Professional Practice Note 16 - Excellence in Differentiated Teaching.
PPN 16 provides advice to teachers on classroom-based strategies to support differentiated learning for all students, whether they are below, at or above the standard, so they can maximise their learning growth and achieve individual learning excellence. Differentiated Teaching enables teachers to identify and respond to student learning preferences, set expectations based on student capability and provide additional support to students who are still developing foundational skills through to high performing students.
This note provides further advice to school leaders about how you might use equity funding to improve differentiated instruction and intervention supports to assist students to bridge learning gaps, maximise learning gains and overcome educational disadvantage.
Professional Practice Notes provide teachers, instructional and school leaders with insights into effective whole-school and classroom practices that can be used actively to support professional learning through:
• Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) and Key Learning Area teams within the school
• Communities of Practice (CoPs) and networks across a number of schools.
The full suite of Professional Practice Notes, support the ongoing implementation of improvement priorities through the Framework for Improving Student Outcomes (FISO).