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 course access


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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 Differentiated Instruction – proven Strategies for Success before 31 July 2021 under NESA’s interim arrangements will contribute 6 hours and 0 minutes of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Accredited PD in the priority area of Delivery and assessment of NSW curriculum addressing standard descriptors 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.


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
11/04/2021

I have completed this already. This is the second time it has taken me to this page.

Differentiated Instruction - proven Strategies for Success - Kirsten Norgate
11/04/2021

I liked the accessibility of the course.

Differentiated Instruction - proven Strategies for Success - Kirsten Norgate
11/04/2021

In some ways I probably preferred the videos over everything else presented – they provided the most hands on examples and therefore examples I can apply directly to my teaching

Differentiated Instruction - proven Strategies for Success - Kirsten Norgate
11/04/2021

This course was very helpful for a teacher still learning and experimenting with teaching.

Differentiated Instruction - proven Strategies for Success - Kirsten Norgate
11/04/2021

The relevance of this course is very high, especially with the rising number of children with special needs coming into our classroom environments. The quality of the content was very high and I found it very helpful and educational.

Differentiated Instruction - proven Strategies for Success - Kirsten Norgate
11/04/2021

nothing new

Differentiated Instruction - proven Strategies for Success - Kirsten Norgate
11/04/2021

There were some interesting ideas that I can apply in my classroom.

Differentiated Instruction - proven Strategies for Success - Kirsten Norgate
11/04/2021

High quality highly relevant content.

Differentiated Instruction - proven Strategies for Success - Kirsten Norgate
11/04/2021

I felt as though there were some great ideas in this course that I will be able to use moving forward.

Differentiated Instruction - proven Strategies for Success - Kirsten Norgate
11/04/2021

Old content, I covered all relevant aspects in my pre teaching before 2000, why are we watching such old video content? No

Differentiated Instruction - proven Strategies for Success - Kirsten Norgate
11/04/2021

There were lots of great ideas for how to differentiate your teaching. It covered all aspects from lessons, to classroom set up and routines to assessment. It was very comprehensive.

Differentiated Instruction - proven Strategies for Success - Kirsten Norgate
11/04/2021

Relevant information which included secondary and primary examples of differentiation examples

Differentiated Instruction - proven Strategies for Success - Kirsten Norgate
11/04/2021

Lots of good information to apply to my teaching practice however given grade levels, timetabling, classroom and lesson limits I am not sure some aspects are able to be applied to my classes. Course more tailored to high school would be beneficial.

Differentiated Instruction - proven Strategies for Success - Kirsten Norgate
11/04/2021

Fantastic quality and very relevant

Differentiated Instruction - proven Strategies for Success - Kirsten Norgate
11/04/2021

Was good content to help me think more deeply about my own practice and reflect on strategies I use and can improve.

Differentiated Instruction - proven Strategies for Success - Kirsten Norgate
11/04/2021

Thoroughly enjoyed the delivery and relevance of this course. Allows me to take differentiation strategies into the classroom to improve my teaching.

Differentiated Instruction - proven Strategies for Success - Kirsten Norgate
11/04/2021

Well presented course, lots of practical activities.

Differentiated Instruction - proven Strategies for Success - Kirsten Norgate
11/04/2021

Quality of course resources and presentation was good.

Differentiated Instruction - proven Strategies for Success - Kirsten Norgate
11/04/2021

Very. heavily targeted towards primary school teachers. A lot of these methods would not work in a high school setting. A lot of philosophies covered at university so would have been more interesting to hear of current research and ideas.

Differentiated Instruction - proven Strategies for Success - Kirsten Norgate
11/04/2021

Good quality and relevance of the course


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.