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Distinguished Speaker
Dr. Loretta Giorcelli, OAM
Making Differentiation a Habit 
Strategies for the busy classroom teacher accommodating 
a diverse range of learners

November 19, 2020 (virtual)

FOCUS is pleased to welcome back Dr. Giorcelli, one of the region's most experienced special education experts, to speak about essential learning for all teachers attempting to accommodate a diverse range of learners in their classrooms. 

Discussion themes:
  • A full breakdown of the principles underlying best practice in differentiation, as demonstrated through ongoing quality research, will be discussed with the use of examples.
  • A framework for differentiation will be provided and teachers will be given time during breakout sessions to apply it to a unit of work they are currently undertaking in their classrooms.    
  • Additional differentiation materials will be provided by Dr Giorcelli and made available electronically through FOCUS.

This event is for teachers and educators.

Event Details


Date:     Nov 19, 2020 (Thursday) 

Time:     5:00 - 7:00 PM (HKST)

Venue:   Virtual Workshop via Zoom 


Cost:     Member (HK$200); Non-member (HK$300)
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Dr. Loretta Giorcelli OAM

Celebrating 51 years working in education, Dr. Loretta Giorcelli OAM is one of Australia’s foremost education experts, providing incisive ideas for inclusive education to educational and medical bodies, schools, parents and community groups across Australia and internationally. 

Loretta trained as a primary and special education teacher in Queensland in the late 1960s, teaching students with a range of disabilities at preschool, primary and secondary levels in segregated, integrated and inclusive settings. She has taught in both the United Kingdom and Australia. 
As a professor at the University of New South Wales, she established the Certificate of Learning Disabilities and the Certificate of Integration Studies in 1993-94. 

In 2007 Loretta was awarded an Order of Australia Medal for her services to education as a teacher, university professor and consultant in the areas of child development, special and inclusive education, particularly with regard to improving the learning outcomes of students with special needs in mainstream education.

Upcoming Events

Distinguished Speaker: Dr. Loretta Giorcelli
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Tuesday, December 8, 2020
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