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. 



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


Teaching Standards

1.2.2 Proficient Level - Know students and how they learn - Understand how students learn:  Structure teaching programs using research and collegial advice about how students learn,

3.3.2 Proficient Level - Plan for and implement Effective Teaching and Learning - Use teaching strategies:  Select and use relevant teaching strategies to develop knowledge, skills, problem-solving, and critical and creative thinking,

4.1.2 Proficient Level - Create and maintain supportive and safe learning environments - Support student participation:   Establish and implement inclusive and positive interactions to engage and support all students in classroom activities,

5.1.2 Proficient Level - Assess, provide feedback and report on student learning - Assess student learning:  Develop, select and use informal and formal, diagnostic, formative and summative assessment strategies to assess student learning


Are you in NSW? If so, this is relevant for you

Completing “Differentiated Instruction - proven Strategies for Success” before 4th February 2022 under NESA’s interim arrangements will contribute 6 hours 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.


Course curriculum

  • 1

    Module 1: Welcome to the Course

    • Meet the Presenter

    • Course Outline

    • Welcome

  • 2

    Module 2: What is Differentiated Instruction?

    • Aims and Objectives

    • What is Differentiated Instruction?

    • Why Differentiate?

    • P.A.C.E Strategy

    • Pre-Testing Tools

    • Task: Reflection on Differentiation

  • 3

    Module 3: Philosophies and Models

    • Aims and Objectives

    • Introduction to Philosophies and Models

    • Maker Model

    • Snapshot: Maker Model - Modifications

    • Example: Maker Model - The Beach

    • Template: Maker Model

    • Task: Maker Model

    • Kaplan Model

    • Differentiated Products - Kane and Stephens

    • Williams Model

    • Williams Model Strategies

    • Bloom's Model

    • Task: Bloom's Model

    • Gardiner's Multiple Intelligence Model

    • Gardiner's MI Checklist

    • Task: Gardiner's Multiple Intelligence

    • Inquiry Based Learning Model

  • 4

    Module 4: Strategies

    • Aims and Objectives

    • Introduction Strategies

    • Maker Model

    • Tiered Lessons

    • Whole Part Whole or Peel Off Approach

    • Inquiry Approach

    • Inquiry Example 'Let's Celebrate'

    • De Bono's Thinking Hats

    • De Bono's Hats Poster

    • Classroom Strategies

    • High School Strategies

    • What Strategy Have You Used Effectively?

  • 5

    Module 5: Managing the Classroom Environment

    • Aims and Objectives

    • Physical Layout

    • Task: Physical Layout

    • Routines

    • Grouping and Strategies

    • General Organisation

    • Trialing Ideas

  • 6

    Module 6: Tiered Lesson Plans

    • Aims and Objectives

    • What is a Tiered Lesson?

    • How to Write a Tiered Lesson

    • Tiered Lesson - Example

    • School Based - Tiered Lessons

    • Primary Classroom - Tiered Lesson

    • Task: Tiered Lesson Plans

  • 7

    Module 7: Assessment and Reflection

    • Aims and Objectives

    • Introduction to Assessment

    • Pre-Testing

    • Weighted Assessment

    • Student Ownership of Learning

    • Criteria Sheets and Rubrics

    • Criteria Sheets - Example

    • Task: Your Criteria Sheet

    • References and Further Reading

  • 8

    Course Feedback

    • Course Feedback

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