Session information

Friday, September 8, 2017

Facilitator: Justine Sakurai

Danger, fun and excitement are the key words for teenagers. By understanding how teenage brains learn and process information, we can adjust our teaching to maximize learning.

This Masterclass covers how teenagers learn mathematical concepts and implications for teaching Numeracy followed by practical session where we will get our hands dirty, blow a few things up and match outcomes from the curriculum. At the same time we will cover the Numeracy assessment template and focus on assessment strategies and key points for fulfilling the Quality Assurance requirements, ending the day by practically exploring ways of differentiating the levels within the same task.

Justine Sakurai, currently teaching and coordinating at Sandringham College, has been teaching in the VCAL program for over 9 years, and loved 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.

What delegates to Justine’s past workshops had to say:

  • Loved all the practical application of ideas.
  • Very enthusiastic and practical, lots of relevant classroom content.
  • Fun and engaging activities


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: 9.30am – 3.00pm

Max numbers: 40

Fees: Members $200, Non-members $260