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Setting yourself up for Success: Teaching in the Middle Years

  • 01 Jun 2023
  • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Online
  • 29



Session 5: Differentiated Instruction, Designing and Scaffolding for Success

Target audience – graduate and early career teachers

Are you new to teaching and teaching students in years 5 to 9? Are you looking for practical strategies to set yourself and your students up for success?

Learning to differentiate for all your students takes time. In this session Gerard Alford will take you through some practical differentiation strategies that you can employ in your class tomorrow. Strategies include:

  • Cooperative learning strategies
  • Scaffolding for all learners
  • Making adjustments to cater for the differing writing and thinking levels of students
  • Designing tasks for extension and challenge – thinking skills framework

About the facilitator: 

Gerard is an author and the Director of itc Publications, established in 2002. He has over 20 years’ experience as a full time Secondary School teacher and leader. Gerard is the editor and co-author of the innovative teacher’s companion, which has sold over 750 000 copies worldwide. He is also the co-author of the best-selling innovative students’ companion and the beginning teachers’ companion.

Setting Yourself Up for Success: Teaching in the Middle Years

Series Dates and Topics




April 27th

Setting Yourself Up For Success as a Middle Years Teacher

Liz Benson

Teacher and Executive Officer, Adolescent Success

May 4th

Behaviour Strategies For Middle Years Students (mix of ECM and ESCM)

Anj Dillion

Capability Manager and Head of Science, QLD DOE

May 11th

Supporting Middle Students Suffering From Trauma

Leisa Taylor

Teacher and Pre-Service Teacher Educator

May 25th

Evidence Based Practices for Students with Autism

Susan Brooke

Deputy Principal and Capability Manager, QLD DOE

June 1st

Differentiated Instruction: Designing and Scaffolding for Success

Gerard Alford

Teacher and Director ITC Publications

June 8th

Engaging with Middle Years Students and Their Parents

Anj Dillion

Capability Manager and Head of Science, QLD DOE


Tel: +61 452 475 184

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