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Stretching More Able Students in Design Technology

For Design Technology teachers who wish to use highly effective strategies to improve the achievement and progress of gifted and talented students

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 Maximising Progress by Differentiating in Design Technology.


Suitable for: Design Technology teachers and heads of department hoping to maximise the achievement of gifted and talented students at KS3 and 4.

Phases suitable for:

  • Secondary

Course Reference: 7900WW

Use strategies developed from attending this course to identify above average Design Technology students. Essential for both new and experienced Design Technology teachers who are looking to support their most able students in attaining outstanding learning and progress in both mixed ability and high ability groups.

  • Plan effective, differentiated design technology lessons that challenge your most able learners
  • Devise extension activities that combine both breadth and depth
  • Develop personal learning and thinking skills
  • Support able learners through classroom talk and questioning
  • Set high expectations and monitor progress
  • Tackle the underachievement of more able students
  • Enrich learning outside the classroom with engaging and practical ideas

Sessions

Identifying our more able students
  • What identifies a student as gifted or talented in design technology
  • Watching for those key characteristics masking high ability
  • Where do teachers look for evidence of a student being high ability?
Providing challenge for more able students in design technology
  • Supporting high ability learning through effective questioning
  • Developed highly effective strategies to encourage creative thinking
  • Explore the use of student choice in facilitating higher level independent learning and engagement
Grace, differentiation, adaptation and extension
  • Applying the ‘Grace’ model to supporting very able learners
  • Developing differentiation techniques to add breadth and depth to learning
  • Models of outstanding practice to adapt and extend lesson plans
Monitoring and evaluation
  • Monitoring progress to inform learning and teaching for our more able students
  • Highly effective assessment techniques to challenge and extend learning
  • Evaluating impact and planning future learning
Very useful - lots to take away and use. Time for discussion of your personal situation. Lesley Hough, Derby High School for Girls
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