Twilight workshop: 25 tools for differentiation

Sabreena Taylor
See how easy it can be to differentiate learning with a toolkit of 25 ideas. Use the tools with colleagues to differentiate a program and lessons - a hands on workshop.
Target Audience
All teachers

Learning Areas

Teaching Standards

General Description

In this course teachers work with colleagues to differentiate an existing program and existing lessons using a toolkit of 25 straight forward strategies. This workshop is more effective if the staff have completed the companion workshop first – An introduction to the differentiation habit, though this isn’t essential.


All teachers

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).

This is a 3 hour workshop which meets the guidelines of the DOE policy on Twilight sessions.

This course contributes to 3.0 professional development hours.


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


Session 1: Introduction to differentiation

30 minutes

In this session, we will briefly look at:
 - what differentiation is and is not
 - the main types of strategies/tools for differentiation

Session 2: A demonstration of differentiation

30 minutes

This session is a demonstration of applying 25 tools to a ‘one size fits all’ unit of learning including:
 the outcomes
 the learning tasks
 the assessment
 the classroom

Session 3: Differentiation in practice

2 hours

This is a practical session where participants will work in faculty groups to differentiation one of their units of learning by applying some or all of the 25 tools. There will be a short debrief at the end where each faculty will share how they have applied one of the tools.

What To Bring

An existing program
2 or 3 existing lessons

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About the team

Sabreena Taylor


Sabreena has been a successful consultant with TTA since 2008. Her current roles include providing tailored professional learning and consultancy services in Instructional Practices Inventories (IPI – student cognitive engagement and higher order thinking), strategic planning, school evaluation, change management, classroom practice, ICT and History. In 2015 Sabreena traveled to the United States to train with IPI developer, Professor Emeritus Dr Jerry Valentine of the University of Missouri, and is now the only certified teacher trainer for IPIs in the Asia-Pacific region.

Sabreena is the Professional Learning Consultant- History/Civics and Citizenship as part of the quality assurance team at TTA. Sabreena has presented at both State and National conferences on topics such as user engagement in workplace online learning, augmented reality and using data in schools including Instructional Practices Inventories.

Sabreena’s career in education has been varied, contributing at local, regional and State levels. In her 32 years in education Sabreena has been a head of History, regional Quality Teaching Consultant and Professional Learning and Leadership Coordinator with the Education Department of New South Wales.

Sabreena’s work has included developing online learning, the implementation of the Australian Curriculum and designing and delivering a wide range of courses registered with the NSW Institute of Teachers. Her most recent role was as School Planning and Performance Advisor in the Learning, High Performance and Accountability directorate developing online solutions for effective school planning, monitoring, evaluation and reporting.

Sabreena has been able to feed her passion for all things History through forming networks of History teachers, Ancient History HSC marking, developing ICT History resources and, of course, travel. Sabreena has also been Head judge during the standards setting process for the Ancient History HSC.