The Implementing Differentiation in Teaching & Learning conference will bring together representatives from Independent, Catholic and Public schools to begin an interactive discussion on how schools can tackle some of the biggest challenges to differentiated teaching. It will also provide an opportunity to collaborate and strategise to better assess and group students on the basis of individual capabilities, develop a whole of school approach to differentiation, and implement differentiation in everyday teaching to achieve improved learning outcomes for students across Australia.
What you will take away from this event
- An understanding of how differentiation can meet the needs of 21st century students for better outcomes
- Solutions to overcome the challenge of developing accurate & differentiated assessment techniques
- Strategies to develop a whole of school approach to differentiation
- Ideas to engage & upskill teachers to differentiate in the classroom
- Insight into the use of adaptive teaching frameworks
- Case studies from leading schools who are innovating to differentiate at all levels
Principals, Assistant Principals, Deputy Principals, Directors, Heads, Leaders with responsibilities for:
- Professional Learning
- Teacher/Student Excellence
The Implementing Differentiation in Teaching & Learning Conference will contribute 13 hours of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Registered PD addressing 6.2.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.
Attend to learn how to
- Embed differentiation into practice through a whole of school approach
- Strategically assess & identify student capability & knowledge
- Analyse assessment data to understand student needs & create a differentiation strategy
- Make data accessible to teachers to enable differentiated approaches
- Implement tailored, high impact approaches to teaching & learning for better student outcomes
- KEYNOTE: Strengthening systems & initiatives to transition towards differentiated instruction
- PANEL DISCUSSION: Strategic challenges to engaging teachers to differentiate
- CASE STUDY: Differentiating to meet the needs of high achieving students
- CASE STUDY: How Killester College has enhanced student outcomes through a tailored teaching program
Miami State High School, QLD
Sue Dalton is an experienced and passionate Principal with a demonstrated history of working in Education to drive school improvement with a student first approach.
Sue has a reputation for transforming schools and fostering exceptional results through the cultivation of a high expectations and performance culture in both staff and students. Personifying strong corporate and personal values around inclusion and building relationships, Sue is described as an innovative and progressive trailblazer.
With background as a high level athlete and her undeniable success as an educator and leader, Sue has proven strength in leading and driving High Impact Teaching practices and building High Performing Teams.
These accolades are supported by Sue’s recent appointment as the South East Queensland Jack Pizzey Principal of the Year Winner in the 2019 Queensland Showcase Awards for Excellence in schools, and as the only principal selected for the Queen’s Baton Relay prior to the 2018 Commonwealth Games.
Radford College, ACT
Monash University & Victoria Institute of Teaching
Killester College, VIC
Steve McPhail is the Head of Learning & Teaching at Killester College in Victoria. Killester is a multi-campus Catholic girls school of 930 students. The school is part of the Kildare Education Ministries, founded by the Brigidine and Presentation orders. Steve has been an educator for 26 years and also has experience in small business, the theatre and hospitality industries. He has completed a Post Graduate diploma in Student Wellbeing at Melbourne University and a Master of Educational Leadership (Leading Learning) at ACU. Steve teaches Drama and English and is passionate about improving learning growth for all students. Killester College strives to educate girls who are equipped to flourish in a world of rapid change. Their motto of strength and kindliness motivates them to make a positive difference in the lives of others. Justice and hope are areas of focus for the school.
Research Australia Development and Innovation Institute
RADII provides high quality research, development and consulting services to schools and school systems. Led by Professor Peter Cuttance, RADII has extensive experience and expertise in the following areas:
- School performance improvement consulting
- School system management strategy development
- Education measurement and statistical analysis
- School and department reviews
- Education research and development
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