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Maximising Progress by Differentiating in Design Technology

Modify Design Technology lessons to raise standards of achievement by using effective differentiation

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Suitable for: Teachers and subject leaders of design technology 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: 8266WW
Price: £299.00 + VAT or hold in-house
Timings: 10am - 4pm Book Now

Link progress, learning and differentiation in the Design Technology classroom to enable every student to reach their potential. This course explores practical approaches to creating differentiated schemes of work and lesson plans, enabling you to engage, motivate and stretch every member of the class. The course also enables you to develop skills to provide an engaging and supportive learning environment, through a range of different strategies.

  • 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 design technology


Knowing what works and why
  • What is differentiation and what does it look like in design technology
  • 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

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