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Course Description

The secret to creating an effective differentiated classroom involves combining responsive teaching with practical, proven delivery strategies.

In 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

1.5.2 Proficient Level - Know students and how they learn - Differentiate teaching to meet the specific learning needs of students across the full range of abilities: Develop teaching activities that incorporate differentiated strategies to meet the specific learning needs of students across the full range of abilities

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"Excellent - loads of new resources, ideas and sound research in support"

- Greg Guise, The Riverina Anglican College

"Excellent quality and great content"

- Jackie Shehata, St Mark's Coptic College

"This course is a great motivator and idea bank for educators needing to freshen their ideas and approaches to building inclusive classrooms"

- Kathryn Leary, Rivendell School

"This course has reinvigorated my enthusiasm as I was reminded of existing (but not often used) practices as well as exposing me to new ones I could implement in my classroom. My students are already responding positively (in both engagement and demonstrating of expanding understanding) to the changes I am trying out."

- Leonie Pocock, Junee High School

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

    • Gardner's Multiple Intelligence Model

    • Gardner's MI Checklist

    • Task: Gardner'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

Do you teach in NSW? If so, this is relevant to you:

Completing Differentiated Instruction - Proven Strategies for Success will contribute 6 hours of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Accredited PD in the priority area of Delivery and assessment of NSW Curriculum/Early Years Learning Framework addressing standard descriptor 1.5.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.



Kirsten Norgate

Kirsten Norgate

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.

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