We are proud to welcome Queenslander Bev Gwynne to the Mathletics Lead Educator Program. Bev has been teaching for 6 years and her driving passion is simple:
Students achieving their potential, and being happy learners who challenge themselves.
As a classroom teacher at Port Douglas SS, Bev came upon Mathletics when she accepted the role of Mathletics Administrator for the school. Her students are in Years 2 and 3 and she caters for each cohort by ensuring each works on their own curriculum.
Bev’s classroom integration of Mathletics assists with their Curriculum into the Classroom (C2C) planning for the term, and 5 week focus. She informs her teaching by drawing class and student reports data around student strengths and weaknesses. She achieves this by using the Mathletics Assessments particularly the curriculum-aligned assessments with their automated diagnosis of each student and targeted development areas, and also in using the Naplan-style preparation tests.
Bev is very appreciative of the parental support she receives for her class. She promotes and encourages parents to engage with their children’s knowledge and use of Mathletics and clearly this has paid off. Some Port Douglas parents even volunteer to assist with Mathletics class sessions.
Support to colleagues is made available through Professional Development workshops at staff meetings and Bev encourages them to commence their Mathletics Certification. “Part of my role as Mathletics Administrator is to assist new teachers and provide ongoing teacher training.” As a Lead Educator she also provides regular updates on school usage. She has taken her experience further though by co-hosting a Mathletics Certification webinar, sharing her knowledge, tips and ideas with teachers across Australia.
To enrich learning in classrooms, Bev coordinates the Mathletics Cup Challenge each week. This challenge identifies the Port Douglas class with the highest number of certificates, which is declared the winner. Students achievement is recognised both individually and by class, with a weekly presentation on Assembly Day. “Our students just love to compete with the other classes for the weekly winner of the Mathletics Cup. Great motivation!”
Bev reflects on her recent achievement, “Certification has given me new knowledge and insights into my role as the Mathletics Administrator. It has enriched both mine and the students learning in my class as we have explored the many areas on the website.” So it seems it’s not just the students who are happy learners.
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