- Monday, 29 May
Monday, 29 May, 2017
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
This course will be presented in collaboration with Pearson
The course focuses on building participants’ knowledge of strategies and routines that enable differentiated instruction. Topics include interactive and cooperative teaching activities, increasing motivation and positive attitude in the classroom through games and effective feedback, structuring daily programs, and classroom organisation.
The Differentiated Instruction Course is designed to deepen and expand participants’ knowledge of classroom and learning strategies for all students. It provides opportunities for active, hands-on learning and practice, including peer-teaching, observation, and feedback.
By the end of the course, participants will be able to:
• define differentiated instruction
• analyse different learning styles and demonstrate teaching techniques to support different learning styles
• identify multiple intelligences and develop teaching strategies to suit different intelligences
• make important differentiation decisions, such as what, how, and why to differentiate
• contrast differentiation of content, product, or process; and identify eight basic methods for differentiating by process
• identify and use strategies to differentiate instruction by criteria, such as task, activity, questioning, and product
• discuss ways to use assessment, instructional groupings, and classroom organisation as tools for differentiation
• analyse and apply process differentiation to case studies and students in participants’ own classrooms.
Kristy Hamshare has many years experience as a primary school teacher, working with teams of teachers to maximize student learning. Kristy is committed to helping students achieve their personal best through the development of effective relationships and high quality classroom programs. Kristy won a 'Teacher of the Year' award with a colleague based on their supportive and enriching work in classrooms. Kristy is a trained teacher of the International Baccalaureate’s Primary Years Program and is currently working as a consultant, sharing her knowledge of inquiry learning and strategies for effective classroom management.
Venue: RIDBC Renwick Centre
North Rocks, Sydney, Australia
Sydney is located on Australia’s south-east coast. With an approximate population of 4.5 million in the Sydney metropolitan area the city is the largest municipality in Australia. Sydney is easily accessible by air, rail and road networks from other Australian cities.
Located approximately 26 km north-west of the city centre, Renwick Centre is accessible via private and public transport to metropolitan areas such as Epping, Parramatta, Hornsby and the city.
North Rocks is a suburban area of Sydney and is the home of the Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children since 1961.
There are several public transport options for getting to and from the Renwick Centre within the Sydney metropolitan area.
Cityrail train stations are located in Epping (6 km away) and Parramatta (7km away) and have connecting bus services (refer to Buses section below) to the Centre.
Epping train station is on the Northern, Newcastle and Central Coast lines with a journey time of approximately 30 minutes to the city (Central, Town Hall and Wynyard stations) and 20 minutes to Strathfield or Hornsby stations.
Parramatta train station offers frequent services to the city (about 40 minutes of travel time) and is located on the Western, Cumberland and Blue Mountains lines.
Both stations are wheelchair accessible.
There is a bus stop directly outside the RIDBC campus – services to Epping and Macquarie Centre – and another across the road outside the Westfield Shopping Centre for services to Parramatta and Blacktown. For latest info on these routes, please visit the Sydney Buses website.
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* Access to these bus services is from the M2 motorway at Barclay Road bus stop, a 20 minute walk (1.4 km) from the Centre.
Sydney Airport has domestic and international terminals and is approximately 35 km south-east of the Renwick Centre.
Cityrail train stations are located within the domestic and international terminals. To get to the centre, you will need to change trains at Central to an Epping or Parramatta service and then either take a taxi or bus the remaining distance to the centre. Journey time by public transport is approximately 90-120 minutes.
Companies providing a taxi service in the Sydney area include Premier Cabs (Phone: 13 10 17), Silver Service (Phone: 133 100), Taxis Combined (Phone: 8332 8888) and RSL Cabs (Phone: 132 211).
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