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
    • $695.00 excl. GST

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Registrations close Sunday 21 July, 11pm

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 unrivalled 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
Co-founder, Maths Pathway

 

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.

   

Justin Matthys
Co-founder, Maths Pathway

     

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.

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.

Thursday 25 July
Day 1

 

Friday 26 July
Day 2

8:00amRegistration
Arrival tea/coffee

Lily's on the Lagoon

    7:30amBreakfast

Nouveau Restaurant

9:00am  Welcome

Plenary, Lily's on the Lagoon

 9:00amWelcome 

Plenary, Lily's on the Lagoon

9:30am 

Keynote 1
Plenary, Lily's on the Lagoon

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

'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
Plenary, Lily's on the Lagoon

Justin Matthys
Co-founder & Chief Integrator, Maths Pathway, VIC

'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.

10:30am Morning tea

Lily's on the Lagoon Deck

 10:30am Morning Tea

Lily's on the Lagoon Deck

11:00am 

Session 1

(3 workshops to choose from)

 11:00am 

Session 4

(3 workshops to choose from)

 

Session 1A
Lily's on the Lagoon 1

Angela Brittain
Head of Mathematics, The SCOTS PGC College, QLD

'From Year 10 to Year 11'
This session will show how we bridge our Year 10 students using Maths Pathway into studies in Year 11. We will look at skill development for Year 11 and how that informs Rich tasks, modules, and projects. Constructive discussions will focus on how to best prepare students for their future studies. 

Who will benefit from this presentation?
Teachers of Year 10 and Senior Maths teachers.

What will delegates get out of your session?
Identify potential issues students may experience moving from Maths Pathway to Senior Maths. Shared experiences and solutions.

  

Session 4A
Lily's on the Lagoon 1

Stephanie Grenfell
Senior Learning Community Learning Leader, St Joseph's School, Cobram, VIC
Shelley Clancy
Classroom Teacher, St Joseph's School, Cobram, VIC

'Data + Mini Lessons = Let's make sense!'
This session will cover how we have changed our teaching practices to include more data driven, targeted mini lessons and opportunities for Rich Learning, critical thinking and problem solving. See how we have overcome the challenges of introducing these elements into our fortnightly cycle. We will finish off with some of our favourite energisers for the beginning of lessons that have multiple points of entry. You will be able to take some practical strategies back to school for planning and implementation in the classroom.

Who will benefit from this presentation?
Teachers of Years 5-8 students.

What will delegates get out of your session?
You will be able to make some practical strategies back to school for planning and implementation in the classroom.

 

Session 1B
Lily's on the Lagoon 2

Paige Cathcart
Middle School Teacher, Riverside Christian College, QLD

'Simple but effective - Scaffolding sessions with energisers in mind!'
I'll explain how I incorporate energisers into a typical Maths Pathway session to optimise student engagement and learning. Through the digital tool of timed slides, students understand the high expectations and need for uninterrupted sprints in order to complete their modules effectively. Together we will brainstorm potential energisers including open-ended questions, problem solving and misconceptions. These energisers will become a resource bank that we can all draw upon when we return to our schools and begin planning for our next Maths Pathway lesson. Simply add the energisers into each lesson’s timed slideshow, which will be distributed at the conclusion of the session.

Who will benefit from this presentation?
Maths Pathway classroom teachers.

What will teachers get out of your session?
An understanding of how to structure a typical Maths Pathway lesson to ensure students are engaged and utilising their time. Teachers attending will walk away with a digital, editable copy of a slideshow that breaks their Maths Pathway sessions into timed sprints and energisers. 

  

Session 4B
Lily's on the Lagoon 2

Lachlan Champion
Director of Mathematics & Innovative Learning, Wellington Secondary College, VIC

'Getting EVERYONE on board - towards 200% Growth!
Once you've started Maths Pathway at your school, how do you improve it, grow it, make it better and stop it from fading away when key people leave? whether you're an experienced Maths Pathway veteran or a complete novice, you will leave this presentation with a concrete understanding of what will work, why it will work, and what mistakes to avoid in a case study across two separate schools. I've launched Maths Pathway twice from scratch at two large contrasting secondary communities: high and low SES; high and low proportion of EAL; high and low intrinsic motivation; and high and low openness to change. I have also strategically grown and expanded the program every single year - increasing the number of students, doubling the number of staff, more than doubling the number of students & classes. 

Who will benefit from this presentation?
Change Leaders, Classroom teachers; in fact, everyone.

What will delegates get out of your session?
Practical tips to improve their classes, their teaching teams, and all Maths Pathway classes at their school.

 

 

Session 1C
Maroochy Room

Lachlan Champion
Director of Mathematics & Innovative Learning, Wellington Secondary College, VIC

'Getting EVERYONE on board - towards 200% Growth!'
Once you've started Maths Pathway at your school, how do you improve it, grow it, make it better and stop it from fading away when key people leave? Whether you're an experienced Maths Pathway veteran or a complete novice, you will leave this presentation with a concrete understanding of what will work, why it will work, and what mistakes to avoid in a case study across two separate schools. I've launched Maths Pathway twice from scratch at two large contrasting secondary communities: high and low SES; high and low proportion of EAL; high and low intrinsic motivation and high and low openness to change. I have also strategically grown and expanded the program every single year - increasing the number of students, doubling the number of staff, more than doubling the number of students & classes. 

Who will benefit from this presentation?
Change leaders, Classroom teachers; in fact, everyone.

What will delegates get out of your session?
Practical tips to improve their classes, their teaching teams, and all Maths Pathway classes at their school.

  

Session 4C
Maroochy Room

Anna McGann
Learning Specialist, Maths Pathway, VIC
Michaela Epstein
Head of Learning, Maths Pathway, VIC

'Definitely, maybe. The 0 to 1 of probability'
How can you encourage students to be curious about probability? How can probability concepts be turned into energisers for the classroom? How do students learn probability with Maths Pathway? In this interactive session, you will take a deep dive into probability, an often under-appreciated part of the maths curriculum. We will discuss research, practical activities and tips for ensuring your students get the most out of this topic.

Who will benefit from this presentation?
All teachers and teaching coaches/maths leaders.

What will delegates get out of your session?
Teachers will learn about the importance of probability and communicating this to students.

12:30pm Lunch

Lily's on the Lagoon Deck

 12:30pm Lunch

Lily's on the Lagoon Deck

1:30pm

Session 2

(3 workshops to choose from)

 1:30pm

 Session 5

(3 workshops to choose from)

 

Session 2A
Lily's on the Lagoon 1

Laura Overdyk
Year 7 Learning Culture Teacher, St Francis Xavier College, VIC

'Grouping for Success!'
Grouping for success is a workshop designed to offer strategies and resources for teachers who would like to begin implementing mini lessons in their classrooms We will look at different ways to group your students using Maths Pathway data, classroom management tips for a smooth lesson, and engaging activities that focus on conceptual understanding of key concepts. 

Who will benefit from this presentation?
Teachers wanting to incorporate mini lessons in their classrooms.

What will delegates get out of your session?
Confidence in implementing mini lessons in their classroom.

  

Session 5A
Lily's on the Lagoon 1

Emily Brookes
Director of Teaching & Learning, Torrens Valley Christian School, SA

'Leading Change'
This interactive workshop is designed for leaders and teachers who are at any stage of the journey to transform standard classroom practices into Maths Pathway practices. Using Professional Protocols, we will explore practical tools and principles for leading change and explore the opportunities and challenges faced with stakeholders when implementing Maths Pathway. You will gain insight into your own practice for leading change, consider your role in creating a system for continuous professional learning, and come away with ideas for cultivating culture and promoting collaboration. 

Who will benefit from this presentation?
Leaders and/or Teachers.

What will delegates get out of your session?
Leaders and teachers will gain insight into their own practice for leading change, consider their role in creating a system for continuous professional learning and come away with ideas for cultivating culture and promoting collaboration. The hope for this session is that leaders and teachers will feel a little more empowered and equipped in beginning or continuous the implementation of Maths Pathway in their school.

 

Session 2B
Lily's on the Lagoon 2

Luke D'Astoli
School Improvement Consultant, Maths Pathway, VIC

'Effective strategies for higher engagement'
Failing to plan is planning to fail. In this session, you'll learn how to structure and present your lessons to maximise student effectiveness and promote mathematical discourse. Speaking and listening are general capabilities that need to be developed in the maths class too!

Who will benefit from this presentation?
All MP teachers who are looking to be deliberate about how they develop the learning strategies and speaking and listening skills of their students. Ideal for teachers with six months or more experience in a Maths Pathway classroom.

What will delegates get out of your session?
How to structure, prepare and deliver your lessons for maximum impact. You'll walk away with strategies to improve the learning habits of your students and encourage more meaningful dialogue.

  

Session 5B
Lily's on the Lagoon 2

Paige Cathcart
Middle School Teacher, Riverside Christian College, QLD

'Simple but effective - Scaffolding sessions with energisers in mind!'
I'll explain how I incorporate energisers into a typical Maths Pathway session to optimise student engagement and learning. Through the digital tool of timed slides, students understand the high expectations and need for uninterrupted sprints in order to complete their modules effectively. Together we will brainstorm potential energisers including open-ended questions, problem solving and misconceptions. These energisers will become a resource bank that we can all draw upon when we return to our schools and begin planning for our next Maths Pathway lesson. Simply add the energisers into each lesson’s timed slideshow, which will be distributed at the conclusion of the session.

Who will benefit from this presentation?
Maths Pathway classroom teachers.

What will teachers get out of your session?
An understanding of how to structure a typical Maths Pathway lesson to ensure students are engaged and utilising their time. Teachers attending will walk away with a digital, editable copy of a slideshow that breaks their Maths Pathway sessions into timed sprints and energisers.

 

Session 2C
Maroochy Room

Carmen Cibi
Mathematics Coordinator, Temple Christian College, SA

'MP Data use in school reports'
There is no single metric of success, but communicating success transparently to parents often means struggling to find a way to represent all the data in a small number of figures. In this workshop, we’ll explore some of the data that can be used to form an accurate and fair representation of a student’s abilities for their reports, as well as some excel techniques you can use to work with all the data you have.

Who will benefit from this presentation?
Teachers

What will delegates get out of your session?
Different ways of using Maths Pathway data and analysis of certain aspects within it.

  

Session 5C
Maroochy Room

Matt Blanc
Product Analyst and Designer, Maths Pathway, VIC
Philip Ardeljan
Website Designer, Maths Pathway, VIC

'Designing the perfect mini-lesson builder!'
In this design workshop, attendees will work together to come up with ideas for and influence the design of a new 'mini lesson builder'. The design team will also share how new features get built at Maths Pathway, and give attendees a peek at some exciting upcoming features. 

Who will benefit from this presentation?
Teachers who are interested in new features at Maths Pathway, teachers who want to contribute to an upcoming feature, and teachers who are interested in design and technology.

What will delegates get out of your session?
An understanding of what goes into the design process, the opportunity to directly impact a major new feature that'll be used by Maths Pathway schools, and a chance to see what new things will be released soon.

3:00pm

Session 3

(3 workshops to choose from)

 3:00PM Afternoon tea

Lily's on the Lagoon Deck

 

Session 3A
Lily's on the Lagoon 1

Bree Schutt
Year 6 Classroom Teacher, Sacred Heart Primary School, VIC
Marly Fountain
Year 5 Classroom Teacher, Sacred Heart Primary School, VIC

'Pathways Practice'
We've seen amazing growth in our students er the last 3 years. In this presentation, we'll demonstrate how we run an everyday lesson and how we incorporate mini lessons and Rich Learning tasks that contribute to students' growth . We'll also cover how we, as teachers in an open planned learning environment, track and differentiate learning for all students. There will be a discussion of the challenges that we faced in the implementation of Maths Pathway and how we introduced the model to parents.

Who will benefit from this presentation?
Schools looking to better embed Maths Pathway elements into their daily routines.

What will delegates get out of your session?
A practical and easy to follow lesson structure as well as an understanding of the benefits of an open planned, growth mindset approach.

 

3:30pm

 

Keynote 4
Plenary, Lily's on the Lagoon

Richard Wilson
Co-founder & Chief Visionary, Maths Pathway, VIC

'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.

 

Session 3B
Lily's on the Lagoon 2

David Bailey
Classroom Teacher, Golden Grove High School, SA

'The Sales Pitch'
I love the Maths Pathway Model, but do I think it solves all the problems of a maths classroom on it's own...No. I do believe it solves many that a traditional model does not. "Selling" the model to parents is an important part of success as we want a positive learning culture both at home and at school - especially when it comes to maths. I will share my experiences of how I present to parents at Information Nights - the same approach presented to governing councils, school leadership and even new teachers to Maths Pathway. I will share a PowerPoint I've used for my presentation and a link to a video of our last Parent Information Night. We will then have an open discussion on how this communication can be improved or adapted to specific sites. 

Who will benefit from this presentation?
Anyone who needs to explain the benefits of Maths Pathway to their school community.

What will delegates get out of your session?
Clear ideas on how to explain why your school has adapted the Maths Pathway Model.

 

 4:45pm

 

 

5:15pm

 Closing

 

 

Finish 

 

Session 3C
Maroochy Room

Damian Mitchell
Head of Junior School, Central Coast Sports College, NSW
Timothy McBride
Maths Teacher, Central Coast Sports College, NSW

'We rolled out Maths Pathway and passed accreditation!'
 
This lecture follows CCSC's journey through 2 NESA inspections. The first was when CCSC was transitioning from the traditional delivery of mathematics and the second inspection was when Maths Pathway was fully embedded in Grades 3-10. The feedback on our program was outstanding. 

In this lecture, we will cover:

  • The questions raised by the accreditation inspectors and how to explain Maths Pathway so they understand mastery teaching and true differentiation.
  • Examples of how to present Maths Pathway through the lens of an inspector within the context of compliance. This includes programming, timetabling, assessment and scope and sequences.
  • How to explain to parents and inspectors the pathway from a traditional perspective of delivering syllabus content and topics.
  • The opportunity to understand the pitfalls of not trusting the Maths Pathway data and using it to present a detailed class and student profile to the inspectors. 

Who will benefit from this presentation?
NSW Schools or any other school that needs to comply to Australian Curriculum.

What will delegates get out of your session?
Shortcuts, tools and examples on what they should and shouldn't present. How to program scope and sequences along with units of work. What feedback we've received in our accreditation approval.

   
 4:00pm

Afternoon tea

Lily's on the Lagoon Deck

 

   
4:30pm

Keynote 2
Plenary, Lily's on the Lagoon

Lily Serna
Mathematician, TV Presenter, Data Analyst at Atlassian, NSW

'Why Maths?'
Lily will share stories as a longtime maths lover and valuable insights from a decade of experience in getting audiences including students enthused about maths.

   
5:30pm

 Free time

   
6:30pm - 9:00pm Conference dinner -beach BBQ buffet

 Lorikeet Beach

   

 

Presenters

Session Presenter Biography
Lachlan ChampionLachlan has a life-long love of Maths, codes, puzzles, rich problem solving and deep learning. He has been Head of Mathematics for nine years across two schools, and served as YLC for five years. He came into teaching to chase those precious “A-ha!” moments when a student is suddenly struck by a new understanding.  Lachlan enjoys exploring how we learn and examining pragmatic ways to teach more effectively. He loves finding novel and exciting ways to explain, engage and kindle curiosity. Lachlan has been using Maths Pathway continuously in his classes since 2014, with thousands of students — many of his ideas and presentations (to parents, to staff, to students) have now been adopted as part of the official Maths Pathway rollout.
Angela BrittainAngela has worked in education for almost 20 years, in Australia and overseas.  She has a passion for educating in Mathematics and seeing students achieve success.  Anglea has been teaching Maths using Maths Pathway for 2 years.
Laura OverdykLaura Overdyk is an experienced Maths and Science teacher at St. Francis Xavier College and has been instrumental in the implementation of Maths Pathway since its introduction in 2016. She has a Masters in Education with a focus in technology and contemporary learning. As the Year 7 Learning Culture Leader at the Officer campus, Laura works with teachers to develop their pedagogy and looks at different ways to differentiate the curriculum at a junior secondary level. Laura is passionate about maths education and empowering students to feel confident in their mathematical abilities through a growth mindset.
Carmen CibiCarmen has been teaching mathematics for the last 13 years. Before that, Carmen worked in the engineering field as a project manager in the HVAC commercial companies. Carmen enjoy long walks on the beach and travelling. Her passion is educating teenagers and finding new ways to deliver AC curriculum that is effective for their progress.
Luke D'AstoliLuke is a passionate educator and analytical thinker who has spent the past few years with Maths Pathway helping over 80 schools to implement the Maths Pathway Model. This experience has provided Luke with unique insights into the challenges facing Maths Pathway teachers as well as the collective wisdom they apply in overcoming those challenges.
Damian MitchellDamian is currently Head of K-8 College at a 400+ K-12 sports college. Initially, a classroom teacher for 7 years in the Catholic and Independent sectors, Damian transitioned to a leadership role within Central Coast Sports College.  

He’s a big believer in student readiness and the fact that age is irrelevant when it comes to learning. Children progress at different rates during their school life and so does their willingness to learn new concepts. Damian’s focus has been developing this approach of readiness and mastery in all Key Learning Areas across the K-8 environment. Maths Pathway is a tool that does exactly this.

David BaileyDavid has been teaching at Golden Grove High School, a large South Australian state school, for 10 years. In that time he has been frustrated by the number of students who are capable of learning senior maths but are let down by the gaps in their learning, especially from early years. When he heard about the Maths Pathway Model he knew we had to give it a go because the status quo wasn’t working for the majority of our students.
Paige CathcartPassionate Middle Years educator, teaching Year 6 for the fifth year in a row. Showcasing her classroom and creative teaching practices through Instagram @Teaching6.
Stephanie Grenfell and Shelley ClancyStephanie Grenfell and Shelley Clancy are senior primary teachers working in northern rural Victoria. The pair are experienced teachers, with Shelley having specialised in primary Mathematics for many years. They have been utilising Maths Pathway in their school for students in Year 5 and 6 since mid 2017. Maths Pathway has allowed them and their team to create a differentiated Mathematics program that suits the needs of all their students. For their school it was a priority to implement Maths Pathway slowly, this ensured all elements of the program were implemented with fidelity. They are now at a stage where they are beginning to focus on using the data provided by Maths Pathway in the best ways possible.
Matt Blanc and Philip ArdeljanThe Product Insights team at Maths Pathway is responsible for product design decision-making. The members of the team are Justin Matthys, Maths Pathway co-founder, Mathew Blanc, a Product Analyst in charge of internal design processes and product management, and Philip Ardeljan, a Web Designer who is responsible for creating intuitive and delightful experiences. By using human-centred design principles, the Product Insights team strives to enable teachers to be more effective both inside and outside the classroom.
Emily BrookesEmily lives in Adelaide, South Australia and has been teaching Maths and Science for 21 years in various government and independent schools in the country and city. This year, after being Middle School Maths and Science Coordinator, and Teaching and Learning Coordinator – Professional Learning, Emily has been appointed Director of Teaching and Learning at Torrens Valley Christian School and is part of the Senior Executive Team. Emily’s passion is particularly in Professional Learning, Classroom Practice and Critical & Creative Thinking. She thrives on learning, aspiring and being challenged. (AND styling homes. AND de-cluttering. AND buying new books that look excellent).
Anna McGannAnna has always been passionate about maths and maths education. This led to her completing a PhD in Applied Mathematics. Now she is working to make sure that all students enjoy maths as much as she does.
Timothy McBride Senior College Mathematics teacher. Has been a teacher for many years in the traditional independent school environment. Is new to MP but has seen the benefits of Maths Pathway and the pitfalls of traditional delivery of Maths within the High School context.

I’m a new convert to the Maths Pathway system. I believe it’s the best tool to approach real differentiation in a mathematics classroom. I love the challenge that MP presents where we need to build a culture that promotes self-regulated students who know what they’re learning. It’s a fresh and fun problem to solve. 

Bree SchuttI am in my fourth year teaching upper primary at Sacred Heart. I have been one of the primary coordinators in implementing our Maths Pathway journey for both Year 5 and Year 6. I have a passion for teaching numeracy and have loved maths since my schooling days. I also love being an active member of the community. 

 

Cost

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, 6.30pm
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 smart casual summer/beach wear. Dress up in your most coluorful 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. 

Parking
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
11:20amRich Learning Intensive
1:00pmLunch
1:45pm

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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