Catholic Education Canberra Goulburn (CECG) continues to make great strides in achieving the Catalyst vision and in recognising that the teacher is the most important learner. It has committed significant resources and expertise to produce an unprecedented suite of materials for teachers to leverage every day, to optimise their impact and save them time in class preparation.
By the end of 2023, teachers working in Kindergarten to Year 6 will be able to access a complete year’s worth of Mathematics curriculum resources. With 950 high quality teaching resources developed to date, in partnership with Shaping Minds and Ochre Education, a further 1,300 resources will be delivered by December.
CECG Director Ross Fox said developing these high quality, low variance resources and sharing them throughout every school in the Archdiocese would boost teacher efficiency and support.
“We’ve worked with partners to construct a curriculum that we are proud of, having both quality and quantity of resources, that are directly applicable to all K-6 Mathematics, for a full year of learning.”
“By provisioning these resources, teachers in our schools will spend less time planning and finding materials with more time doing what they do best – teaching children,” he said.
“This will also help us to ensure every student in every classroom is afforded excellent learning opportunities,” Ross said.
These materials are being incorporated as part of teacher professional learning through High Impact Teaching Practice to ensure staff are confident in implementing them in the classroom.
Usage and feedback of the resources have been overwhelmingly positive. Data to date has shown the resources, which are available through the Catalyst Resources Centre (staff only), have been accessed over 75,000 times. Equating to over 5,000 views per week, and over 1,000 per school day.
“I’m so impressed with the new resources and can’t thank you enough for making these for us. It will greatly reduce the amount of work we have to do in our spare time,” said Priscilla Caragh, Year 6 Teacher at Holy Family Primary School, Gowrie.
“It has significantly reduced teacher workload and is very affirming knowing that all staff are using quality EDI and Review lessons across our school and the system,” said Jessie White, Classroom Teacher at St Mary’s Primary School Moruya.
The suite’s 40-week plan includes