• Duration
    1 day
  • Location
  • Mode
    Face to face
  • Fees
    Fully Subsidised

Renowned numeracy education researcher and leader Dr Catherine Attard will join schools from Inner and Outer Gippsland with a full day workshop at both our Moe and Bairnsdale centres.  

These regionally based workshops will provide high-quality, mathematics focussed professional learning as part of our Numeracy Suite. 

Students in today’s classrooms are different to those we taught 2, 5, or 10 years ago, to ensure students remain engaged as learners, educators need to evolve and adapt. 

So, what should we change, and what should remain the same? How can we reduce the number of times teachers hear the question, “Why do I need to learn this?”, or the comment, “I’m just not a maths person”? How do we adapt and evolve our practices to make mathematics more enjoyable and easier for students to understand?  

In this workshop, participants will explore these questions by engaging with and discussing a range of contemporary and effective pedagogies that promote high student engagement with mathematics.  

The Framework for Engagement with Mathematics (Attard, 2014) will be used as a basis from which to explore effective practices and as a resource to assist in reflection of the practices currently observed in participants’ individual school contexts.  

Participants will build their capacity to understand those practices that are integral to engaged learning and ways to implement them across their schools. 


This program is designed for classroom teachers, middle leaders, assistant principals and principals from Victorian government schools.  


Dr Catherine Attard is a Professor of Mathematics Education and is the Deputy Director of the Centre for Educational Research (School of Education at Western Sydney University.  

She is a multiple award-winning educator who has dedicated her career to transforming teaching and learning in primary mathematics. In 2017, she was listed in The Educator’s Hotlist as one the most influential educators in Australia.  

Her research interests include student engagement with Mathematics, issues surrounding the teaching practices that influence students’ engagement, and contemporary teaching practices through the use of digital technologies. 

You’ll gain knowledge and understanding of: 

  • effective pedagogies in mathematics education 

  • the construct of engagement and how to improve it at your school. 

You’ll develop the skills to: 

  • guide colleagues in implementing effective practices 

  • influence colleagues to engage with improvements in practice. 

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

Last updated 04 December 2023