Differentiated learning plays a crucial role in ensuring students achieve their best learning outcomes. Learners have different ways of absorbing knowledge and information, therefore educators apply different pedagogies depending on students’ capabilities. However, this requires personalised planning, assessment and delivery.
- Identifying what your learner needs through assessment
- Planning your curriculum around students’ abilities and needs
- Overcoming your resources and time barriers to achieve differentiated pedagogy
- Facilitating differentiation through use of technology
- From each session you will take away key strategies and create new approaches to apply at your school straight after the conference!
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In this conference we've designed 20/20 sessions where speakers will deliver their 2o minute session on:
- Implementing, aligning, overcoming strategies to assess student performance
- Align pedagogy with diverse learning needs
- Overcome resource and time barriers to achieve a differentiated delivery
Attend to learn:
Implement various strategies of assessing student performance
Personalise teaching for your school
Align pedagogy with diverse learning needs
Ensure student and teacher wellbeing in a differentiated curriculum
St Andrews Christian College
Merrick Brewer is currently the Head of Learning & Teaching at St Andrews Christian School, a P to 12 Campus located in Wantirna, Australia. After only 1 year in the role, Merrick has a passion for understanding ways of catering for the varied needs of students and identifying pathways that can best cater for these individual learning needs. Merrick’s desire to ensure that all students experience success has led him to uncover strategies that all teachers are able to implement in an effective and efficient manner. Merrick also believes that students’ passions and interests hold the key to unlocking their learning potential. An engaging presenter, he is keen to share his experience with others. Merrick was recently awarded the NEiTA Inspirational Teaching Award in the Innovation category and is a recognised author.
Pymble Ladies’ College
Deborah is the Director of Teaching and Learning at Pymble Ladies’ College where she works across the K – 12 landscape with a focus on the College’s strategic vision for personalised learning, particularly the way in which a school wide approach to learning design and assessment reform may achieve ambitious outcomes both for students and staff. Prior to taking up this role in October 2014 she was Director of Innovation in Learning at Inaburra School where she previously served as Head of English.
The Association for Independent Schools (AIS) NSW
Leanne Woodley works as an education consultant for AIS, NSW. She has taught students with special needs and learning difficulties for over twenty years. She has a Masters of Education with a focus on adolescents with special needs. She also has qualifications in gifted education and working with students from non-English speaking backgrounds. Leanne works collaboratively with teachers to support the in diversification of learning and teaching, assessment experiences and programs to cater for students with learning difficulties, disabilities and challenging behaviours in a variety of educational settings.
Her passion in education has led to the exploration of the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) framework to improve and optimise learning for all students. In 2015 she to travel to the USA to study and develop a deeper understanding of UDL implementation.
Kincoppal - Rose Bay School of the Sacred Heart
Jonathan Saurine calls himself an educational engineer because he collaborates to design, build and implement all manner of solutions to improve K-12 education. He is an accomplished educator, thought leader and science writer with more than 20 years of experience in secondary and tertiary education. He has taught Chemistry and Physics for many years and is currently the Director of Learning Innovation at Kincoppal – Rose Bay School in Sydney. Jonathan has a passion for education and has research interests in learning psychology, the future of education and instructional design. He is the author of Quarkology and the Quark Institute and puts educational research into practice by leveraging innovative technologies to improve learning and teaching.
What People Are Saying
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Endorsers & Media Partners
Halogen is a not-for-profit founded in 1997 with a mission to inspire and empower a generation of young people who lead themselves and others well. Endorsed by the Prime Minister, Governor-General and all State Premiers, the organisation is approaching its 20th year as the premier provider of leadership education for Australian schools. As hosts of Australia’s largest and longest running youth leadership event, Halogen impacts more than 23,000 primary and secondary students each year through a dynamic program of keynote speakers and leadership insights. Formerly known as The National Young Leaders Day, Halogen’s ImagiNATION will ignite a community of young leaders who aspire to create positive change. For more information on Halogen events and initiatives, go to