Feb 21, 2019

New Numeracy units for implementation in 2019

Justine Sakurai, Jamie Gray, Shane O’Connor

“Excellent resources and enthusiasm for subject.”

“Great speakers, great ideas for activities.”

“Excellent, energetic and resourceful.”

Scratching your head on how to deliver the new VCAL Numeracy units next year? Looking for ideas and inspiration or just some reassurance that you are already on the right track?

Join Justine Sakurai and Jamie Gray in this new Masterclass where they unpack the intend and delivery options of the new VCAL Numeracy units. Walk away with ideas and activities and, most of all, the confidence to deliver these fantastic new numeracy units in 2019.

Supported by Shane O’Conner from the VCAA VCAL unit, this is the time to bring all your questions to the table!

Justine Sakurai is currently teaching at Sandringham College and has been teaching in the VCAL program for over 10 years, loving every minute of it. Justine advocates a hands-on practical approach to the teaching and learning of numeracy and encourages her students to be independent thinkers and doers. She thinks a class that motivates students with physical components is more likely to encourage long term memory of key concepts. Justine applies current knowledge and science of teenage brain development to her teaching methodology. Recently, Justine has co-written the new VCAL Numeracy units.

Jamie Gray has been teaching maths and science for thirty years and has been involved with the VCAL program since it piloted in 2003. Jamie has co-written materials for VCAL students and teachers including VCAL First and the VCAL Numeracy materials for Responsible Gambling Victoria. Jamie also regularly lectures teachers on Numeracy issues at universities, conferences and workshops. Recently, Jamie has co-written the new VCAL Numeracy units and prepares articles for VCAL teachers through the Mathematical Association of Victoria’s Common Denominator.




Cancellations and substitutions: Cancellations notified in writing prior to the event incur a fee of 50%; otherwise no refund is given. Substitutes are welcome at any time.

Venue: Jasper Hotel, 489 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne

Time: Registration opens 9.00 am, session commences sharp 9.30am – 3.00pm

Max numbers: 40

Fees: Members $240, Non-members $300

Morning tea and lunch provided.