conference

Maths Pathway PATH19 National Conference will be held at the beautiful Novotel Twin Waters Resort, Sunshine Coast, Queensland from Thu 25 - Fri 26 July 2019. Exclusively for Maths Pathway teachers, PATH19 celebrates excellence in teaching and mathematics. It brings together education's most forward thinking advocates, practitioners and exchange ideas with experts.

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  • 25 July
    2 days, 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    Sunshine Coast
    Lily Serna, Justin Matthys, Richard Wilson
    • PD hours: 18
    • Early bird $595.00 excl. GST
    • $695.00 excl. GST

Be quick! The Early Bird discount ends on 1 April 2019, 11:59pm. Register today to save $100 + GST.

Conference Snapshot

The PATH19 National Conference is a professional learning experience which connects the Maths Pathway community from all over the country. It brings together education's most forward thinking advocates and practitioners of maths. Over two jam-packed days there will be a wide breadth of content to engage in, relevant to all maths teachers and those applying the Maths Pathway teaching and learning model.

  • Be inspired by colleagues, and our world class speakers,
  • Get involved in workshops
  • Brainstorm new teaching practices,
  • Discuss challenges you face in your school and share solutions
  • Collaborate with colleagues to continue to change the face of education.

With 19 sessions to choose from including rich learning, mini-lessons, teacher training, classroom practices and data play, you will gain access to a wealth of ideas and resources tried and tested by the Maths Pathway network. 

 

Mathematician and TV Presenter Lily Serna (best known for co-presenting the SBS game show Letters and Numbers (2010−2012) will be the main keynote speaker, with Maths Pathway Co-Founders Justin Matthys and Richard Wilson also delivering keynotes. Their presentations are a must-see!

The fourth iteration of our annual mathematics conference celebrates and explores excellence in teaching and maths. You will leave feeling inspired, supported, encouraged and ready to tackle 2019! If you are involved in or are passionate about maths education this event is for you!

Attendees usually stay onsite for the entirety of PATH19. The venue, Novotel Twin Waters offers excellent accommodation rates, making it affordable for everyone. You simply choose the accommodation options below and book directly with the venue. Inclusive in the registration is the Conference Dinner which will be a Beach BBQ Buffet on the first night.

Why not stay on a day and do the Rich Learning Intensive PD program with Michaela Epstein? It will be held at the same venue on Saturday 27 July. You will receive a 10% discount for attending PATH19.

Message from Co-Founders

Richard Wilson and Justin Matthys welcome you to PATH19.

Keynote speakers

Lily Serna: Data Analyst, TV Presenter, Public Speaker

     

Lily Serna
Data Analyst at Atlassian, TV Presenter, Public Speaker

Lily is a math whiz with an unrivaled passion for education, particularly in STEM advocacy. Her passion for numbers has led her to not just a highly successful career in maths, but she's also a sought-after presenter, media personality and author.

She currently works as a professional mathematician at the Australian software company Atlassian, specialising in building mathematical and statistical models. But she is likely best known for her professional media host work on SBS's television program 'Letters and Numbers' with David Astle and Richard Morecroft where she appeared as the show's resident numbers expert.

Today she is a regular presenter on the ABC’s flagship science documentary show Catalyst for 'The Secret to Making Better Decisions', showing how the logic of mathematics can help you make better, smarter decisions, and more recently, Catalyst's 'How to be Lucky: the Maths of Chance.' Lily has also hosted a 6-part international podcast created by GE Australia titled 'Decoding Genius' which investigates the lives of six young geniuses. She's also likely the only professional mathematician to be featured in Australian Vogue.

With a passion for maths and science advocacy, Lily also currently sits on the Roundtable for the Australian Government’s Women’s Advisory Group as well as the Industry Advisory Group for the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS).

Lily has published a very successful maths puzzle book named 'Lily's Number Puzzles' and is currently in the throes of working on her next book.

Lily looks forward to speaking on the topic 'Mathematics at Work' as keynote speaker at PATH19.

   

Maths Pathway co-founder Richard Wilson

Richard Wilson: Maths Pathway co-founder

 

Richard Wilson
Maths Pathway Chief Visionary

Growing up in South Africa, Richard witnessed first-hand how a quality education could lift the outcomes of students. After working as a management consultant, Richard embraced his true passion when joining the teaching profession.

As a teacher, Richard tested ways to invigorate our school system. Despite his love of teaching, he knew that students needed systematic change to see real progress.

In 2013, Richard co-founded Maths Pathway, working with schools and teachers across the country to re-imagine learning and teaching practices. Maths Pathway currently reaches over 52,000 Australian Maths students.

As PATH19 keynote speaker, Richard will explore the vision that Maths Pathway has for an even broader and more deeply engaged set of teachers, as part of our mission to change the world of maths education. He is also co-presenting with Justin Matthys, speaking on the title  'When am I ever going to use maths? A 'meta answer' for Maths Pathway'.

   

Maths Pathway co-founder Justin Matthys

Justin Matthys: Maths Pathway co-founder

     

Justin Matthys
Maths Pathway Chief Integrator

Originally from regional Australia, Justin pursued a tertiary education in physics earning two degrees. He was also part of the research group that discovered the Higgs Boson. During his studies he received a local Australian of the Year ward for his work with underprivileged youth and the homeless community. Seeking ways to make an impact, he took place in Teach For Australia's second cohort.

In the classroom, Justin taught physics and mathematics at all levels and was shocked at how few mathematics students were attaining real success. Convinced that the status quo in mathematics teaching was not good enough, he left the classroom to co-found Maths Pathway.

In his keynote address, Justin will speak on 'education research' and how it doesn't always take into account what is practical!

Conference Program

In addition to our inspiring world-class keynote speakers. you'll have a number of concurrent sessions to pick from, covering topics such as rich tasks, mini-lessons, teacher training, classroom practices and data play, change management, social and emotional learning in the classroom, and student success to name a few. Below is an outline of the program which will be published with full details soon.

There will be 15 amazing concurrent sessions to choose from. Closer to the time, we will forward you an email for you to select the sessions you want to attend.

Day 1 - Thursday 25 July
 Day 2 - Friday 26 July
8:00amRegistration    7:30amBreakfast
9:00am  Welcome 9:00amRegistration
9:30am 

Keynote 1

Richard Wilson
Maths Pathway Co-founder & Chief Visionary
Justin Matthys
Maths Pathway Co-founder & Chief Integrator

When am I ever going to use maths? A 'meta answer' for Maths Pathway.
As teachers, we often face the question from students "When am I ever going to use this?" As it turns out, when you start and run an organisation, you actually use a lot of maths to keep things running smoothly. In this playful presentation, the co-founders of Maths Pathway will take you through some 'real world maths' that we use in various parts of the organisation on a daily basis.

 9:30am

Keynote 3

Justin Matthys
Maths Pathway Co-founder & Chief Integrator

An introduction to Implementation Science
One of the issues with 'education research' is that it doesn't always take into account what is practical. In fact, it takes on average 17 years for 14% of research to translate to practice! Implementation science is the study of methods to promote the integration of research findings and evidence into the practice and policy of education and research. In this presentation, Justin will present a primer on implementation science and how it can help you, your classroom practice and your school respond to research and evidence.

10:30amMorning tea 10:30amMorning Tea
11:00amSession 1
(3 workshops to choose from)
 11:00amSession 4
(3 workshops to choose from)
12:30pmLunch 12:30pmLunch
1:30pmSession 2
(3 workshops to choose from)
 1:30pm Session 5
(3 workshops to choose from)
3:00pmSession 3
(3 workshops to choose from)
 3:00pm

Keynote 4

Richard Wilson
Maths Pathway Co-founder & Chief Visionary

Changed by the change we seek
Six years ago, a group of teachers set out to find a better way of teaching and learning mathematics in schools. Along the way, the model grew as a direct result of teachers and schools finding out better ways to implement best practice, testing and discarding alternatives, and becoming a central part of the feedback loop. In this forward-looking conclusion to PATH19, Richard explores the vision that Maths Pathway has for an even broader and more deeply engaged set of teachers as part of our mission to change the world of maths education.

4:00pmAfternoon tea 4:15pmClosing
4:30pm

Keynote 2
Lily Serna
Mathematician, TV Presenter, Data Analyst at Atlassian

Mathematics at Work

 4:45pmAfternoon tea
5:30pm Networking 5:00pmFinish
7:00pmBeach BBQ Buffet Dinner   

Cost

Early Bird Registration (closes midnight Monday 1 April 2019)
$595.00 + GST
Early Bird rate is automatically applied at checkout if you register before 1 April.
Includes morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea for both days and the Beach BBQ Buffet dinner on the first night, Thursday 25 July. 
Flights, airport transfers and accommodation extra. Excellent accommodation rates have been arranged with the venue making it more affordable than ever!
The Early Bird discount will be automatically applied during registration.

Early bird closes Monday 1 April 2019, 11.59pm. Early Bird rate is automatically applied when you register. Get in early and save!

Standard Registration
$695.00 + GST
Includes morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea each day and the Beach BBQ Buffet dinner on the first night, Thursday 25 July.
Flights, airport transfers and accommodation extra. Excellent accommodation rates have been arranged with the venue making it more affordable than ever!

Exclusions
Accommodation, flights and airport transfers to be arranged by attendee. 
Please see accommodation options at Novotel Twin Waters below. We have arrange excellent accommodation deals with the venue and made it simple to book.

We have made the Conference as affordable as possible to ensure everyone has an opportunity to attend

Registrations are now open! Click the REGISTER button above.

Social functions

Conference Dinner
Beach BBQ Banquet, Thursday 25 July, 7.00pm
Included in the registration fee is the Beach BBQ Buffet Dinner on Thursday 25 July on the Novotel's own sea water lagoon. Dress is casual summer/beach wear. Dress up in your most colorful casual summer gear and be in the running for the best dress prize!

Arriving early?
If arriving the night before PATH19, on Wednesday 24 July, the Novotel's Aqua Lounge and Bar will be open for a casual bite from 6.30pm. Join the other early arrivers for a chat, and mingle with the Maths Pathway staff. This is an informal, casual gathering and not included in your registration.

Venue

Novotel Twin Waters Resort, Sunshine Coast
Novotel Twin Waters Resort is a spectacular beachside self contained 4-star comfort resort with a choice of onsite accommodation, pool, spa, lagoon, restaurant, bar and deli cafe.

Novotel Twin Waters Resort
270 Ocean Drive, Twin Waters
Sunshine Coast, Queensland

 

Images: Novotel foyer, exterior view, pool, aerial view

Getting there
The Novotel Twin Waters Resort is only 5 kms from the Sunshine Coast Airport and an 80 minute drive north of Brisbane. Taxi will cost approximately $15 from the airport to the venue. There is plenty of free onsite parking.

 

 

Accommodation

Accommodation is additional to the registration fee. We have secured great room rates with the venue, Novotel Twin Waters Resort, 270 Ocean Drive, Mudjimba Beach, Sunshine Coast QLD, ph 07 5450 9591. Arranging your accommodation is simple. Simply:

1. Choose the room you would like from the 'Accommodation' options below. If you twin share with a colleague it will be a lot cheaper.
2. When you register, you will receive the accommodation form attached to your registration confirmation email. Simply fill this out, and email it to Novotel Twin Waters Resort at groups@twinwatersresort.com.au  This booking form is the only way you will receive the special PATH19 room rates. 

Get in quick to guarantee your preferred room!

Room options

Resort Room Garden View (standard room)
$169 per night - 1 person (incl breakfast)
$189 per night - 2 people twin share (incl breakfast)

  • queen size bed or two double beds
  • maximum 2 adults
  • tea & coffee making facilities
  • bar fridge
  • shower bath combination with single vanity
  • overlooks lush lawns or bushland
 

Resort Room Lagoon View (standard room)
$199 per night - 1 person (incl breakfast)
$219 per night - 2 people twin share (incl breakfast)

  • queen size bed or two double beds
  • maximum 2 adults
  • tea & coffee making facilities
  • bar fridge
  • shower bath combination with single vanity
  • overlooks the tranquil lagoon
 

One bedroom Suite (garden view)
$269 per night - 1 person (incl breakfast)
$289 per night - 2 people twin share (incl breakfast)

  • king size bed
  • king bed can be converted into two king single beds
  • sliding doors opening to balcony from
  • corner spa bath with a separate shower in the bathroom
  • lounge, small dining area, mini kitchenette
  • maximum of 2 adults (3rd adult additional charge)
  • overlooks lush lawns
 

Check-in from 2pm. Check-out by 10am.

PATH19 resources

You will receive:

  • a link to access program materials and speaker presentations
  • a certificate of learning for 18 Teacher Identified hours

PATH19 post conference workshop
Rich Learning Intensive

Why not stay on for an extra night and immerse yourself in an intensive day of Rich Learning? You will gain invaluable information, activities and resources to take back to the classroom. This will take your rich learning knowledge to the next level, and earn you an additional 7 hrs of Teacher Identified professional development points.

The program is underpinned by Maths Pathway’s belief in making evidence-based practices in teaching and learning accessible, while supporting teachers to make long-term and sustainable change.

'Rich Learning Intensive' is an invaluable PD program that will:

  • equip you to make rich learning part of your regular classroom practice
  • provide you with rich learning tasks that you experience and can use with all students
  • enable you to identify what rich learning tasks are (and aren't) and how they fit into a balanced maths program
  • have you engaging with like-minded people

'Rich Learning Intensive' will be held at the same venue as PATH19 Conference. Simply stay on at the Novotel Twin Waters Resort and take advantage of the reduced PATH19 accommodation rates. PATH19 delegates will also receive a 10% discount to attend. You will receive the Promocode in your PATH19 registration confirmation email.

Venue and Date

Saturday 27 July, 9:00 - 4:00pm
Novotel Twin Waters Resort
270 Ocean Drive, Twin Waters
Sunshine Coast, Qld

Post conference workshop overview

During this one-day intensive, we will look at why rich learning is important, what it is (and what it isn't), and how rich learning fits into a balanced maths program. Attendees will also experience several rich learning tasks throughout they day, which can then be taken back to the classroom. Schedule will be:

9:00amRegistration, tea/coffee on arrival
9:30amRich Learning Intensive
11:00amMorning Tea
12:45pmLunch
1:30pm

Rich Learning Intensive

4:00pmFinish


Your Facilitator

Michaela Epstein
Michaela is head of learning at Maths Pathway and the current president of Mathematical Association of Victoria, Michaela tirelessly advocates for the advancement of mathematics in Australian schools. She has taught and coached teachers in schools in rural Victoria and in Melbourne, where she introduced and led programs aimed at supporting and extending students in mathematics. In 2014, Epstein was recognised at the ACER Excellence in Professional Practice Conference with an award for her work with a numeracy intervention program.

Michaela has developed the Maths Pathway rich learning program and has facilitated numerous rich learning PD sessions. She is passionate for students to see the connections across what they are learning, and to see them open to the curiosity and ownership of mathematical ideas.

Cost

$450.00 (+ GST)
$250 (+ GST) discount for PATH19 National Conference delegates
Includes all day coffee/tea, morning tea, lunch. resources and materials

Discount applies to Maths Pathway PATH19 Conference delegates. Once you register for PATH19, you will receive the promocode in you registration confirmation email. Simply use this promocode when registering to receive the $250.00 (+ GST) discount.

Register

For full details and to register for Rich Learning Intensive click here

Extend Your Stay

Why not stay on and explore the Sunshine Coast? You can stay in the same room at the Novotel Twin Waters Resort at the discounted PATH19 Conference accommodation rate. Check out what the Novotel Twin Waters and the Sunshine Coast as to offer:

 

Aqua Lounge & Bar at the Novotel Twin Waters

Stay on for the weekend and enjoy the Novotel's attractions:

  • outdoor pool and  spa
  • lagoon day spa
  • lagoon water sports
  • catamaran sailing and kayaking
  • aqua fun park
  • gymnasium
  • putt putt
  • bike, surfboard and stand up paddle hire
  • Resort dining with the popular buffet restaurant 'Nouveau', the casual 'Aqua Bar & Lounge' or grab a morning coffee and essentials from the 'Deli Market and Café'
  • close to the Novotel is the Peter Thompson and Mike Woleridge-designed 18-hole champion golf course, Australia Zoo, Underwater World, Aussie World, and the Eumundi Markets

Its location provides the ideal base for guests looking to explore the Sunshine Coast.

Check out the Sunshine Coast

 

Contact

For more information about PATH19, please contact Leanne Waller, Event Specialist at Maths Pathway on wk 03 9910 4737 or mobile 0418 890 882.

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