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9.30am - 3.30pm (Reg. from 8.30am)

Saxons Training Facilities - Level 6, 500 Collins Street, Melbourne

All Primary and Secondary Teachers

$279 + GST

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Differentiation: a practical approach based on current research

‘Differentiation is a way of thinking about the classroom with dual goals of honouring each student’s learning needs and maximising each student’s learning capacity.’ (Tomlinson & Strickland 2003).

The term‘ differentiation’ is often used in schools but not fully understood. The idea of differentiating instruction to accommodate the different ways that students learn is  not ‘rocket science’ but it does require the effective use of formative data and collaborative planning time. It is an approach to teaching that advocates active planning for student differences in classrooms. This workshop will help teachers develop an understanding that –

  • They need to create an environment that actively supports students in the work of learning
  • There needs to be absolute clarity about the learning destination—(Knowledge, Understandings, Skills)
  • They can different the content, process, product or learning environment based on readiness
  • They need to persistently know where students are, in relation to the learning destination, all along the way (pre- & formative assessment) and respond accordingly
Presented by Critical Agendas

Anna Bennett

Master Ed; Post GradDip Gifted Education Bach.Ed (Secondary) Dip.Ed (Primary)

Anna Bennett is an education consultant with extensive experience both in the primary and secondary classroom as well as holding a variety of curriculum and professional learning leadership positions in a variety of schools. Prior to becoming a consultant, she was Director of Professional Learning at a large three campus school. Anna’s key areas of expertise and passion are;

  • Differentiation
  • Gifted education
  • Formative Assessment and Feedback
  • Effective unit planning.

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