Differentiating learning outcomes

Jim Sturgiss
Aligning practice for better outcomes.
“The most important single factor influencing learning is what the learner already knows. Ascertain this and teach accordingly.” David Ausubel 1968
Target Audience
Secondary teachers – the course focuses on the use of BOSTES Stage 4 Course Performance Descriptors (CPDs)
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Learning Areas

Teaching Standards

General Description

“The most important single factor influencing learning is what the learner already knows. Ascertain this and teach accordingly.” David Ausubel 1968
The course focuses on the use of SOLO taxonomy and the BOSTES Stage 5 Course Performance Descriptors (CPDs) to describe student learning outcomes and place their responses to tasks along CPD continuum of learning.

Audience

Secondary teachers – the course focuses on the use of BOSTES Stage 4 Course Performance Descriptors (CPDs)

Available Delivery Formats

Format Description

Join your colleagues coming from many individual schools and sectors for these short 2-hour after school PD sessions.

Email TTA staff to be added to a wait list if the course you are interested in is full . We will contact you if a place becomes available. Is a course date not available? Be sure to update your TTA account with the teaching areas you are interest in to be kept informed about the most suitable courses (including the option to be kept up-to-date on new course dates and information).

The course will be a blended delivery using a moodle where there are links to relevant documents and where participant can post and share products.


This course contributes to 1.5 professional development hours.

Occurrences

There are no occurrences of After School Session in Australia (NSW) at this time.

Sessions

Differentiation of Learning Outcomes

30 minutes

The introductory session focusses on the question: How can student achievement of syllabus outcomes be described on a continuum from novice to expert?

Discussion and online forum to share ideas.

Taxonomies

30 minutes

Taxonomies can be used to describe a learning progression.
Bloom’s taxonomy is visited, SOLO taxonomy is described and the BOSTES Stage 5 Course Performance Descriptors are interrogated.

Discussion and online forum to share responses.

Relating assessment and reporting

30 minutes

Decide what is to be reported and design the assessment accordingly.
The Stage 5 Course Performance Descriptors can be used to efficiently align assessment and reporting.

Discussion and online forum to share products.

What To Bring

Wifi enabled laptop

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About the team


Jim Sturgiss

Creator

Improving outcomes through aligned teaching practice synergies.

Jim is an educational researcher and independent educational consultant. A recipient of the NSW PTC Distinguished Service Award for leadership in delivering targeted professional learning to teachers, he works with schools to align assessment, reporting and learning practice. He has been a DoE Senior Assessment Advisor where he developed many statewide assessments, (ESSA, SNAP, ELLA, BST) and as Coordinator: Analytics where he developed reports to schools for statewide assessments and NAPLAN.

Selected NSW Department of Education and Communities appointments
2015                            Analytics, Systems and Development Coordinator 
2012 – 2013                School Assessment Design and Development Acting Coordinator (ESSA)
2007 – 2010                Head Teacher Science, Newtown High School of Performing Arts
2004 – 2005                Senior Assessment Officer, Computer Skills Assessment (CSA6)
2004                            Test Development Officer, Secondary Numeracy Assessment Program (SNAP)
2000 – 2004                Head Teacher Science, Concord High School 
1998 – 2000                Senior Assessment Officer, English Language and Literacy Assessment (ELLA)

Teaching Qualifications
1993 – 1997                M.Ed. (Hons) University of New England (Thesis: Literacy & learning in Science) 
1979                            Dip. Ed. University of Wollongong
1976 – 1978                B.Sc. University of Wollongong (Majors in Chemistry and Bioenergetics)