Australian Professional Standards for Teachers

Flexible delivery of mathematics


About this Illustration of Practice

This clip highlights a number of different initiatives that the mathematics coordinator has implemented to encourage the connectedness of mathematics in the classroom to the outside world. He has done this by introducing a number of outside professionals with mathematics experience to promote mathematics to students and support teachers. He also delivers a virtual mathematics program to enable talented mathematics students in remote locations synchronous learning opportunities.

Standard 2
Know the content and how to teach it
Focus area 2.1
Content and teaching strategies of the teaching area
Career stage
Highly Accomplished
Descriptor
Support colleagues using current and comprehensive knowledge of content and teaching strategies to develop and implement engaging learning and teaching programs.
Other descriptors
Standard 3
Plan for and implement effective teaching and learning
Focus area 3.4
Select and use resources
Career stage
Highly Accomplished
Descriptor
Assist colleagues to create, select and use a wide range of resources, including ICT, to engage students in their learning.
  1. What strategies could you introduce to develop and implement engaging learning and teaching programs?
  2. How can your school encourage meaningful ways for students to apply recent learnings in new contexts?
School
Parkes High School
New South Wales
Year level
Year 9
Related subject
Mathematics
Stage of schooling
Secondary
School type
Government
School location
Remote
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Parkes High School is located in western New South Wales and has an enrolment of approximately 700 students. A significant number of students commute by bus from smaller rural communities into Parkes. The school maintains a strong academic emphasis whilst catering for students who may pursue alternative pathways. At the school, the coordinator of mathematics is responsible for the delivery of an online Gifted and Talented Program for students in remote locations, mentoring of new teachers, coordination of mathematics teachers and implementing innovative programs.

Content provider
Organisation
Education Services Australia

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