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Differentiation: A strategy for all students

Ended Oct 18, 2015

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Full course description

Starts September 28, 2015
Course time zone is GMT +11

Learners will explore definitions and examples of differentiation within the classroom, including the domains of content, instruction, and performance tasks. Opportunities for collaboration and reflection will exist through participation in discussion forums and completion of short quizzes.

Topics covered include the following:

Module 1: Introduction

Module 2: Formal Definitions of Differentiation

Module 3: Differentiating the Content

Module 4: Differentiating the Performance Tasks

Module 5: Differentiating the Instruction

Module 6: Using Technology to Differentiate

Module 7: Conclusion

We also offer 4 hours of BOSTES endorsed professional development for those teachers from New South Wales, Australia.

Intended Audience: K-12 or college level instructors

Time to complete the course: 4 hours

Certificate or digital badge for completing the course: Certificate of participation

Format: Self-paced

Peer feedback: Discussion forums

Prerequisites: None

Matthew Stephens

B Teaching B Arts (Secondary / Technology)

Matthew completed his Bachelor of Teaching and Bachelor of Arts at the Australian Catholic University and is currently completing his Masters in Educational Leadership. He is a Design and Technology Teacher, Instructional Coach and Online Professional Development Coordinator at Knox Grammar School. He has developed a number of professional development courses, including a five module course on the topic of Mind Brain and Education that earned him the Peter FitzSimons (Snr) Scholarship to attend a professional learning course at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. As part of the Knox Online Professional Learning team, his role is to collaborate with highly qualified Knox teachers in the development and delivery of BOSTES endorsed professional development courses.

Dale Thompson


Dale Thompson completed her Masters of Education at the University of Western Sydney and her Master of School Counselling at Macquarie University. She worked for the State Education Departments in Victoria and NSW as a Special Education Teacher and Counsellor. She has been a member of Knox Grammar staff for nine years, working in Stage 6 Learning Support. In 2012 she addressed the Heads of Special Education Conference on Mainstream Education for Students with Disabilities. She is a passionate advocate for students with different learning needs.

Knox Grammar School

Knox Grammar School is committed to providing high quality professional learning opportunities for all staff and the wider community to support their ongoing professional development and to build a vibrant learning network. The aim of the school’s professional learning program is to raise the standards of teaching and learning within the school and wider community through the dissemination of best teaching practice and and a commitment to the delivery of quality professional development opportunities. Our courses have been developed by teachers for teachers and reflect the broad range of qualifications and talents of our faculty.