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November 14, 2017 9:30 am 4:00 pm

Practical approaches to raising standards of achievement by effective differentiation and assessment for learning Effective differentiation and assessment for learning are key to enabling every student to reach their potential in the prep school classroom. This course explores practical approaches to creating differentiated schemes of work and lesson plans, enabling you to engage, motivate and effectively assess every member of the class. Who Will Benefit? Teachers looking for new ideas for creating a differentiated, engaging and motivational learning environment that will support all students in attaining outstanding levels of learning and progress will benefit from this course This Course Will Enable you to

  • Use differentiation as a tool to maximise enjoyment and achievement
  • Effectively assess the needs of students of different abilities and bridge the gap between those abilities
  • Provide an engaging and supportive learning environment through a range of different strategies
  • Develop resources and strategies for planning differentiated schemes of work

What You Will Cover Why do we differentiate?

  • What is differentiation and why does it matter?
  • What does it look like?
  • What are the benefits of differentiated leaning?
  • Understanding ‘FLOW’ – the work of Csikszentmihalyi

Linking differentiation, learning and progress

  • Ability, potential and difference – What do we know about ability,
  • Fixed and growth mind sets and their impact on outstanding learning and progress – the work of Carol Dweck
  • How to effectively support students’ learning – Vygotsky’s Zone of Proximal development
  • Maximizing the relationship between learning and potential through effective differentiation.

Structuring and refining learning

  • Differentiating via curriculum, outcome, task and resources
  • Differentiating through pace, choice and negotiation
  • Why strong assessment for learning is vital for effective differentiation
  • Groups – the role of setting, group work strategies.

Assessment and feedback

  • Differentiation through extension, enrichment and display
  • Effective feedback and target setting
  • Developing self-assessment in SUBJECT
  • Celebrating success and using failure as a learning resource


London: Exact location of Course will be confirmed at a later date.

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