Differentiation by Design: Instructional Tools and Strategies
This professional learning course for educators, F- 10, is based upon the Jarvis Tomlinson model of Differentiation (Tomlinson and Jarvis 2009). The model focuses upon catering for the needs of all students, including the highly able. Differentiated and personalised teaching strategies that deliver rigorous and respectful learning experiences for students will be demonstrated and applied. The most recent Australian Curriculum advice on Students with Diversity will be referenced throughout the course. Tools and strategies for differentiating the curriculum will be explored though a variety of curriculum models such as the Depth and Complexity Icons and the SOLO taxonomy. Knowledge and understanding of Bloom’s Taxonomy is a pre-requisite. Optional written assessments will enable participants to qualify for credit in post-graduate Gifted Education courses at Flinders University. The course will be offered online using Microsoft Teams in eight x two – hour blocks, 5.00 – 7.00 pm. This will enable rural and remote educators to access the course. Educators will be equipped with workshop materials, PowerPoints and other learning aids.