Personalise!

How will your design cater for ever evolving needs of different learners?

Use the Checkpoint card to intentionally gather information about evolving learning needs e.g. through conversation, "hands up if...", "vote with your feet", or more formally through surveys or assessments.

Use the Guru card to envision routines where different learners gain access to experts in just the right way for their needs. This is an alternative to "one size fits all" teacher talk. 

Ideas: long, deep explanations vs quick cursory ones, different teachers with different styles, inside/outside, kin-aesthetic/lecture/social, online video, face to face, student-lead, passion-based electives, guest speakers, and so on.

Space is not necessarily a constraint. Students could leave their normal classroom to go to the place where the best session for them is happening.

Plan the different sessions underneath the Guru card using small post its. 

 


Use the Matrix card to plan a published menu of different learning experiences that students can choose from.

e.g. Bloom's / Gardner's Matrix

Templates - overview here. and Stimulus Card template here.

Ideas - activity ideas here and here, apps here and here.  

Examples - view a sample Bloom's / Gardner's Matrix here & Stimulus Cards here. Another sample matrix is available here. Access a full Matrix Resource Pack here.

e.g. Non Bloom's / Gardner's

Primary spelling matrix here & French activity matrix here 

e.g. a online portal

If your Matrix is online at a website or school portal, it can include video explanations and all kinds of other media and activities.

Use login: username scilvisitor & password: design for examples below
-> Yr 5/6 Modern Australia Matrix, Science Matrix 
-> Yr 7 Visual Arts page
-> Yr 8 French Bootcamp page
-> Yr 8 Technology page