Differentiated Instruction - proven Strategies for Success

Kirsten Norgate
Step by step instructions for designing differentiated classroom learning activities with proven delivery strategies in a primary setting.
Target Audience
Primary teachers who are beginning their differentiation journey and looking for strategies that respond to the diverse learning needs of students.
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Learning Areas

General Description

The secret to creating an effective differentiated classroom involves combining responsive teaching with practical, proven delivery strategies. During this course teachers will gain a greater understanding of how classroom environments, program design, use of resources, structure of activities and assessment impact on learning. Teachers will be taken step-by-step through the process of designing differentiated learning activities, inspiring them to make the most of students' diverse interests, needs and abilities.

Audience

Primary teachers who are beginning their differentiation journey and looking for strategies that respond to the diverse learning needs of students.

Available Delivery Formats

Format Description

24/7 lifetime course access


IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

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Teaching Standards
1.2.2 Proficient Level – Understand how students learn
3.3.2 Proficient Level – Use teaching strategies
4.1.2 Proficient Level – Support student participation
5.1.2 Proficient Level – Assess student learning
Are you in NSW? If so, this is relevant for you

Completing this course will contribute 6 hours of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Registered PD addressing 1.2.2, 3.3.2, 4.1.2 & 5.1.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

TTA (Teacher Training Australia) is endorsed to provide the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Registered Professional Development for teachers accredited at Proficient and Lead Level Teacher.


This course contributes to 6.0 professional development hours.

Occurrences

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Sessions

•The 'Whats & Whys' of DI•Pretesting

1 hour

•Introduce and explore the concept of Differentiated Instruction.
•Explore their own perceptions about differentiation and ways they may already differentiate in their own classrooms.
•Explore the nature of the “differences” that students bring to the classroom, and how those differences can be identified and used to good effect for each student.
•Use Pretesting tools.

•Philosophies & Models

1 hour

•Introduce a variety of models that are currently considered best practice in differentiated instruction.
•Reflect on how these modules could be helpful in different classroom settings
•Explore the Maker Model in depth – What does it mean to differentiate content, process, and product?

•Strategies/Tools

1 hour

•Explore and evaluate a range of grouping strategies, and the variables that come into play when choosing one strategy over another (i.e., grouping by interest vs. readiness; grouping by whole group vs. small groups vs. pairs; grouping by self-selected groups vs. assigned groups; and so on).
•Investigate teaching strategies that activate students' various intelligences and speak to different types of learners(Blooms/Gardner/De Bono)
•Evaluate other strategies for differentiating process such as tiered assignments, learning centers, and contracts.
•Explore ways to manage these strategies in the classroom and using sample lesson plans, practice integrating these grouping/process strategies.

•Managing the classroom environment

1 hour

•Explore differentiated instruction in classroom management and provide practical steps that assist with managing the differences within the classroom by setting up routines/procedures to accommodate diversity.

•Step by Step process to structuring a tiered lesson plan

30 minutes

•Analyse examples of differentiated activities and design “tiered activities” and assessments that allow students of all ability levels to learn the same essential concepts in different ways.
•Apply the principles of Differentiated Instruction to design a lesson plan that matches your learning objective(s).

•Assessment/Reflection

1 hour

•Explore how to differentiate assessment of students' understanding and learning.
•Explore how to manage ongoing assessment in the classroom setting.
•Reflect on personal understandings of differentiating content for diverse learners.
•Focus on bringing differentiation to the classroom through various assessment strategies such as instructional rubrics, student reflections and portfolios.
•Discuss the challenges anticipated over the implementation phase as teachers continue to carry out these ideas in their own classrooms.
•Provide options for future support.

What To Bring

Sample lesson plans of year level.
USB stick.

User Rating

4.2

Latest Reviews

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Differentiated Instruction - proven Strategies for Success - Kirsten Norgate
03/12/2019

Good quality examples for how to differentiate.

Differentiated Instruction - proven Strategies for Success - Kirsten Norgate
03/12/2019

Very relevant, some PDFs were repetitive

Differentiated Instruction - proven Strategies for Success - Kirsten Norgate
03/12/2019

Very relevant to students I currently teach

Differentiated Instruction - proven Strategies for Success - Kirsten Norgate
03/12/2019

Quality was great. The course was relevant to me as I not only have students at different levels in their learning, but also different grades

Differentiated Instruction - proven Strategies for Success - Kirsten Norgate
03/12/2019

Relevant to all classes, differentiation is needed for all classrooms.

Differentiated Instruction - proven Strategies for Success - Kirsten Norgate
03/12/2019

Was a good overview of effective ways to differentiate. Good synopsis of tehory behind differentiation and also the acknowledgement of how differentiation occurs in every class room and how the course highlighted more effective ways to ensure differentiation is maximizing learning outcomes.

Differentiated Instruction - proven Strategies for Success - Kirsten Norgate
03/12/2019

This course is a great motivator and idea bank for educators needing to freshen their ideas and approaches to building inclusive classrooms. Differentiated Instruction – Proven Strategies for Success, is an excellent course for educators interested in exploring and developing strategies to maximise the inclusiveness of their lessons for all students. The course provides ideas around physical classroom set ups to deepening understanding around content delivery to extend the learning potential of students.

Differentiated Instruction - proven Strategies for Success - Kirsten Norgate
03/12/2019

I really gained a lot of ideas from this course. They were very relevant and I feel I will be able to implement some of them in my own teaching.

Differentiated Instruction - proven Strategies for Success - Kirsten Norgate
03/12/2019

The quality of the information presented was valuable and applicable to my own teaching.

Differentiated Instruction - proven Strategies for Success - Kirsten Norgate
03/12/2019

I found this course very informative and useful especially with differentiation of the content.

Differentiated Instruction - proven Strategies for Success - Kirsten Norgate
02/09/2019

the content ideas were great, but mostly applied to primary school not high school great, practical ideas for use in the classroom

Differentiated Instruction - proven Strategies for Success - Kirsten Norgate
02/09/2019

Very relevant and good information

Differentiated Instruction - proven Strategies for Success - Kirsten Norgate
02/09/2019

Course was great and very relevant. Disappointing that the Queensland Education site had PAGE NOT FOUND for all their resources. no

Differentiated Instruction - proven Strategies for Success - Kirsten Norgate
02/09/2019

It was very relevant to teachers in the classroom

Differentiated Instruction - proven Strategies for Success - Kirsten Norgate
02/09/2019

Included things with no evidence like gardners multiple intelligences.

Differentiated Instruction - proven Strategies for Success - Kirsten Norgate
02/09/2019

The course was highly relevant given the vast learning needs of students in contemporary classrooms.

Differentiated Instruction - proven Strategies for Success - Kirsten Norgate
02/09/2019

Through the course I gained a great insight into various strategies, theories, lesson plans and assessment methods which have assisted me in my every day teaching. This course was a great refresher for me. Thank you!

Differentiated Instruction - proven Strategies for Success - Kirsten Norgate
02/09/2019

It was useful to learn about the Makers Model and how it is used for differentation

Differentiated Instruction - proven Strategies for Success - Kirsten Norgate
02/09/2019

The course was good but as a leader I am now looking at incorporating this into others classroom structures.

Differentiated Instruction - proven Strategies for Success - Kirsten Norgate
02/09/2019

I found much of this course of high quality and relevant. Some topics I may use a different approach but all good food for thought.


About the team


Kirsten Norgate

Creator

Kirsten is an experienced educator who has worked across the State, Catholic and Independent sectors in Australia and New Zealand. She has a Bachelor of Education and a Masters in Learning Support and Inclusive Education. Kirsten has worked as a teacher across P – 7, including middle management positions and coaching roles with a focus on planning for the needs of diverse learners in the classroom. In addition to working with teachers, she also has her own classroom which enables her the opportunity to put theory into practice.