Michelle Lord is Mathletics Lead Educator from Wanniassa School, ACT
Michelle has been teaching for more than ten years in varying roles as classroom teacher, Literacy and Numeracy Field Officer and Executive Teacher Professional Practice.
Mathletics is a tool that Michelle has used to support students’ learning within schools over the past seven years as a teacher and facilitator of the schools’ online programs.
Michelle has worked with students who believe that maths is too hard and have displayed avoidance behaviours. After being provided with targeted intervention through in class activities, small group work and Mathletics tasks for consolidation, students display a higher level of engagement in maths use the program at their own choice.
Michelle supports her colleagues through staff meetings, professional learning about the resources and supporting teachers through modelling and coaching. Teachers are trialling and developing ways to flip their classroom learning environment and embed this through their use of GAFE (Google Applications for Education) and PED (Personal Electronic Device) school environment.