Based at Lutheran Ormeau Rivers District School
Middle Years Specialist
Stephen is currently the secondary coordinator at LORDS, the newest Lutheran school in Queensland. He has previously worked as a Director of Learning in the UK, Head of Middle School and Head of House back in Australia, and has led middle years curriculum reform in his last two placements. He completed a Master of Learning Innovation in Middle Years Education in 2008. Spare time is spent adventuring with his young family or playing piano in a jazz trio.
BREAKOUT SESSION 3 – Must, Should, Could
Target audience ALL
This workshop will explore a simple yet powerful strategy for differentiating assessment tasks, in both primary and secondary settings, to cater to the full range of learner abilities in the classroom; from the profiled student who needs extra support and modification, through to the most able student who needs extension and extra challenge. It also provides a solution for those who teach children with special educational needs, as it offers an approach to ‘built-in’ modification of tasks.
Participants will first explore the strategy, seeing examples of what it looks like in a number of different contexts, and then workshop what it would look like if it were implemented in their own subject. Exemplars and resources will be available.