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Maximising Progress by Differentiating in Geography

Using effective differentiation to raise standards of achievement in Geography

Inhouse Training Course In-house

This course is only available to be delivered in your school. To find out how we can tailor this course to fit your needs, call our in-house team on 020 8253 8241 to receive a free, no-obligation quote.

If you are looking to attend a course externally, you may be interested in Outstanding Learning and Progress in Geography.


Suitable for: Teachers and subject leaders of geography looking for new ideas for creating a differentiated, engaging and motivational learning environment that will drive outstanding levels of learning.

Phases suitable for:

  • Secondary

Course Reference: 7776WW

This course links differentiation in Geography to explore practical approaches to create differentiated schemes of work and lesson plans, enabling you to engage, motivate and stretch every member of the class. The course also develops skills to support individual students to boost their motivation. Effective differentiation is key to enabling every student to reach their potential in the geography classroom, by structuring and refining learning.

  • Use differentiation as a tool to maximise enjoyment and achievement
  • Effectively assess the needs of students of different abilities and bridge the gap between those abilities
  • Provide an engaging and supportive learning environment through a range of different strategies
  • Develop resources and strategies for planning differentiated schemes of work in geography

Sessions

Knowing what works and why
  • What is differentiation and what does it look like in geography
  • Identifying good practice in your own teaching
  • Exploring models of good practice in differentiating students’ learning opportunities
Linking differentiation, learning and progress
  • The place of differentiation in assessment for learning
  • Effective strategies to assess our students’ different learning needs
  • Using effective differentiation to better support learning and progress
Developing a differentiated curriculum
  • Planning and delivering outstanding differentiated schemes of work that make the best use of available resources
  • Using differentiated learning materials to motivate and engage students for the duration of every lesson
  • Incorporating a range of differentiated teaching styles to maintain student engagement and maximise their learning
Differentiation beyond the lesson plan
  • Creating an engaging and supportive learning environment
  • The role of monitoring, target setting, and intervention in a differentiated learning environment
  • Celebrating achievement and progress
Practical strategies and excellent subject knowledge. David Birkenhead, Ifield Community College
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