Meet some Lead Educators
Meet some Lead Educators…
The Mathletics Lead Educator program is an initiative to recognise and support Y1-13 educators who are innovative leaders, integrating Mathletics technologies in the classroom. Our Lead Educators are ambassadors to their community, inspiring teachers with their passion for teaching with technology.
Vanya Duncan – American School of Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
Vanya Duncan is a Grade 4 teacher at American School of Ulaanbaatar and have previously taught in Thailand, South Korea, and in Denver Public Schools in Colorado. Vanya has implemented a school-wide weekly Mathletics Live competition in which students compete against other students in the school, as well as against their teachers.
Vanya thinks that one of the great benefits of using Mathletics in the international school setting is the benefit for second language learners both in the classroom and at home. Mathletics provides visual and linguistic support through the Animated Maths Dictionary, animated lessons, and interactive help buttons. Both students and parents of all linguistic backgrounds benefit from the visual resources Mathletics provides at home.
Penelope Hobbin – Mirboo North PS, Victoria Australia
Penelope is passionate about providing each and every student with the skills to take them wherever they want to go in life. She does this by facilitating not doing. Penelope’s students very quickly learn to be independent and are encouraged to use their initiative and ‘think outside the square’.
Penny has been successful in facilitating Mathletics within her school during Staff Meetings and directly supports colleagues in their use of the program, using Mathletics as an assessment tool to support their evidence base for each of their students.
Emmalee Lesleighter – Sherwood State School, QLD
Emmalee Lesleighter began teaching in 2011 and currently takes a Year 6 class. Her school Sherwood State School has integrated Mathletics as part of their school wide maths program. Emmalee uses Mathletics both for differentiation and in guided lessons weekly to analyse activities students have difficulty with and then, using preview activity, work through misconceptions.
Emmalee would like to see Mathletics expand their bank of videos to include explicit lessons for problem solving and have activities which focus on explicit problem solving heuristics.
Belinda Piggott – Capricornia School of Distance Education, QLD
Say hello to Belinda Piggott, one of our Mathletics Lead Educators from Queensland.
Belinda teaches in Queensland’s Capricornia School of Distance Education. She has been at this school for 8 years currently teaching Year 5 and spent last year as a Pedagogical Coach. The school has a dynamic community and Belinda finds it an exciting place to work being driven by great teachers and great technology.
Amanda Attal – Sherwood SS, QLD
Meet Amanda. She has been teaching for 4 years in Queensland.
Together with fellow Lead Educator Emmalee Lesleighter, Amanda provides professional development sessions with colleagues on using diagnostic assessments to define areas of mathematics where students require development and how results and reporting functionality can be used to track student numeracy progress.
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