Practical Steps to High-Quality Differentiation
Do you want to know what ‘adaptive teaching’ is and how it could revolutionise your approach to differentiation?
Do you want to know how to implement classroom based strategies that challenge and support all pupils?
Do you want to see differentiation as integral to quality teaching rather than a ‘bolt on’ gesture?
There is no question that differentiation as an issue crops up time and again as an area for continued development in schools – hundreds of Inspection reports tell us this. It is also true that it is often seen though as an impossible task to do it effectively for all pupils! However, by re-thinking what it actually is and by re-thinking what we do in the classroom it becomes possible to differentiate in a way that is highly effective and highly sustainable.
What other teachers have said about the course
Really helpful and informative, nice balance of theory and practical tips. Appreciated the lengths the trainer went to make the examples specific to my topic.Sam Wardell -The Harrodian School
Great course to start the school year! Definitely gets the teaching juices flowing and I have a ton of new ideas for the upcoming school year. Also Marcus was a great trainer.Josh Hurstman - Bingham Academy
The trainer was hugely helpful and identified / taught many new techniques to help differentiation within the class. It was an extremely valuable courseLucy Cowin -The Lady Eleanor Holles Junior School
Very knowledgeable trainer who explained concepts well and used examples. He was open to questions and created good discussion.Natasha Barnes - Bingham Academy
Good practical ideas which could be used by all teachers.Gareth David - Treorchy Comprehensive School
Excellent course. Full of great ideas - especially as an NQT!Jessica Morgan - Bishopston Comprehensive School
Full Course Content
This Course Aims to:
- Offer an approach to differentiation that is based on the model of ‘adaptive teaching’
- Demonstrate classroom based scenarios that allow it to happen
- Ensure the strategies pass the ‘acid test’ for differentiation: Are all pupils appropriately challenged?
- Leave you feeling enthused and energised with increased confidence in your ability to differentiate for all
Brief Overview of Main Approaches to Differentiation
- Effective prior knowledge of pupils through 'soft' and 'hard' data
- Effective lesson-ready tasks
- Five Ws of differentiation
- The use of the visual dimension
- Literacy issues
- Making use of e-tutorials
- Promoting choice
- Inclusion lists
- Thinking maps