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Introduction to the Differentiated Classroom

Non-Credit Course
15 Clock Hours

Course Description

This course is designed to help educators build a classroom structure where differentiated instruction can occur on a daily basis to create high expectations for student achievement for varying abilities.   Through the use of videos, readings, personal reflection, and online forum questions, participants will experience differentiated instruction as well as learn methods to implement strategies in their own classroom.  Participants will learn to shape and maintain learning conditions that facilitate differentiated instruction, including how to identify learning styles, create tiered activities, differentiation strategies, and effective classroom management.  Participants will leave the course with resources and strategies to reach students of varying abilities, grades, and learning styles and help them take ownership of their education.    

Global Goals of the Course

  1. To examine current research in the area of best practice of differentiating instruction (NBPTS 3,4)
  2. To develop an understanding of the need for effective differentiating strategies in today’s classroom (NBPTS 1,3,4)
  3. To analyze current differentiated instructional practices in order create engaged practices to better support student learning (NBPTS 1,3,4)
  4. To explore possible applications of differentiated instruction models in the classroom (NBPTS 1,2,3,4)
  5. To synthesize best practice differentiated instruction research and classroom applications (NBPTS 2,3,4)


By Christina Kaufmann
Reviewed 2 years ago
Paul Wright is wonderful! Highly recommend taking one of his courses!

By Kelley Archer
Reviewed 1 year ago
I really wasn't sure how much I was going to learn in this course. I've read books on differentiation and just became board, but I was amazed by all the new information and strategies I learned. I would highly recommend this course.

By Jennifer Mallette
Reviewed 9 months ago
I learned a lot in this class that I can apply to the classroom immediately. I feel reinvigorated about teaching! I like to structure my classroom so that I guide my students learning more like a coach, and this class gave me many more ways to make that happen.

By Chris DeNuzzio
Reviewed 1 month ago
I loved the format and enjoyed that the course was self-paced. Helpful takeaways were numerous.

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