This course will explore effective strategies for successful differentiation in a mixed ability classroom. The course will focus on differentiation in the Years 5 - 9 classrooms using learning and teaching strategies such as critical and higher order thinking, rubrics, assessment, mentoring, experts, self reflection and project based learning.

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Description

Differentiation - it's the buzz word in education. In reality, however, this is a difficult task with a class full of enthusiastic students all competing for your attention. This session will leave you with a kit bag full of interesting and engaging activities to implement into your classroom that cater for individual needs. Case studies of successful implementation will also be shared, including programs to avoid the ‘regression to the mean’ phenomenon.

If you have an iPad bring it along!!!!

Teachers will see how the strategies can be used to cater for individual student needs through the effective design of learning tasks which have multiple entry points and different levels of success. 

Research around "regressing to the mean" will also be shared, highlighting the importance of structured and purposeful differentiation. 

Working with teachers to extend their skills and knowledge to ensure all students have the opportunity to learn, develop, challenge and exceed, is the desired outcome of this workshop. 

Target audience

Middle Managers, Teachers, Learning Support Officers, Integration Aides, graduate teachers

Continuing professional development certified

Australian Professional Standards for Teachers

1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.6, 4.1, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4,6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 6.4, 7.4

This course is registered with BOSTES

http://www.nswteachers.nsw.edu.au/