CfEM Live 2022 conference

Places can now be booked for the Centres for Excellence in Maths (CfEM) Live 2022 conference, which takes place on 24 and 29 June and 1 July. The event showcases the latest action research findings from colleagues involved in maths delivery across Further Education (FE).

This year’s conference, which will take place online, will feature 41 thematic presentations. It will be of particular interest to practitioners who teach, support and lead level 2 maths in the FE sector. Speakers will include practitioners who have completed their most recent cycles of action research reflecting on what has worked well. Attendees will also have the chance to participate in workshops and small group discussions and to connect with like-minded peers.

The theme for the first day of the conference – Friday 24 June – will be ‘Teaching for Mastery’. The focus will be on enabling students to develop fluency and understanding of key ideas and mathematical structure. Presentations will showcase a variety of methods to boost student engagement and create deeper understanding including applying the Concrete Pictorial Abstract model, creating personalised revision video content, and using context and language to increase the material’s relatability.

On day two – Wednesday 29 June – the theme will be ‘Mathematical Resilience’ and presentations will focus on helping learners overcome negative attitudes and developing cultures in which everyone believes students can achieve. Sessions will address subjects including utilizing student engagement coaches, applying mentoring techniques, and using Vision, Effort, Systems, Practice, and Attitude (VESPA) strategies.

With its theme of ‘Responsive Teaching’, the final day – Friday 1 July – will focus on building on students’ prior learning and addressing individual needs. Sessions will look at techniques to support teachers to adapt their delivery, including applying a gamified approach to maths, using peer explanations to address misconceptions, and utilizing diagnostic assessments.

The programme on each of the three days will run between 9.45am and 3.15pm. There is no charge to attend. Places can be booked on a day-by-day basis:

Further details of the Centres for Excellence in Maths programme are available on the ETF website.

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