Free Online Course on Differentiating for Learning in STEM Teaching

The National STEM Learning Centre is offering free online course on Differentiating for Learning in STEM Teaching. This course is designed for English-speaking teachers of STEM subjects in primary and secondary schools, and sixth form and FE colleges.

In this five-week course, applicants will explore and use Differentiating for Learning with one of three courses for teachers from the National STEM Learning Centre. This course will start on April 16, 2018.

Course At Glance

Length: 5 weeks
Effort: 3 hours/week
Subject: Differentiating for Learning in STEM Teaching
Institution: National STEM Learning Centre and Future learn
Languages: English
Price: Free
Certificate Available: Yes
Session: Course starts on April 16, 2018

Providers’ Details

When it comes to teaching in the classroom one size does not fit all. This free online course – designed for STEM teachers in primary and secondary schools, and sixth form and further education colleges – will help you improve your understanding and use of Differentiating for Learning (DfL) within the STEM subjects.

About This Course

Students will also be invited to read some of the research literature about Differentiating for Learning. Your learners will gain as a result – and you’ll enjoy your teaching more.

Why Take This Course?

This is a free online course. This MOOC will be offered with Video Transcripts in English.  Applicants can get a verified certificate.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, you’ll be able to…

  • Assess some of the research literature about Differentiating for Learning.
  • Identify a number of approaches for differentiating by task using examples from the STEM subjects.
  • Explore the links between Differentiating for Learning and Assessment for Learning.
  • Engage with some key principles of effective differentiated learning.
  • Collaborate with peers, educators and mentors to try out activities and share thinking in order to help shift practice.
  • Evaluate a range of practical ideas that can be used to elicit evidence from students and differentiate for their learning.
  • Collect and analyze evidence from students on changes implemented in the classroom in order to critically reflect on own practice in order to priorities next steps in own development.

Requirements

This course is designed for English-speaking teachers of STEM subjects in primary and secondary schools, and sixth form and FE colleges. It’s also relevant to trainee teachers, teacher trainers, those thinking about a career in STEM teaching and developers of STEM-related course materials.

It is a continuing professional development (CPD) course for people who, in the main, have a degree level qualification, or who are in the process of obtaining one.

Instructors

Andrea Mapplebeck

Former physics teacher, now supporting educators to develop teaching. Commissioned by National STEM Learning Centre to work with Dylan Wiliam & Chris Harrison to design & support AfL & DfL courses.

Dylan Wiliam

Former school teacher, academic, and university administrator, now working with teachers and leaders around the world to improve educational outcomes for young people.

Chris Harrison

Senior lecturer in Science Education and Chair of the Association for Science Education 2014-2015. Lead UK Researcher on Assessment for Learning. Inquiry-based learning, professional learning.

How To Join This Course

  • Go to the course website link
  • Sign Up At FutureLearn
  • Select a course and Join
  • Once a course has started, applicant will be able to access the course material
  • After the start date, students will be able to access the course by following the Go To Course link on My Courses page.
  • Applicants can buy, to show that they have completed a FutureLearn course.
  • On some FutureLearn courses, learners will be able to pay to take an exam to qualify for a Statement of Attainment. (These are university-branded, printed certificates that provide proof of learning on the course topic(s)).

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2017-12-28T12:08:43+00:00December 28th, 2017|Free Online Courses|Comments Off on Free Online Course on Differentiating for Learning in STEM Teaching