Silvana Richardson => Sarka Kreuzova

Differentiation in teacher learning: making it happen

The notion of differentiation as a response to the issue of student diversity in the language classroom is now firmly established in English Language Teaching. Over the last few decades materials developers, teacher educators and teachers have developed a range of strategies and resources to ensure that no student loses out and that every learner is given the right level of challenge. And yet the same is not always true of teacher learning.

This talk will explore why differentiation is as necessary for teacher learning as it is for student learning, and how teachers can be put in the driving seat of their own professional learning. It will present a number of evidence-informed approaches to teacher learning that offer the kinds of personalisation and choice that teachers need to become producers of context-relevant expertise.

Sarka Kreuzova is the Learning and Teaching Manager at Bell London, part of Bell Educational Services. She has worked in English Language Teaching for many years as teacher, teacher educator and academic manager, and has trained teachers from many different countries. In her role she is responsible for providing leadership and management of a team of teachers to ensure that students maximise their learning while at Bell. Her most recent conference talks include a session aimed at academic managers and school leaders, Making Outstanding the Norm, and she is going to co-present a talk on the impact of Bell’s recent CPD series on teaching listening skills at IATEFL 2019.