Skip to main content

Eddie Woo: Engaging students with mathematics

Posted on

The School of Education is delighted to welcome Mr Eddie Woo to Curtin for two exciting professional development sessions for educators.

Event details

Join us for this unique event as Mr Woo shares his experiences and innovative techniques for engaging students with mathematics.

Date
Thursday 2 August 2018
Time
11.00 am – 2.00 pm (See session times below)
Venue
Council Chambers, Building 100, Curtin University, Kent Street, Bentley WA 6102
Cost
$50 per session / Free for Curtin Education students*
AOTY NSW Eddie Woo at classroom desk

Mr Woo is well known across Australia as an advocate for teachers and the importance of teaching. His unique and caring approach to teaching is breaking the misconception that mathematics is an inaccessible and difficult subject.

During these two sessions you will gain an insight into his approach and experiences and have the opportunity to engage with Mr Woo during Q&A.

Session 1: 11.00 am – 12.00 pm

Engaging students and eliminating the fear of mathematics

(Limited to 50 places)

REGISTER YOUR PLACE

*Are you a Curtin education student? Please email Gabrielle to register for your free place (limited to 30 places).

Session 2: 1.00 pm – 2.00 pm

Technology and Learning: Principles for maximising educational value

(Limited to 50 places)

REGISTER YOUR PLACE

*Are you a Curtin education student? Please email Gabrielle to register for your free place (limited to 30 places).

About your presenter

Eddie Woo

Australia’s Local Hero for 2018 and Leader, Mathematics Growth for the NSW Department of Education.

Mr Eddie Woo is the head mathematics teacher at Cherrybrook Technology High School, the largest secondary school in NSW, and is known for his innovation and dynamism in the classroom.

In 2012, Mr Woo started posting videos online for a student who was sick with cancer and missing a lot of school. Before long, his videos found an audience across the country and beyond. Wootube now boasts more than 250,000 subscribers and has attracted more than fifteen million views worldwide – and counting. Mr Woo’s unique and caring approach to teaching is breaking the misconception that mathematics is an inaccessible and difficult subject.

Outside his high school classroom, Mr Woo is a proud father of three and a volunteer facilitator with the University of Sydney’s Widening Participation and Outreach program, where he has personally guided and motivated more than 1,400 students from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Mr Woo was the winner of the 2015 Premier’s Prize for Innovation in Science and Mathematics in NSW; the 2016 ChooseMATHS Teacher Excellence Award; the 2017 Sydney University Alumni Award: Outstanding Achievements for Young Alumni; 2017 Commonwealth Bank Teaching Fellowship; 2018 NSW Australia’s Local Hero; and a top 10 finalist in the 2018 Global Teacher Prize.

Mr Woo is well known across Australia as an advocate for teachers and the importance of teaching. He has written for, and been featured in, the specialist teaching press as well as in national and international media. He is currently writing a book on the beauty and usefulness of mathematics in layman’s terms.