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 planning, which have been used successfully to support the 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.
I am passionate about education. My philosophy of education is the belief that all students have the right and ability to learn, and it is the role as educators to promote not only learning, but a lifelong love of learning. This has been the foundation of my own practice. It guides my approach to my teaching, my research and my life.
I have been working in education since 1987. I have worked as a teacher (K-12), lecturer, teacher educator, professional development coordinator, education researcher, educational/instructional designer, education manager, small business owner, and as a private education consultant.
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