Professional Learning

Professional Learning with Narelle (Price List )

Below is range of options for working with Narelle. Prices include GST.

After School PL (via Teams)

$495

2 hours. Introducing the Bond Blocks Core Kit / Introducing Counting to 10 and 20 with Bond Blocks

After School PL (face to face)*

$550

2 hours. Introducing the Bond Blocks Core Kit / Introducing Counting to 10 and 20 with Bond Blocks

Half  Day PL (face to face)*

$770

3 hours, before or after lunch. For example, 8:30am to 12:00pm with a break for morning tea.

Whole Day PL (face to face)*

$1320

8:30 am – 3:00 pm. High demand student free days are full day only bookings.

Consultancy per hour (via Teams)

$198

Q & A, individual or small group, not staff meeting.

*Travel (from Two Rocks to Rockingham). First 60km free, then $1/km. Return trip from Joondalup.

Regional and Interstate: send Narelle an email

Upcoming PL: PERTH

Teaching for Impact: Mathematics

Making High Impact Strategies work for you. Topics include: the ‘Science of Maths’, explicit teaching, proficiency strands, differentiation.

Please note, this is NOT a Bond Blocks PL session.


Cost $250 excl. GST 

Location

Ambrose Estate, Wembley

Date

Monday 26 Feb, 2024

Time

8:45am - 3pm

Introducing Counting to 10 and 20 with Bond Blocks (Level 1)

Prevention and Intervention of Maths Difficulties
Location

Ambrose Estate, Wembley

Date

Thurs 11 April, 2024

Time

12:30pm - 2:30pm

Cost

$80 excl. GST

Introducing the Bond Blocks Core Kit (Level 1)

Prevention and Intervention of Maths Difficulties
Location

Ambrose Estate, Wembley

Date

Thurs 11 April, 2024

Time

9 am - 11am

Cost

$80 excl. GST

Mastering the Bond Blocks Core Kit (Level 2)

A deep look into using the Bond Blocks Core Kit: theory, assessment, implementation
Location

Wembley, WA

Date

Thursday, 11 July, 2024

Time

9 am - 3 pm

Cost

$250 excl. GST

Specialising in the Bond Blocks Core Kit (Level 3)

A deep look into solving Bond Blocks Core Kit word problems
Location

Wembley, WA

Date

tbc

Time

9 am - 3 pm

Cost

$250 excl. GST

Upcoming PL: ADELAIDE

Prevention and Intervention of Maths Difficulties

Introducing the Core Kit (Level 1 PL) and
Introducing Counting to 10 and 20 with Bond Blocks (Level 1 PL)
Location

ADELAIDE SPELD SA, Frewville

Date

Tuesday, 5 March, 2024

Time

9 am - 3 pm

Cost

$304 - $320

Prevention and Intervention of Maths Difficulties

Introducing the Core Kit (Level 1 PL)
Location

ADELAIDE Aldgate

Date

Thursday, 7 March, 2024

Time

9 am - 3 pm

Cost

$150

A Whole School Approach to Solving Word Problems

Using Polya and the Bar Model
Location

ADELAIDE Aldgate

Date

Friday, 8 March, 2024

Time

9 am - 3 pm

Cost

$150

A Whole School Approach to Solving Word Problems

Date

Friday, 8 March, 2024

Cost

$150

Time

9 am - 3 pm

Location

ADELAIDE Aldgate

Dates to be announced soon.

Counting to 10 and 20 PL

Introducing Counting to 10 and 20 with Bond Blocks:

Level 1

2 hours

Prevention and Intervention of Maths Difficulties

Video PL

An introduction to the concepts and activities of the Counting to 10 and 20 with Bond Blocks resources

Accessible in different ways:

Video PL

A five-part, 100 minute, video PL with Narelle and Paul. Purchase as single seat or school licence. The school licence is a single purchase for lifetime access. Upskill new staff for free and support consistent implementation over time.

  • Part 1: The theory and research
  • Part 2:  Student led play
  • Part 3: Teacher led instruction
  • Part 4: Guided play
  • Part 5: Implementation and assessment

School Access (face to face)

  • Narelle will come to you and run this 2 hour session during your staff meeting.
  • Great for launching the Counting to 10 and 20 resources and getting staff buy-in.
  • $550 incl GST (refer to Pricing List)

Individual Access (face to face)

  • This course runs at different times throughout the year.
  • Sessions advertised on this page and through Paul Swan’s website and socials.
  • Suitable for individuals who are about to start using the Counting to 10 and 20 resources, or those wanting to see if these resources would work for them.

$45 (Single Seat) incl. GST

$450 (School) incl. GST

Core Kit PL

Introducing the Bond Blocks Core Kit:

Level 1

2 hours

Prevention and Intervention of Maths Difficulties

Video PL

An introduction to the concepts and activities of the Bond Blocks Core Kit

Accessible in different ways:

Video PL 

A four-part, 100 minute, video PL with Narelle and Paul.

  • Part 1: Overview and Theory
  • Part 2:  Building a Bond Wall
  • Part 3: Developing Fluency
  • Part 4: Addition, Subtraction, Equations and Problem Solving.

Purchase the single-seat licence for evaluation purposes (try before you buy) to see if Bond Blocks is right for you.

Purchase the school licence for lifetime access. Upskill new staff for free and support consistent implementation over time.

  • Suitable for schools who purchased the original Core Kit but not the PL.
  • Please note, this video PL is included in the purchase of the updated Core Kit. Please do not purchase it twice.

$45 (Single Seat) incl. GST

$450 (School) incl. GST

Individual Access (face to face)

  • This course runs at different times throughout the year.
  • Sessions advertised on this page and through Paul Swan’s website and socials.
  • Suitable for individuals who are about to start using the Bond Blocks Core Kit, or those wanting to see if the Core Kit would work for them.

School Access (face to face)

  • Narelle will come to you and run this 2 hour session during your staff meeting.
  • Great for launching the Bond Blocks Core Kit and getting staff buy-in.
  • $500 (refer to Pricing List)

Using the Bond Blocks Core Kit:

Level 2

full day (6 h)

Prevention and Intervention of Maths Difficulties

A deep look into using the Bond Blocks Core Kit: theory, assessment, implementation

Build your capacity to lead Bond Blocks Core Kit implementation in your school.

Suitable for:

  • Classroom Teachers of Years 1 to 3.
  • Classroom Teachers of Years 4 to 6 who have students who add and subtract using their fingers.
  • Intervention Teachers and Education Assistants who support students with difficulties in maths.
  • Numeracy Leaders looking for a whole school approach in maths.

This day is targeted to those who have started using the Core Kit and want to learn more. However, there are no pre-requisites for this session. There will be a brief review of some of the information from “Introducing Bond Blocks Core Kit PL” (level 1) but most of the day is new content.

PL Outline:

  • Response-To-Intervention framework.
  • Research: Characteristics of students who are at risk in maths.
  • Theory: Concrete-Representational-Abstract approach
  • Theory: Connecting Mathematical Language
  • Theory: Explicit teaching and a Sequenced Curriculum
  • Activity Boards from the Bonds of 10 and Ten Plus Bonds chapters
  • Detailed look at the Placement Test, Monitoring Tools and whole-school tracking sheets.
  • In depth focus on Implementation and Planning
  • Time will be allocated for you to ask questions, explore the resources and network with others. 

Specialising in the Bond Blocks Core Kit:

Level 3

Full day (6 h)

Prevention and Intervention of Maths Difficulties

A deep look into solving Bond Blocks Core Kit word problems

Leverage your Core Kit for advanced teaching using the bar model to solve addition and subtraction word problems. 

Suitable for:

  • Classroom teachers, Intervention Teachers and Education Assistants who use Core Kit who want specialised knowledge in this difficult to teach area.
  • Classroom teachers from Years 1 to 3 who do not have the Core Kit* but want to learn how to teach addition and subtraction word problems in a pedagogically sound and mathematically correct way.
  • Numeracy Leaders looking for a whole school approach to solving addition and subtraction word problems.

* There are no pre-requisites for this PL. You can attend even if you don’t have the Bond Blocks Core Kit. You will leave with lots of knowledge about how to teach and write word questions, but not the questions that are part of the Bond Blocks Core Kit.

PL Outline:

  • Approaches that don’t work when solving word problems. This includes the ‘key word approach’ where key words are matched to a single operation.
  • Comprehension of word problems using a bar model
  • POLYA’s approach to problem solving
  • Part-Part-Whole structured word problems
  • Comparison structured word problems
  • Multi-step word problems.