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Event Details

Date: Sunday 2nd April, 2023 (in-person event)

Time: 9:15am arrival for a 9:45am start, concluding at 3:15pm


Treacy Centre

126 The Avenue

Parkville (map)

Parking & Transport


On weekdays between 7:30am and 6:30pm, up to 11-hour metre parking is available on The Avenue (park side) and Walker Street at $0.80 per hour. The machines do not take coins but use the pay stay app https://www.paystay.com.au/. Royal Parade also offers limited parking. Parking is available at the Zoo car park located closest to The Avenue, situated on Elliot Avenue, which is only a short walk from the Conference Centre.

Public transport


Tram 19 from Elizabeth Street to Walker Street, (stop 16), is a quick, pleasant and easy ride from the city.


The Upfield Train will take you to Royal Park Station. This train runs from all city stations, at intervals of 20 minutes. The victrip time table is available online at: www.ptv.vic.gov.au/timetables. If you require any further assistance then please call us on 03 8359 0101


9:15am to 9:45amRegistration, tea & coffee, peruse Anne Barton Resources 
9:45am to 9:50amWelcomeElaine McLeish, LDA President
9:50am to 10:00amTribute to Anne BartonDr David Barton
10:00am to 11:00amEnabling Numeracy for All Across the Curriculum+ Q&AProf David Evans
11:00am to 11:30amMorning tea, peruse Anne Barton Resources 
11:30am to 12:15pmAutomaticity in basic number facts: Freeing up the loadDr Anne Bellert
12:15pm to 1:00pmEarly Numeracy Competencies and Mathematical LanguageNathalie Parry
1:00pm to 1:15pmQ&A 
1:15pm to 2:15pmLunch, peruse Anne Barton Resources 
2:15pm to 3:00pmNumeracy in Everyday Life for Secondary School StudentsErin Rollason
3:00pm to 3:15pmQ&A + farewell 

Presentation Slides & Handouts

Presentation Slides (online version)

Presentation Slides (printable version)


Reading Material provided by Prof. David Evans


Professor David Evans

David Evans is a Professor of Special and Inclusive Education at the Sydney School of Education and Social Work (University of Sydney) and an Adjunct Professor at Universitas Pendidikan Sultan Idris, Malaysia. David is a Doctor of Philosophy (University of Oregon) and he has a Master of Arts (Special Education), a Graduate Diploma in Special Education and a Bachelor of Education (Primary).

Originally a primary trained teacher, David has worked throughout his career to address the provision of inclusive educational environments that support all learners to receive a robust and dignified education in their local neighbourhood. He has a particular interest in numeracy, and the instructional design features we can apply to ensure all learners are numerate. 

Dr Anne Bellert

Anne is a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), University of New England, NSW (2012) and has a Master of Leadership, Monash University, VIC (2022). She also has a Bachelor of Education (Special Education) and Bachelor of Teaching (Primary). Anne worked as a classroom teacher, support teacher and school advisor in schools in regional NSW for 10+ years.

In 2014, she began working in the tertiary sector as a lecturer in inclusive education (Southern Cross University). In 2017, Anne was promoted to Senior Lecturer. In August 2022, Anne started working at Melbourne Graduate School of Education, in the Learning Intervention team. She is the Course Co-Ordinator for the Graduate Certificate in Education. Anne is co-convener of LDA’s Consultants Committee.

Nathalie Parry

Nathalie has a Masters in Education (Specific Learning Difficulties) and is a joint PhD Candidate (Melbourne Graduate School of Education & Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium). Her current research focuses on the learning potential of young children at risk of mathematics learning difficulties through interactive learning.

Nathalie is a specialist teacher in the area of learning differences and lecturer in initial teacher education and learning intervention at the University of Melbourne. 

Erin Rollason

Erin has a Bachelor in Science and post graduate Diploma in Education (Secondary). She also has a Masters in Learning Intervention (SLD).

Erin currently works at a very large mainstream, government secondary college in South East Melbourne. Her leadership role encompasses Literacy and Numeracy interventions, with a supportive direction in positive learning for students with disabilities and SLD’s. Being neurodiverse herself, Erin is passionate about providing students with disabilities and SLD’s skills to ensure equity in the school context.

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