Student-driven differentiation 2023138W
May 12, 2023 - Dec 31, 2023
Full course description
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Date and time
Friday 12 May 2023, 9.00 am to 10.30 am
Online – a Zoom link will be provided 24 hours prior to the event
Teacher, Head of Department/Faculty, School Leader
Transform teaching and learning with student-driven differentiation. Educators commonly are asked to or want to differentiate instruction for their students but need help finding ways to differentiate that are effective for students and sustainable for teachers. This is due to various fallacies about what differentiation is and is not and overlooking our most powerful tool: student voice. Let’s demystify differentiation and harmonize learning in our classrooms with student-driven differentiation.
- shared understanding of student-driven differentiation
- understanding of how to plan and implement effective differentiation.
Lisa Westman is a writer, speaker, and consultant who works with school systems internationally to implement differentiation, standards-based grading, empathic instructional practices, and instructional-coaching programs. She has over 18 years of experience as an instructional coach specialising in differentiation, and as a teacher of gifted education, English Language Arts, and social studies.
She is the author of Student-Driven Differentiation: 8 Steps to Harmonize Learning in the Classroom (Corwin, 2018), Teaching with Empathy: How to Transform Your Practice by Understanding Your Learners (ASCD, 2021), a member of the ASCD Faculty, and is a contributor for publications including Education Week, Education Week Teacher, ASCD Educational Leadership, and Edutopia.
Link(s) to relevant VRQA Standards
- Curriculum and Student Learning – Student learning outcomes
- The minimum standards for schools offering a senior secondary course – Student learning outcomes