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Savannah Dreams

A delightful picture book, with a simple story about Savannah and her family as they go hunting in the bush. Over Sunday to Friday, the rest of the family discover lots of delicious bush tucker and count how many crabs or snakes or waterlily stems they have caught or collected, but Savannah finds only junk. That is until Sunday, when Savannah makes the greatest catch of all.

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Literature as a Gateway to Numeracy

[Engaging All Students]
Presenter: Valerie Barker
Thursday June 9, 2016
Time: 4:30pm – 5:30pm (ACT, VIC, TAS, NSW, QLD)
          4:00pm – 5:00pm (SA, NT)
          2:30pm – 3:30pm (WA)

Alice celebrated her 150th birthday in 2015 - thus it is timely to ask what the world of books is able to offer the classroom teacher of mathematics. If the world were a village, what could Alice (and Harry and a parrot) contribute to my students’ world view?

Adobe Connect Session
Click on the following link to enter the session https://connect.vic.edu.au/cwm-160609-barker


Valerie Barker

The Presenter: Valerie Barker is a Mathematics and English teacher with over 40 years’ teaching experience in New Zealand, the UK, Brunei and Australia. She has just completed a four-year secondment to the University of Canberra, working as a Clinical Teaching Specialist in their undergraduate Primary and Secondary Education courses, and the developing M Teach (Secondary) course. Having also just completed her Master of Education, she is now back in the classroom as Executive Teacher (Mathematics) in a large Canberra high school, although she continues to work with MTeach students in a sessional capacity.