Differentiation: Catering for Diversity in a K-6 Classroom using the English and Mathematics Syllabuses

Overview

All teachers want to improve the learning outcomes of every student in their class.

This practical workshop unpacks how to plan for differentiation using the English and mathematics syllabus in an effective and manageable way. The principles of differentiation will be explored and practical suggestions for how to address the specific learning needs of English as an additional Language or Dialect (EAL/D) students, Gifted and Talented students and students with learning disabilities will be discussed.

A range of practical and simple strategies, which can be embedded in classroom practice, will be investigated. These include differentiating content, process, product and the learning environment.

Cost: $200

Accreditation

Completing a Differentiation: Catering for Diversity in a K-6 Classroom using the English and Mathematics Syllabuses course will contribute 5 hours of NESA Registered PD addressing: 1.2.2, 1.3.2, 1.5.2, 1.6.2, 6.4.2, 7.2.2,  from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

Evaluation Comments:

  • I really liked the breakdown of when and where to differentiate and when not to. I also liked "teach the curriculum to all students and then differentiate."
  • The most valuable sessions was embedding differentiation in planning and programming.
  • A very interesting course, it was certainly helpful. It gives a teacher an idea on how to program for the two main subject areas.
  • The presenters have a contagious love of education and a strong evidence base for their teaching.

Target Participants

Teachers K-6 who wish to develop an understanding of how to differentiate to meet the needs of EAL/D, Gifted and Talented and students with learning difficulties.

Delivery

Delivery is by workshop and small group discussion. Participants will be actively engaged in identifying student diversity in their classroom and discussing strategies to meet the needs of all students.