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Destination Differentiation: How to Meet the Needs of 21st-Century Learners

Graduate-Level Credit / Non-Credit Hours
3 Semester Credits, 5 Quarter Credits, or 45 Clock Hours

Course Description
This course is designed to explore the critical need to differentiate instruction for 21st century learners. The philosophy of differentiation will be examined in relationship to cultural needs, learning styles, intelligence theories, and thinking skills. The use of technology and the role of effective feedback will also be addressed. Participants will be provided multiple opportunities to engage in discussions and activities that refine their current differentiation strategies and practices in an effort to meet the needs of all learners.

Global Goals of the Course
To deepen and/or apply the content and skills of the teacher’s existing professional knowledge base by meeting the following global goals of this course:

1.  To understand the need to differentiate instruction in an effort to meet the needs of 21st century learners (NBPTS 1,2,4 & InTasc 1,2,3,5)
2.  To synthesize current teaching practices with 21st century beliefs in an effort to expand learning opportunities (NBPTS 1,4,5 & InTasc 4,7,8,9)
3.  To analyze empirical and educational research on differentiated learning, learning styles, and assessment (NBPTS 1,2,3,4,5 & InTasc 6)
4.  To examine the research findings on the effectiveness of differentiation and to incorporate the essential knowledge into practical applications in the classroom setting (NPTS 1,2,3,4,5 & InTasc 5,10)
5.  To gain knowledge of formal assessments, informal assessments, and grading practices utilized in a differentiated classroom (NBPTS 1,3 & InTasc 6)

Self-Paced courses are delivered within our online classroom and available 24/7. You can begin your study program at any time.

Ongoing Enrollment
Online structured courses are delivered within our online classroom and available within a specific scheduled time window with your instructor.

05/20/19 - 06/16/19 Online
May 20 - Jun 16, 2019
Site based courses are delivered on site in certain locations during a specific date range with a live instructor.

01/25/19 - 02/09/19 New Lenox, IL
Jan 25, 26, Feb 1, 2, 8, 9, 2019
Wed 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Sat 8:00am - 6:00pm