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Online Maths Support for Remote Learners – 3rd July 2019

Staffordshire University, 10:00am – 4:00pm

A FREE sigma Network event. We are delighted to welcome two experts from the Open University as our keynote speakers, Dr Tim Lowe and Dr Sue Pawley. Between them they will cover how they teach mathematics online and how maths students are supported remotely outside formal teaching time. It is anticipated that such a comprehensive overview will give delegates plenty of ideas and inspiration to apply to their own situations.

On the theme of supporting remote learners, attendees are invited to present 10 minute ‘show and tell’ talks about their experiences, which may be positive or negative. Time will be built into the programme for discussion and sharing of successful practice.

In the afternoon, after the second keynote speaker, hands-on workshops will offer attendees the opportunity to explore Blackboard Collaborate, Microsoft Teams and the use of graphic tablets as tools for online support.

A more detailed programme of the day will be provided nearer the time.

The event will start at 10am (first speaker at 10.40am) and will finish around 3.30/ 4.00pm. It will be located in the Staffordshire University Science Centre just around the corner from Stoke-on-Trent train station (a 2/3 minute walk). A buffet lunch is included, and attendees will be contacted individually regarding parking requests, accessibility and dietary requirements.

HOST:  Staffordshire University (Academic Skills Team, Library)

BOOK YOUR PLACE: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/online-maths-support-for-remote-learners-a-free-sigma-network-event-tickets-59225268372

CONTACT:  angela.evans@staffs.ac.uk

 

For those working towards HEA Fellowship, attendance at and engagement with this event, and reflection on its implication for practice, could help to provide evidence towards elements of the UK Professional Standards Framework: A1, A2, A3, A4, A5, K2, K3, K4, K5, V1, V2, V3, V4. (For further information, see the sigma Network publication MS-MAPS.)

Supporting Nurses with Drug Calculations – 22nd May 2019

Middlesex University, Hendon. 10:00am – 3:30pm This is a free one-day workshop for maths support practitioners who work with nursing and midwifery students. The focus will be on sharing experiences of the challenges this kind of support poses, and of different approaches to overcoming them. This might include helping students with wider issues of arithmeticContinue Reading

Inclusive Teaching: Offering a tailored approach in supporting students’ learning in maths – 26th March 2019

George Fox Building  LT5   –    9.30 am to 5.00 pm (lunch included) The Maths Learning Development (MLD) Team at Lancaster University (LU) is running a FREE sharing practice event to promote our student maths support service. Our approach to maths learning development is focused on providing a proactive, tailored and timely delivered service, which allows meetingContinue Reading

Impact and Evaluation of Mathematics Support – 15th March 2019

Lanchester Library, Coventry University Friday 15th March 2019 10.30am – 3.30pm A free workshop to explore ways of evaluating the impact of your mathematics and statistics support service. Draft Programme 10.00am              Registration and coffee 10.30am               Welcome and housekeeping 10.35am               A senior management perspective .                                (Duncan Lawson, former PVC Newman University) 11.20am               Comfort break 11.30am              Continue Reading

New Tutor Training in Essex – 7th November 2018

Will your maths support centre be employing new tutors in the coming year? For example, UG/PG students or academic staff who are new to the practice of maths and statistics support in HE? The sigma Network is offering a FREE one-day training workshop for new mathematics and statistics support tutors on Wednesday 7th November 2018, at the University of Essex. ThisContinue Reading

Tutor training for statistics support, Coventry – 26th October 2018

The sigma Network’s Special Interest Group in Statistics Support is hosting a free one day workshop on developing the skills needed for providing effective statistics support.  This is aimed at anyone who gives statistical advice and wishes to improve their skills in providing this type of support. The statistics support needs of many students usuallyContinue Reading

New Tutor Training in Cardiff – 5th October 2018

Will your maths support centre be employing new tutors in the coming year? For example, UG/PG students or academic staff who are new to the practice of maths and statistics support in HE? The sigma Network is offering a FREE one-day training workshop for new mathematics and statistics support tutors on Friday 5th October 2018, at Cardiff University. OUTLINEContinue Reading

New Tutor Training at Leeds – 24th September 2018

Will your maths support centre be employing new tutors in the coming year? For example, postgrad students or academic staff who are new to the practice of mathematics and statistics support in HE? The sigma Network is offering a FREE one-day training workshop for new maths and statistics support tutors on Monday 24th September 2018, at the UniversityContinue Reading

New Tutor Training in Greenwich – 21st September 2018

Will your maths support centre be employing new tutors this year? For example, UG/PG students or academic staff who are new to the practice of maths and statistics support in HE? The sigma Network is offering a FREE one-day training workshop for new maths and statistics support tutors on Friday 21st September 2018, at the University of Greenwich,Continue Reading

Accessibility SIG resource working day #2 – 16th August 2018

An Accessibility SIG working day hosted by the Mathematics Resources Centre (MASH), University of Bath on Thursday 16th August, 9:30-16:00 Call for participants The sigma Network Accessibility Special Interest Group aims to produce two sets of guidance resources on accessibility in a mathematics support context. The first set will be for mathematics and statistics supportContinue Reading