90 learners taking this course
I loved the variety of resources, videos and ideas. The activities were very enjoyable – Karen
This course is a total time saver. I have so many lessons ready to go! – Leanne
I’m going to use these ideas and resources to link to real-life problem solving in Year 8 – Rob
This course will help you provide real-life learning experiences that develop students’ maths skills and understandings. You will learn:
- How to use student-led waste audits as part of Year 7 and Year 8 maths lessons.
- How to identify about the different types of waste and litter at your school.
- Different methods for collecting and representing waste data.
- How to differentiate your teaching and extend students’ learning.
This course will take you 2 hours to complete. Enjoy it in one session or spread it out over a few weeks. You will have ongoing access.
This course is on-demand and for private study. Learn at your own pace and at times that suit you. Get a certificate when you finish.
- Mathematics: Year 7 and Year 8
- General capabilities: Numeracy, Critical and Creative Thinking
- Cross curriculum priorities: SustainabilityMathematics: Year 1 to Year 6
This course is mapped to the Professional Standards for Teachers. It is accredited for teacher professional development hours in the following states and territories:
Proficient Teacher – all states and territories except NSW
2.5.2 Apply knowledge and understanding of effective teaching strategies to support students’ literacy and numeracy achievement.
3.3.2 Plan and implement well-structured learning and teaching programs or lesson sequences that engage students and promote learning
3.4.2 Select and/or create and use a range of resources, including ICT, to engage students in their learning.
Highly Accomplished Teacher – all states and territories except NSW
2.5.3 Support colleagues to implement effective teaching strategies to improve students’ literacy and numeracy achievement.
3.3.3 Support colleagues to select and apply effective teaching strategies to develop knowledge, skills, problem solving and Critical and Creative Thinking.
3.4.3 Assist colleagues to create, select and use a wide range of resources, including ICT, to engage students in their learning.
This course is accredited by TQI for 2 hours professional development for teachers in the ACT.
Completing Use Secondary Maths to Measure Waste will contribute 2 hours and 0 minutes of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Registered PD addressing 2.5.2, 3.3.2 and 3.4.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.
Chris Vella from Cool Australia is your course teacher. He has worked in the education sector for over 10 years as a classroom teacher and educational consultant. He has also worked at Western Sydney University. Chris loves getting creative with education and supporting others to do the same.
As a not-for-profit organisation all revenue from our Professional Development courses is reinvested into providing teachers with the resources to become the designers of exceptional learning.