Skip to 0 minutes and 5 secondsThroughout the five weeks of this course, we hope that you've developed and deepened your understanding of how you can use assessment to differentiate and support the learning of all your students. Changing your practice in this way allows you to be responsive to learning and more aware of your learner's needs. This day-to-day use of assessment can be used to tailor teaching to develop approaches that different students' knowledge and understanding. Research shows that it's high-quality, formative assessment like this that goes the very heart of good teaching. We would like to encourage you to keep on implementing, adapting, and developing ideas that we've introduced in this course.
Skip to 0 minutes and 44 secondsNone of this is easy to do, and all of it takes practice, resilience, and a growth mindset from us as educators. However, it is worth persevering with. So from myself and from Chris and Andrea, thank you for taking part in the course.
Summing up from Chris and Dylan
In this short video Chris and Dylan bid farewell and encourage you to persist in developing your use of assessment in order to differentiate and support all learners.
As Dylan concludes:
None of this is easy to do, and all of it takes practice, resilience, and a growth mindset from us as educators. However, it is worth persevering with.
As an endnote here is a list of Dylan, Chris, and Andrea’s ‘top picks’. These are links and resources that you may find helpful as you continue to deepen your understanding of Differentiating for Learning.
- Brown, Roediger, & McDaniel: Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning (2014)
- Burnett: The Idiot Brain: A Neuroscientist Explains What Your Head is Really Up To (2016)
- Carey: How we learn (2015)
- Didau: What if everything you knew about education was wrong? (2015)
- Dweck: Mindset How We Can Learn To Fulfil Our Potential (2012)
- Hymer & Gershon: Growth Mindset Pocketbook (2014)
- Marzano, Pickering & Pollock: Classroom Instruction that Works (2004)
- Sousa & Tomlinson: Differentiation and the Brain (2010)
- Tomlinson: The Differentiated Classroom (2014)
- Willingham: Why don’t students like school (2010)
- Wiliam & Leahy: Embedding Formative Assessment (2015)
- Dweck: Self-theories Their Role in Motivation, Personality and Development (2000)
- Dunlosky, Rawson, Marsh, Nathan & Willingham: Improving students’ learning with effective learning techniques: Promising directions from cognitive and educational psychology Psychological Science in the Public Interest, 14(1), 4-58 (2013)
- Pashler, McDaniel, Rohrer & Bjork: Learning styles: Concepts and evidence Psychological Science in the Public Interest, 9(3), 105-119 (2008)
- Hall, T., Strangman, N., & Meyer, A. Differentiated instruction and implications for UDL implementation Wakefield, MA: National Center on Accessing the General Curriculum (2003)
If you’ve your own recommendations to make then please feel free to post suggestions and links via the comments on this step.
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