• Duration
    4 Months
  • Location
    North Melbourne
  • Mode
  • Fees
    Fully Subsidised

Embedding Numeracy across Secondary Disciplines (ENASD) aims to improve teaching methods and practices.

With a focus on numeracy theories and teaching styles, this 4 month program will help secondary educators to better deliver curriculum to students.

Through this program you will learn to foster collaborative strategic planning and professional learning to build expertise and sustainable networks for numeracy learning within and across secondary schools. You will be empowered to enable or support statewide alignment by leveraging current Department of Education (DE) strategy, and specialised interventions, tools, and resources.

You will also gain an enhanced understanding of the overall Numeracy capabilities of schools, promote Numeracy related teaching excellence and improve overall student and school outcomes.


Designed for teachers and teacher leaders in Victorian government secondary schools. Participants could include:

  • numeracy leaders
  • learning specialists
  • numeracy coordinators
  • curriculum development leaders with responsibility for influencing numeracy improvement
  • principals
  • assistant principals
  • school leaders
  • maths and non-math specialists

Regional improvement staff including education improvement leaders, professional learning community managers, student achievement managers and members of the differentiated school support initiative are also encouraged to apply. Teams are also encouraged to apply.


Designed by the University of Melbourne this course is facilitated by: 

  • Justine Sakurai, Project Lead, Design Lead, Facilitation and Coaching  
  • Wee Tiong Seah, Oversight and Facilitation, Professor Mathematics Education  
  • Julia Hill, Design, Facilitation and Coaching 
  • Dave Tout, Design, Facilitation and Coaching.

Over 4 months, you will actively engage and contribute to: 

  • pre-session self-paced (1 hour)
  • 5 blended workshops consisting of:​
    • Workshop 1 - Face to Face (6 hours)
    • Workshops 2 to 4 - Online (3 workshops of 2 hours = 6 hours)​
    • Workshop 5 - Face to Face (6 hours) ​
  • asynchronous learning resources and activities 
  • virtual coaching support (1 hour)
  • self-paced learning and yarning circles (approximately 6 hours).

Micro Lessons and facilitated discussion including: 

  • provocations and reflections to challenge practice 
  • resources to stimulate new learning including video, readings, links and opportunities for reflection and practice. 

Online/face to face workshops including: 

  • guest presenters, facilitator-led discussions 
  • opportunities for small group breakout and peer review and feedback. 

Applied Learning Project consisting of: 

  • opportunities to articulate and apply new knowledge with peers  
  • guided testing and application of impact assessment 
  • opportunities to share and demonstrate learnings and impact with peers 
  • opportunities for personalised facilitator verbal and written feedback. 

By engaging in the ENASD program, participants will gain knowledge and understanding of the following: 

  • the leadership professional practices, capabilities and dispositions as they relate to specialist numeracy leadership in schools  
  • how children and young people become numerate supported through evidence-based pedagogical practices for numeracy teaching  
  • numeracy learning progressions and their relationship to the Victorian Curriculum 
  • strategies and practices that develop self-empowered numeracy learners  
  • numeracy practices that demonstrate High Impact Teaching Strategies (HITS)  in action 
  • effective numeracy assessment procedures and models 
  • features of high-quality professional learning and development which link to the school’s Annual Implementation Plan. 

Fully subsidised by the Department of Education for Victorian government school participants.

Last updated 01 September 2023