Who is this CPD Course for?
You are a teacher who wants to support all students in front of you in the classroom.
You are a teacher who would like a better understanding of how to differentiate your lessons in a busy classroom environment.
You are a teacher who wants to gain confidence and competence in your own skills and utilising them resourcefully to work within a mixed-ability setting.
You are a teacher who wants to develop a clear understanding of how to use differentiation strategies for EAL, AEN, Literacy and higher ability students.
You are a teacher who wants to teach to the best of your ability.
"When differentiation becomes a habit, it becomes the way in which we go about “school”. The teaching and learning process becomes fluid and flexible as we consider the differences in our classrooms and plan for them”.
Diane Heacox, Ed.D. “Making Differentiation a Habit”.
By the end of this CPD Course, you will:
- Know how to build differentiation into your teaching practices easily and quickly, instead of worrying about what to do.
- Know and understand your role in identifying and supporting higher ability students, instead of feeling unsure of what to do.
- Have confidence in your ability to differentiate for your students effectively and efficiently, instead of lacking the confidence and know-how.
- Be able to support colleagues with teacher self-care, instead of being unable to help or offer suggestions.
- Feel empowered to use the tools and resources shared in the course to support literacy development, instead of feeling unsure of how to.
- Have clear, practical guidance on how to make your classroom better for students with EAL and AEN, instead of feeling like you are “doing it wrong”.
Why have you created this CPD Course?
We created this CPD course because we’ve been there.
We’ve been the teacher who turns up on a Monday morning with a new student in our class who can’t speak English.
We’ve been the teacher shaking their head, at a loss, of what to do to support students with AEN in our mixed-ability classroom.
We’ve been the teacher struggling to find the time to think up, plan and prepare multiple different activities for different sets of students and wondered ‘is this really the best way to differentiate’?
We’ve been there.
For this course we have collaborated and received contributions from a number of experts in their respective fields of classroom management, EAL, AEN and literacy support.
We are passionate about professional development for teachers and have worked with over 7,000 teachers since 2017. As a teacher, you are the most important person in the classroom – you make the greatest impact on the students in front of you.
We designed this online CPD course to build your confidence in what is an important part of your practice.
What is included?
Differentiation is an EPV-Approved Summer Course which comprises of 10 hours online learning and 10 hours of offline self-verified learning.
This CPD course has 5 modules:
- Introduction (featuring Niamh Byrne, Irish Primary Teacher).
- EAL (featuring Livia Healy, award-winning EAL Teacher & Trainer)
- AEN (featuring Kristy Elovaris, Literacy & Special Education Consultant)
- Literacy Support (featuring Kristy Elovaris, Literacy & Special Education Consultant)
- Stretch & Challenge
This EPV Summer Course provides you with an opportunity to reflect on your current practice and make an action plan to bring forward to the new school year. There are opportunities to collaborate and learn from peers and share ideas with one another in a safe space. Your learning is supported by your Professional Tutor and the Rahoo team to ensure a smooth process.
Upon successful course completion you will receive your EPV Certificate.
BONUS FEATURES INCLUDE:
- Access to course content until 31st December.
- Downloadable Summer Course E-Booklet.
- Complimentary Certified 1-hour CPD webinar event “Enhancing Teaching & Learning with ICT in the Classroom” with award-winning ICT expert, teacher and Rahoo team member, Claire Daly.
- Access to Private Teacher Online Sharing Area.
"Our first allegiance is to the students – those quite advanced and those who still struggle".
Rick Wormeli, “Differentiation: From Planning to Practice”.
Thank you for taking the time to check out this online CPD course. Feel free to get in touch with us at [email protected] if you have any questions you would like to ask. We love hearing from you and will do all that we can to support you!
Start1. Course Progression & Monitoring
Start2. Introduction & Getting Started (14:48)
Start3. Learning Record (Scroll down below video to download) (0:32)
Start4. Course & Module Overview
Start5. Continuum of Support
Start6. What is Differentiation? (5:14)
Start7. Differentiation - Practical Support with Irish Primary Teacher (28:45)
Start8. Reading Task
Start9. Discussion Forum
Start10. Self-Assessment (10:37)
Start11. Written Task: Reflection on Self-Assessment
StartLearning Record Reminder!