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Observing quadrants in the classroom

The classroom footage video above shows teachers Sara and Kate F using quadrants with: Year 1 (5-6 year olds) – segment starts at 0:10 Year 10 (14-15 year olds) – …

Developing independence

Chris discusses how teachers can use assessment to identify students’ starting points and plan to increase the cognitive complexity or cognitive demand of the learning using a quadrant structure. Chris …

Concluding the Week 3 of the course

Dylan pulls the week to a close and talks about what is coming up next week. In this short video Dylan encourages you to: Try out some of the ideas …

Student choice

In this video, Andrea suggests a strategy to increase student ownership, motivation and learning by allowing the students to move forward in their learning from the point they are at. …

Planning for learning not tasks

Consider one of the two assessment examples below. Each has been planned to elicit evidence of students’ learning at a specific point in the teaching sequence. We want you to …

The week ahead

Dylan discusses the week ahead where you will explore ideas of how you can build on the evidence elicited about where students are in their learning. You will encounter a …

Reflecting on your learning this week

In this short video Chris draws the week to a close. This week you have looked at: The link between assessment for learning and differentiation for learning The use of …

Supporting resources – Week 5

This week we’ve picked out some resources that can be found on the National STEM Learning Centre website. Sometimes registration is required to access specific files – this is quick …

Supporting resources – Week 4

This week we’ve picked out some resources that can be found on the National STEM Learning Centre website. Sometimes registration is required to access specific files – this is quick …

Supporting resources – Week 3

This week we’ve picked out some resources that can be found on the National STEM Learning Centre website. Sometimes registration is required to access specific files – this is quick …

Hinge-point questions

In his blog about The importance of the right questions in teaching, Dylan Wiliam talks about how he used to ask whole class questions: “I would make up a question …