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We all know that our students come to us with a range of skills, interests, abilities and social and emotional concepts and issues.

Reaching All Learners

Published at Nov 18, 2015
add a description...differentiation is our focus this term and our professional learning teams are going to work on sharing and trialling strategies. This is the introduction.

PRESENTATION OUTLINE

ALL STUDENTS

ARE THE SAME. RIGHT?
We all know that our students come to us with a range of skills, interests, abilities and social and emotional concepts and issues.

WANT THE SAME THINGS

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LEARN THE SAME WAY

NO.

THEY ARE DIFFERENT

LEARN DIFFERENTLY

WHICH RAISES QUESTIONS FOR US
Focussing on the differences allows us to better connect with them as individuals not just as groups.

HOW DO WE TEACH THEM ALL?

What strategies can we use? What is it that good teachers do to reach all learners?
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STANDARD 1

KNOW STUDENTS AND HOW THEY LEARN- AITSL
AITSL standard 1 covers the knowledge, skills and strategies teachers need to be able to teach their students successfully. It ranges from graduate to lead teachers and there is a self assessment tool on the AITSL website to allow teachers to check their understanding.
http://www.selfassessment.aitsl.edu.au/
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THE TEACHER

(FROM jOHN HATTIE 2010)
Hattie's Visible Learning outlines some of the things that teachers need to pay attention to for successful and effective teaching of a variety of learners in their classrooms.

PROVIDES CLEAR LEARNING INTENTIONS

Using strategies like Direct Teaching, displaying lesson intentions and pre-teaching.
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CHALLENGING SUCCESS CRITERIA

Students need to see what success looks like in order to achieve it. Using rubrics, giving examples, discussing outcomes are all valuable here.

A RANGE OF LEARNING STRATEGIES

Multiple Intelligences, Blooms, Williams taxonomies etc.
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KNOWS WHERE STUDENTS ARE

Assessment and data collection is crucial. This can be anecdotal, interviews and informal chats with families as well as more formal tests, exams and performances.
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PROVIDES MEANINGFUL FEEDBACK

Students need to know how they have performed and the feedback needs to be clear, targeted and specific.
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MAKES LEARNING VISIBLE

We should be able to see learning occurring. Purposeful, engaged classrooms are on e measure of this.

STUDENTS....

What students should be able to see.

UNDERSTAND LEARNING INTENTIONS

They should be able to clearly articulate these in their own words and understand how to achieve them.
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ARE CHALLENGED BY SUCCESS CRITERIA

The work in a classroom needs to be challenging enough for students.
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DEVELOP A RANGE OF LEARNING STRATEGIES

They should be able to approach a task with a range of strategies in their learning toolbox.
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KNOW WHEN THEY ARE PROGRESSING

Students should be meta cognitive and be able to analyse their own learning.
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SEEK FEEDBACK

They should actively ask for feedback because they care about how they are progressing.
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VISIBLY TEACH THEMSELVES

Independent learning.
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KNOW THE LEARNER

Teacher knowledge of students is vitally important.

STRENGTHS

AND WEAKNESSES
On a variety of measures.
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KNOWLEDGE

UNDERSTANDING AND SKILLS
Our knowledge of what they know and are able to do allows us to make connections with the learning they need.
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ISSUES THAT AFFECT THEM

We need to know their backgrounds in order to connect.
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SOCIAL/EMOTIONAL

SELF ESTEEM
And we need to be sensitive to their needs.
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BARRIERS

TO THEIR LEARNING
Any blocks they may have need to be understood by us in order to try to find solutions.
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Untitled Slide

Some strategies. There are many more. We will use action research to trial them in our classrooms.

USE OF TECHNOLOGY

ALLOWS FOR AUTONOMOUS LEARNING
This is essential, but we need to use it wisely in order to develop good learning skills.
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INTEREST CENTRES

AND AUTHENTIC EXPERIENCES
Setting up areas for different learning activities allows for choice. While not always feasible, it is a worthwhile strategy.
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SOME QUESTIONS FOR pLTs

Some questions for us to consider and find answers.