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Differentiation – The key to successful Educational Challenges
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8.15am – 8.30am Conference Webinar sign in
8.30am – 9.30am Workshop 1 – Glen Pearsall -Targeting Your Differentiation
This webinar explores feedback strategies for meeting each student at their precise point of need. The emphasis here is on fast, formative feedback that you can use without creating a
pile of correction and on encouraging students to take an active role in this feedback process.
9.30am – 9.40am Mini Break
9.40am – 10.40am Workshop 2 Glen Pearsall – Building Your Differentiation Toolkit
This webinar investigates the four basic types of differentiation and offers practical strategies for implementing these in the busy environment of the everyday classroom. It also discusses
how recent discoveries about the brain and the science of learning can be used to maximise the impact of these strategies.
10.40am – 11.10am Morning Tea Break
11.10am – 12.10pm Workshop 3 Andrew Douch – Become a Digital Differentiation Ninja
Good teachers have always tried to differentiate their classes, to cater for the diverse needs of each student. A differentiated curriculum keeps every student challenged, encourages them to be self-motivated, to express their individual strengths and work on their individual weaknesses. Despite best intentions, however, most teachers struggle to overcome the practical realities of managing a classroom. Effective differentiation sometimes just seems too problematic! In this workshop, Andrew will demonstrate a number of technological approaches to practical problems associated with differentiation. Tools included in the workshop, range from those that can be used by students to create resources for others, to tools that can be used by teachers to provide formative evaluation to students. Each tool has been selected because it is easy to use, inexpensive, and overcomes a practical barrier to differentiation.
12.10pm – 1.00pm Lunch Break
1.00pm – 2.00pm Workshop 4 – Jo Prestia – Differentiophobia: The fear of differentiation
In this one hour workshop Jo will look at the following areas.
The 3 Ps in DIFFERENTIATION Presentation – How are you going to teach it? Process – How will the learning be done? Product – How will your students demonstrate their learning? (Assessment Criteria remains the same) MODIFICATIONS Changes the target skill Often reduces learning expectations Affects the content (Assessment Criteria is different)
3 questions to ask yourself when planning:
1. What do I want my students to know?
2. What do I want my students to understand?
3. What do I want my students to do?
2.00pm – 2.10pm Mini Break
2.10pm – 3.10pm Workshop 5 – Greg Mitchell -THE BIG QUESTION
“If you could learn anything you wanted to at school… what would it be? No one needs to tell a teacher that the world is rapidly changing!
Our schools have been struggling for years to move from a Reading/Writing/Arithmetic (3Rs) model of success to a Thinking/Listening/Communicating model (TLC) AND now we need become an Adaptable/Connected/Teamwork (ACT) based schools at the velocity of a virus!
This means the BIG question for every educator in a world that seems totally upside down is “How can I teach my students using what they want to know while embedding what they need to know at the same time?”
This workshop explores how
• Inquiry Based learning
• Problem Based Learning
• Project Based Learning
• Phenomenon Based Learning and
• Genius Hour
Are needed to engage all students in
• Intellectual challenge
• Authentic achievement
• Product development
• Project management and
• Reflective practise
3.10pm Conference Close