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2024 Differentiation In Science

This intensive online course is designed to increase science teachers’ understanding of key differentiation principles for students with diverse needs. The course will cover differentiation for students with disability and high potential, and will develop skills in: 

Supporting students and catering to different and diverse needs;  Developing skills for differentiation in lesson planning;  Understanding wellbeing and how to develop personal and social capability.



DATE: May 15th 2024  4:00pm - 6:15pm

Part 1: Students with disability, Fiona Buttler  

This session will explore the interplay between learning and well-being in a practical context. The presenters will discuss the nature of common learning disabilities, including ADHD, ASD and the variety of Specific Learning DisordersThe session will focus on how to how to cater for students with disability through assessment and in the classroom via differentiation. Factors informing planning and teaching, such as Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs and the NCCD, will be explored. 


Part 2: Gifted and High Potential Students, Estee Stephenson 

This session will discuss the characteristics of high potential and gifted students, as well as the importance of identifying high-ability students and implementing differentiated learning strategies that enhance engagement.  Participants will discuss challenges in identification of HPGE students, including twice exceptional students, disengagement, and students from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.   

All sessions will be held virtually and recorded. The course is deigned to be collaborative and will involved discussion and sharing.  



DATE: 16th May 2024  9:00am - 4:00pm

Part 1: Inclusive education for students with disabilities: collaborative teaching practice (CTP),  Mark Finlayson  

This session is a presentation on applying collaborative teaching practice for inclusive education for students with disabilityThe  presenter will provide discussion on the methodology and best practice for collaboratively approaching differentiation in the inclusive classroom. 


Part 2: Science in the Fishbowl, Beth Hodgson and Silvia Rudmann 
This session is a presentation based on putting theoretical and pedagogical frameworks on High Potential Gifted Education into practice. With a focus on differentiation in action, this presentation will provide deconstructed examples of how specific outcomes can be authentically applied to K - 12 contexts. Participants are invited to 'look in' through the glass to see how program, practice and pedagogy can keep the fish happy.  

Day 2 is designed to be collaborative and will involve presentations as well as discussion and sharing. 



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Registration Close: Wednesday 1 May, 2024 - All payments must be received by this date.

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15/05/2024 4:00 PM - 16/05/2024 4:00 PM
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15/05/2024 4:00 PM
16/05/2024 4:00 PM