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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)


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