Differentiation in Material and Environment

6:30pm, 20th May 2021 - 8:30pm, 20th May 2021

Amanda Hicks


$75.00 Members | $90.00 Non-Members | $65.00 Specialist Teacher

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Registration closes at 8:00am, 19th May 2021

Event Details

Differentiation in Material and Environment

This presentation will discuss the importance of differentiation in material design, teacher delivery and environmental settings. The presentation will assist teachers in understanding cognitive load theory and working memory and its relationship to material design, teacher delivery and classroom design. The course will provide the latest on cognitive load and working memory research in order to develop the proficient teacher’s understanding of the importance of planning and implementing well-structured learning and teaching programs that engaged and maximise learning outcomes for all students. Teachers will not only gain specific knowledge but practical strategies that will allow for the standards to be achieved.

Amanda Hicks has over 26 years experience in education in numerous roles and is a passionate educator and advocate for children, adolescents and adults with learning difficulties and disabilities. Amanda has completed 5 university degrees in education with her research into working memory and reading resulting in the RIP IT UP Reading Program. She is currently studying her 6th degree with a focus on Social Work. 

Not only has she assisted over 10,000+ individuals with severe reading difficulties and disabilities learn to read, she has also been involved in educating and supervising undergraduate and postgraduate students through their studies.  Amanda has lectured to thousands of educators and health professionals across Australia & New Zealand on the importance of working memory to the learning process. Amanda continues to support NGOs, DCJ, schools, conferences, seminars and individuals with research and evidence based knowledge and intervention. 


Schools can Register their Teachers using the Workshop Registration Form below.  Payment can be via credit card (preferred) or Invoice. 

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Please note this workshop will be delivered online through the platform, Zoom. You will receive any handouts, together with the Zoom workshop link via email on the morning of Thursday, 20 May 2021.  If you have not received an email by 12:00pm Thursday, please check your junk mail. 

IMPORTANT: Please ensure you have Zoom downloaded and updated prior to the workshop start time. This is a LIVE event only and will not be recorded. 


Important Notes

  1. Payment is required prior to the date of the Professional Development Workshop in order to secure attendance and is not refundable.  
  2. For information on our Cancellation and Transfer Policy, please  click here.  
  3. This workshop contributes to the 10 Queensland College of Teachers continuing Professional Development Requirements. You will receive a certificate on the day after the event.  
  4. Certificates will not be issued to participants if a School / Organisation has not finalised payment by the day of the Workshop. Once payment has been finalised, the certificate will be emailed to the participant. 
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