Positive Maths for Indigenous Students Conference
The PM4IS Conference will be held In Cairns Queensland on 8 March 2019 at Trinity Bay State High School. As a proud sponsor, Maths Pathway will be exhibiting.
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PM4IS 2019 conference is for all educators, community representatives, and organisations. The event has a focus on STEAM, relationships, and student empowerment. It will provide an opportunity for school, organisations, government and community to come together to share promising practices in teaching mathematical processes, focusing on Indigenous pedagogy for all students. There is opportunity for members of the community and people from businesses to attend sessions that permit food for thought on relationship development and community awareness.
Positive Mathematics for Indigenous Students proudly presents our second conference entitled Networking: Adding Communities, Multiplying Success. The vision is to share effective strategies and establish positive partnerships to educate and empower Indigenous students. The conference will provide opportunities for delegates to establish relationships and collaborate with stakeholders regarding the educational priorities of students of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage.
We are honoured to announce that our keynote speakers are Dr Chris Matthews and Prof Pauline Taylor-Guy. Dr Matthews, is the chairperson of ATSIMA, completed his PhD in Applied Mathematics, and is a Noonuccal man from Minjerribah (Stradbroke Island), Quandamooka First Nation (Moreton Bay) in Queensland. Professor Pauline Taylor-Guy is the Director of ACER Institute.
The conference will:
- Provide networking opportunities for educators, communities, professional bodies, organisations, and businesses.
- Raise awareness to positive mathematics, catering for students of all abilities, being conducted in schools.
- Bring together teachers and educators from all sectors of teaching, from Primary Education to Adult Education.
- Promote the stories of the longest lasting cultures in the world.
- Promote the culture, tradition and dances of specific regions of Australia.
- Promote ongoing connection after the delivery of the conference.
- Have a day of presentations on Friday 8 March, 2019 at Trinity Bay SHS in Manunda, Cairns.
Presentations at Trinity Bay State High School will be on Friday 8 March 2019
Dinner at Plantations, Bungalow Hotel will be on Friday 8 March, 201
Conference community based day meeting at Rydges, Cairn Esplanade and a community day at Yarrabah on Saturday 9 March, 2019.
Visit Laura Marinesco at the Maths Pathway exhibit to learn more about the MP learning and teaching model that supports teachers to deliver learning to every student, increasing growth and engagement in the classroom. All visitors to the Maths Pathway exhibit will receive a free set of 'one-liner' open-ended puzzles that you can use in your classroom. While there, go in the draw for a Maths4Love Prime Climb mathematical game or a Maths4Love Tiny Polka Dot number loving learning game suitable for primary students.
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