Differentiation for learning NE702 / A21

Start date
2 Aug 21
Duration
3 Weeks
Learning Method
Online Delivered CPD

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Summary

Online, self-paced course. Improve your practice of differentiating for learning, by diagnosing your students' current levels of understanding and differentiating for learning by task. You will explore the key principles of effective differentiation for learning, see how teachers use these approaches in their classrooms, and learn how to differentiate for learning by task. You will leave the course feeling confident in your ability to respond to evidence of your students’ learning and address their different needs. 

Who is it for?

This course is for teachers, curriculum leaders, newly qualified teachers, trainee teachers and others involved in teaching science, engineering, technology, computing or mathematics. It’s suitable for educators working in primary, secondary or further education (ages 5-19 years). To get the most out of this course, participants will need to be currently teaching a class of students. This course draws upon the key concepts from our Introducing assessment for learning course. However, this course can be taken as a standalone course and all learning will be supported within the content of the course. 

What topics are covered?

  • key principles of differentiation for learning.
  • the importance of diagnosing current levels of understanding.
  • differentiating for learning by task.
  • evaluating practice of differentiation for learning.

How will you learn?

This online, self-paced course can be completed flexibly. Participants can join and start this course at any time after the advertised date. Find out how our online CPD works.
This course is not facilitated. You can learn independently or with colleagues to directly address your individual needs. 

How long is this course?

This course takes around three hours per week to complete and you do not need to be online at any specific time. You can take the course at your own pace.

Who is the course leader?

  • Course Authors:

    • Andrea Mapplebeck
    • Dylan Wiliam
    • Chris Harrison

Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • describe the key principles of differentiation for learning.
  • evaluate a range of practical ideas that can be used to scaffold students’ learning.
  • collect and analyse evidence from students on changes implemented in the classroom in order to critically reflect on own practice in order to prioritise next steps in own development.
  • develop a classroom culture that motivates all learners.
  • identify approaches to increase challenge and ownership of learning within their teaching context.

Sessions

DateTimeLocation
Differentiating for learning in STEM teaching02 August 202100:00-00:00Online course

Notes

FutureLearn terms and conditions: This course is hosted on the FutureLearn social learning platform and you will need to create an account if you do not already have one. 
In addition to STEM Learning Terms and Conditions, by booking on this course you are consenting to FutureLearn’s Terms and Conditions for Invited Learners. By booking onto this course, you agree that your information will be held by FutureLearn and National STEM Learning Centre as data controllers in common, and that by joining the course on FutureLearn your progress will be monitored by STEM Learning.
If you have booked in advance of the course being available, you will receive an email to access the course on FutureLearn no later than the course start date.
 

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Cost

State-funded school or collegeActivity fee£90.00 +VAT
Fee-paying school or college (independent)Activity fee£112.50 +VAT

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