The Mathematics Teaching and Learning Centre (MTLC) at ACU is proud to offer the first online mentoring program for graduate teachers in primary schools. Designed and facilitated by Chrissy Monteleone and Matt Sexton, they use their experiences as teachers, mathematics leaders and educators to support primary school teachers at the start of their career. The program aims to create an online community of mathematics teaching practice for graduate teachers.

Learning outcomes

Practical ideas for graduate teachers with a focus on mathematics teaching and extended knowledge of the mathematics education practice studied during initial teacher education.

A cyclical approach to professional learning features as part of this new program where teachers engage in trialling and reflecting on aspects of practice which are connected to their work teaching primary school mathematics. Another feature of the program includes ‘town hall’ meetings which are informal conversations facilitated by Chrissy and Matt where dilemmas of practice are discussed, analysed, and actioned with the intention of further developing the online community.

Places are strictly limited and registration is essential.

For further inquiries or questions, please send an email with the subject heading of “MTLC graduate teacher mentor program” to:

Target audience: Graduates beginning their careers as primary school teachers

Location: Online via Zoom (Zoom links will be sent to all registrants and all webinar sessions will be recorded)

Cost: $400 (Discounts for five or more registrations can be negotiated)

Time: 4.15 – 5.15 pm


Dates and topics for this program to be announced shortly.

Teachers completing the MTLC Graduate Teacher Professional Learning can contribute eight hours of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Registered PD addressing 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.5, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 4.1, 5.1, 5.2, 5.4, 6.2, 6.4, 7.4 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

About the Presenters:

Chrissy Monteleone ACU, Strathfield Campus

Chrissy Monteleone is the Academic Professional Experience Coordinator and Mathematics Education Lecturer in the School of Education. She supports preservice teachers in developing pedagogical skills to teach mathematics in early childhood and primary settings. In her role as the Professional Experience Coordinator, Chrissy works with key stakeholders in developing ‘profession-ready’ teachers. Her research focuses on learning tasks that promote high levels of mathematical thinking by young students. Other research projects focus on Initial Teacher Education Professional Experiences and partnerships between universities and school systems.

Matt Sexton ACU, Melbourne Campus

Matt Sexton is the Director of the MTLC and a Lecturer in Mathematics Education. Matt’s work is mostly with preservice teachers, but it also includes research and professional development with teachers and mathematics leaders in primary schools. Matt draws on his practical knowledge and experiences as a classroom teacher, numeracy coordinator, and mathematics educator when engaging with this work. Matt has a passion for working with teachers and leaders, developing their dispositions, practices, and knowledge for effective mathematics teaching, learning, and leadership.


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