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Leading Mathematics Planning

  • Audience
    Teacher leader
  • Next Intake
    Not scheduled
  • Location
  • Duration
  • Mode
  • Fees
    DET Fully Subsidised

Make student-centred learning the focus of your mathematics curriculum. 

Note: complete the expression of interest form to be notified when registrations open in early 2021.

This fully online course explores the process of effective mathematics planning and how to lead the design of student-centred learning sequences and experiences in mathematics.

Leading Mathematics Planning examines the demands and challenges of effective mathematics planning, and the opportunities for leading teachers to incorporate effective strategies in planning routines.

You will unpack a research-informed planning model and explore strategies for leading, enhancing and effectively documenting the outcomes of mathematics planning to encourage collaboration across your school team.

Leading Mathematics Planning is facilitated by Associate Professor Ann Gervasoni and Dr Aylie Davidson from Monash University's Faculty of Education. 

Leading Mathematics Planning supports the ‘Instructional and shared leadership’ dimension of the ‘Professional leadership’ priority area of the Victorian Education State Framework for Improving Student Outcomes (FISO).

Leading Mathematics Planning is part of Bastow's Numeracy Suite.


Leading Mathematics Planning is designed for educators who have a formal or informal role in leading improvement in numeracy and mathematics, including:

  • primary or secondary numeracy or mathematics leaders
  • curriculum coordinators
  • classroom teachers.

Over 15 weeks, you are expected to engage in and contribute to:

  • virtual workshops
  • self-directed learning
  • an applied learning project.

The estimated time commitment is up to 2 hours each week.

Virtual workshops

You will participate in four 2-hour virtual workshops.

Each workshop will focus on unpacking an inquiry cycles:

  • Inquiry cycle 1: Examine characteristics of student-centred learning, a model to support mathematics planning and how to develop a comprehensive understanding of your school context and approaches to mathematics planning.
  • Inquiry cycle 2: Effective collaborative mathematics planning and building teachers’ knowledge of mathematics and pedagogy.
  • Inquiry cycle 3: Examine high quality resources to inform planning and building mathematical and cross-curricular connections and unit plan documentation.
  • Inquiry cycle 4: Start laying the groundwork for effective collaborative planning and student-centred pedagogies.

Self-directed learning

Self-directed learning activities in your own time include:

  • targeted professional reading
  • contributing to online discussion boards
  • online micro-lessons
  • practical school-based investigations.

Applied learning project

To apply your learning, you will examine your school’s current planning approaches and develop a new plan to lead your school’s mathematics teachers towards student-centred learning.

You'll gain knowledge and understanding of:

  • the current research around effective mathematics planning
  • how to plan approaches and practices that focus on student-centred learning in mathematics
  • the available mathematics education resources to inform planning
  • how to build teachers’ capacity for effectively planning for student-centred learning in mathematics.

You'll develop the skills to:

  • develop a knowledge of effective student-centred planning practices and share new research with staff
  • confidently and competently lead collaborative planning
  • prioritise evidence-based, high-impact strategies and support staff to use them consistently in their planning
  • document high-quality unit plans that connect assessment, planning and teaching for student-centred learning in mathematics
  • develop trusting relationships with students and staff
  • foster the collective efficacy of staff
  • build high expectations of students and staff.

This course is fully subsidised by the Department of Education and Training for Victorian government school participants.

Briony Barnard
Course Coordinator
03 9084 8725

Expression of interest