EPV: Maths Development, Maths Anxiety, Dyscalculia and Assessment - 1-20 August 2021

learn how to recognise maths problems early on and how to support maths skills and development in all students

EPV approved August 2021 summer course for teachers in the Republic of Ireland.

Registration Open. Course begins 01 August 2021 and closes 20 August 2021.

Module 1: Overview of Early Numeracy development

We will cover the early and essential cognitive processes necessary for numeracy development. We will also explore the importance of early intervention and the effect that it can have on students development.

Module 2: Understanding Dyscalculia and other Maths difficulties

We will learn what dyscalculia is, it’s prevalence, why its under diagnosed and how early identification and early intervention are particularly important for maths development. We will explore the effect that dyscalculia can have on the learner and the core challenges that learners with dyscalculia and other maths difficulties can have as well as how you can support them.

Module 3: Maths Assessment

We will explore both formative and summative maths assessment. We will investigate the different types of math assessment tools available and how you can use standardised assessment to monitor progress and spot difficulties early on.

Module 4: Creating effective school assessment systems and monitoring progress

We will discuss the importance of setting up a structured school assessment process. This will involve exploring the key components of an effective school system and the critically reflecting on your own methods and tools for assessment and screening.

Module 5: Understanding standardised assessment data

This module will cover the core knowledge that any teacher working with standardised assessment and screening tools needs to have in order to understand their students scores and results. We will discuss the differences between Stens, Stanines, percentiles, age equivalents and standard scores and which one to use. Following this module you will be able to confidently interpret and communicate test data with parents, students and colleagues.

Your Instructor

Rebecca Good
Rebecca Good

Rebecca is a senior chartered Educational Psychologist with over 15 years experience in the field. She is the director of a busy assessment practice in Dublin, Ireland has delivered training courses in the area of assessment and learning across the globe. Rebecca has much experience working with both public and private bodies and is passionate about supporting teachers and parents in the area of psychology and assessment so that they can provide the best support to those students that need it most.

"It has given me a much clearer understanding of the role of assessment and I am so much clearer on what exactly to use each test for. I also found the area of maths anxiety so interesting and so well explained." - 5/5 Stars Rating

- Kay Heffernan, Teacher.

"This course was perfect for me as a special ed teacher. I have a greater understanding of the use of standardised assessments and lots of resources and assessments for children who present with maths difficulties." - 5/5 Stars Rating

- Michelle Hennigan, Special Ed Teacher

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts on the 01 August 2021 and will end on 20 August 2021.
Is this course an approved online course for EPV days?
Yes, this course has been approved for EPV days for Primary teachers in Ireland. Following completion of the course Primary school teachers in Ireland will be awarded their certificate of completion.
How long is this course?
The course in 20 hours duration - which includes video lecture content, online research and reading, and course assignments.

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