Ecolint 10th Annual Inclusive Education Conference
Formerly SEN CONFERENCE
Dyscalculia and Maths Anxiety - Making Sense of the Numbers
The 2019 Conference
Again, this year our conference will focus on inclusive education of students with special educational needs in the mainstream classrooms. Our guest speakers will provide insights, research, practical tools and solutions on how to best provide learning opportunities for all students involved. The participants will benefit from expanding their knowledge on what works in the inclusive classroom. They will have the opportunity to share experiences and realise just how enriching it is to have students with learning difficulties in their classrooms.
- Dyscalculia Practical Solutions - to provide practitioners practical strategies that they can use in the classroom to support dyscalculic learners. A variety of concrete materials will be demonstrated and the delegates will have the opportunity to work with these materials as well as creating games and activities to take from the session straight into the classroom.
- Dyscalculia Teaching Strategies and Approaches - exploration of a variety of teaching strategies and approaches. Looking at bar modelling approaches as well as a tried and tested structure for introducing a new mathematical concept. The course will also look at different learning styles in Mathematics and how this can impact on both teaching and learning
- Maths Anxiety - unpack the “why” so many learners suffer from this and how it can be a very real barrier to their learning. Strategies for overcoming maths fear and anxiety will be explored together with examples of activities and games that help learners to feel more positive about maths and maybe even enjoy it!
Key Note Speakers
As it is a one-day conference, it has been chosen this year to focus solely on inclusive education in the mainstream classrooms in order to provide opportunity for deeper discussion and offer more practical guidance.
Judy Hornigold BSc, PGCSpE, AMBD
Judy is an independent education consultant specialising in dyslexia and dyscalculia and also an Associate Tutor for the BDA and Edge Hill University. She is also a trainer for Maths – No Problem! training course in Singapore. Her previous role was as a senior teacher for Dyslexia Action where she gained a great deal of experience in teaching dyslexic children and adults.
Judy is a primary trained teacher and is a qualified specialist teacher of dyslexia having gained a Post Graduate Certificate in Special Education and AMBDA.
She has written a guide book for parents of children with dyslexia, two books of ready-made lessons for learners with dyscalculia, the Dyscalculia Pocketbook and most recently the SEN books publication, Making Maths Visual and Tactile.
Judy has delivered many lectures and workshops at conferences throughout the UK and internationally in Europe, the UAE and New Zealand.
Heartfelt thank you to the SASA Setton Foundation for their continued support in funding this event.
- 08.30 Registration, coffee and croissants
- 08.50 Welcome & Introduction
- 09.00 Maths Difficulties: Dyscalculia, Dyslexia or Dyspraxia?
- 10.30 HEALTH BREAK
- 11.00 Maths Anxiety and Working Memory
- 12:30 LUNCH
- 13.30 Visualisation and Concrete Pictorial Abstract Approach
- 14.30 MOVEMENT BREAK
- 14.45 Curiosity and Maths. How to engage the reluctant learner
- 15.30 Questions