ACE Sutherland St George Region Afternoon Tea Forum

Thursday 12th September 2019

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The Sutherland St George region of ACE invites you to a free professional learning afternoon tea.

The benefits of on-site professional learning for improving educational outcomes: Time to share, analyse, reflect on and improve teaching.

Delivered by expert panellists: Dr Cathy Forrester and Dr Christine Mae

(Tea & Coffee will be provided)

Expert Panellists

Dr Cathy Forrester | Recent Head of Primary Curriculum at Catholic Education Office, Sydney

Dip Teach (Catholic Teachers College), Grad Dip Ed (Macarthur Inst. HE), Med (Western Sydney), MA (Sydney), EdD (ACU)

A passionate educator, Cathy has 40 years’ experience as a teacher, school and system leader at Sydney Catholic Schools.  Cathy has fulfilled many teaching and leadership roles while studying part-time throughout her career, demonstrating life-long learning. Her postgraduate qualifications include a Master of Education, a Master of Arts in Theological Studies and a Doctor of Education.

Dr Christine Mae | Education Office for Mathematics in Sydney Catholic Schools, Sydney

Dip Teach (Catholic Teachers College), Grad Dip Ed (Macarthur Inst. HE), Med (Western Sydney), MA (Sydney), EdD (ACU)

Christine is the Education Officer for Mathematics in Sydney Catholic Schools. The focus of her research is on understanding relationships between different aspects of teacher knowledge in order to improve the quality of professional learning available for teachers. Her interests lie in increasing teachers’ subject matter knowledge, improving the quality and nature of mathematical tasks used for student learning, and developing pedagogies that increase teachers’ noticing of students’ communication, problem solving, reasoning and understanding. Christine currently leads a team of system, school and teacher leaders in a project that sets out to improve the quality of education for all by deepening teachers’ understandings of, and passion for, the subject matter. She was recently awarded the outstanding early career research paper award by the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia.

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