Classroom Planning for Inclusion

Using curriculum frameworks to differentiate the learning needs of ALL students in your classroom

Classroom Planning for Inclusion

Supporting the learning needs of ALL students in your classroom

Each day as teachers we are faced with students who need additional help. We've all been there right? The student who was diagnosed with ADHD, the student with dyslexia, the student who is gifted and talented. When you have more than one, it becomes a question of Help! How do I manage this in my class. This course is here to teach you how you can plan the teaching and learning experiences for your classroom in a way that supports the needs of ALL your students, but in a manner that leaves you space to be creative and encourages innovation, as well as a little bit of risk-taking.

In this introductory course I take you through the following 3 key curriculum frameworks used for classroom panning, which have been used successfully to support the differentiated learning of the students in the classroom. Each framework introduction takes about an hour to complete, the whole course, including completing the readings and filling out the booklet will take you about 5 hours. It is recommended for Graduate and Proficient level teachers, or those who have been at the chalkface for a time, as a professional refresher. The course is self directed and draws on my own 20+ years experience as a teacher, encouraging you to make your connections from practice.

1. Bloom's Taxonomy from planning to assessment [2.3, 3.1]

2. William's Model of creativity for those challenging out of the box students [1.5, 1.6]

3. Maker's Model for gifted and talented students [1.2, 1.5, 3.1 and 3.2]

The numbers in the brackets refer to the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers. The bonus workbook gives you space to reflect on your learning. The comment sections encourage you to collaborate with others and share your experiences. At the end of the course you will know how to successfully plan for your classroom using each of the 3 frameworks. On 100% completion you will also receive a Certificate of Completion, which you can use as evidence of your professional learning.

  • The course is fully accredited with the ACT TQI - completion gives you 5 hours of accredited Professional Learning. ACT participant completions are logged with the TQI at the end of each week.
  • All other states - Completing the course will contribute 5 hours of PD addressing 1.2.2, 1.5.2, 2.3.2, 3.1.2 and 3.2.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher registration in other States of Australia.

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Your Instructor

Dr. Karin Oerlemans
Dr. Karin Oerlemans

I am passionate about inclusive education, teaching and learning, and quality educational practices. As a teacher and teacher educator with many years of experience, I know just how difficult creating inclusive classrooms can be. I developed my first course to share my passion and knowledge as a teacher educator in inclusive education with you. Now I have several courses, each carefully designed to help you with your practice as a teacher across a range of areas.

My philosophy of education is the belief that all students have the right and ability to learn, and it is our role as educators to promote not only learning but a lifelong love of learning. And to do so in inclusive environments that authentically model the kind of world we want for our children. This has been the foundation of my own practice. It guides my approach to my work, my research, and my life.

If you would like to know more about me, I would love to connect with you! Follow me on Facebook or head over to my website and sign up for my newsletter at

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Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
You have till March the following year to complete your course. This is is inline with the re-registration date for Australian teachers. After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course - across any and all devices you own. If you are not Australian or decide you need longer, you can email the course admin at [email protected]
What style of learning is it?
The course uses an adult learning methodology. This means it is practical, focused on what you need to know, self directed, based on real life experiences (my own as a teacher of 20+ years experience) and very relevant to your life as a teacher!
What does the course entail?
The course is made up of 3 sessions covering the 3 curriculum frameworks. Each session includes a number of short videos for you to complete, a workbook to fill out (for your own records) and some activities and readings that are about engaging with the content. The full course takes approximately 5 hours to complete.
I am an Australian, can I use this for my Professional Development for registration purposes?
Yes! This course is fully accredited by the ACT TQI and has been developed to meet the APSTs listed above. Completions in the ACT are submitted to the TQI on Friday of each week. For participants in other States, you can claim up to 5 hours of Teacher Identified Professional Learning. Once completed, you will be emailed a Certificate of Completion, which you can use as evidence of your participation.
I am not an Australian, can I use this for my Professional Development?
Yes. Although the course has been developed using the Australian Professional Teaching Standards, the learning in the course is relevant to any teacher! If you have students in the classroom who have additional needs, and you are struggling to know how to incorporate them into your classroom, then this course is for you!
When and how do I receive my certificate of completion?
A personalised Certificate of Completion will be emailed to you after you have successfully completed all sections of the course and answered the short quiz at the end.
I am in! How do I enroll?
You enroll in the course by pressing any of the green enroll buttons on the course sales page. You will need to have your credit card ready. Then simply follow the prompts. I look forward to meeting you inside!

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"The most significant learning for me in this course was a greater understanding of the subtleties and complexities of differentiation.

I now feel I have a greater understanding of how to differentiate for my students”

- Sharon (course participant)