Differentiating for Learning in STEM Teaching
Every student is different, entering classrooms with varying ideas and understanding. This course will help you improve your understanding and use of differentiating for learning within science, technology, engineering, computing and maths.
Why join the course?
- When it comes to teaching in the classroom one size does not fit all.
- This course – designed for STEM teachers in primary and secondary schools, and sixth form and further education colleges
- It will help you improve your understanding and use of differentiating for learning within science, technology, engineering and ‘Maths subjects.
- examine the key principles of effective differentiated learning;
- focus on differentiating by task using examples from the STEM subjects;
- get a range of practical ideas for how you can best respond to the assessment evidence elicited from your students;
- explore the links between Differentiating for Learning and Assessment for Learning.
- and improve your teaching by diagnosing your students’ current levels of understanding and differentiating for learning by task.
What topics will you cover?
- Key Principle Number 1 – Everyone can develop knowledge, understanding and skills
- Key Principle Number 2 – All students need to be challenged in their thinking in order to learn
- Key Principle Number 3 – All learners in the classroom need to be motivated to learn
- How do Assessment for Learning and Differentiating for Learning link
- Assessing understanding
- Modelled diagnostic activities
- Different ways of differentiating the learning
- Enabling students to access the learning
- Differentiating for Learning by Task – pyramids of learning
- Differentiating for Learning by Task – quadrants
- Enabling students to access the learning through scaffolding
- Differentiating for Learning by Task – thinking organisers and help desks
- Reflecting on learning
- Linking back to key principles
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you’ll be able to…
- Assess some of the research literature about Differentiating for Learning
- Identify a number of approaches for differentiating by task using examples from the STEM subjects
- Explore the links between Differentiating for Learning and Assessment for Learning
- Engage with some key principles of effective differentiated learning
- Collaborate with peers, educators and mentors to try out activities and share thinking in order to help shift practice
- Evaluate a range of practical ideas that can be used to elicit evidence from students and differentiate for their learning
- Collect and analyse evidence from students on changes implemented in the classroom in order to critically reflect on own practice in order to prioritise next steps in own development
- Lectures 0
- Quizzes 0
- Duration 50 hours
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
- Students 0
- Assessments Yes