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The Differentiated Classroom: Creating Pathways for All Learners to Succeed

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

Course Description

This course is designed to help educators build a classroom structure where differentiated instruction can occur on a daily basis 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, effective classroom management, and design the physical space for classroom differentiation scenarios.  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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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.

Site based courses are delivered on site in certain locations during a specific date range with a live instructor.

10/28/19 - 11/18/19
Benjamin Elementary School
Bloomington, IL
Oct 28, Nov 02, 04, 07, 09, 11, 14, 16, 18, 2019
Mon/Thurs 4:00pm-9:00pm; Sat 8:00am-1:00pm
11/05/19 - 12/01/19
Libertyville Civic Center
Libertyville, IL
Nov 05, 10, 12, 17, 19, Dec 01, 2019
Tues 4:30pm-9:30pm; Sun 8:00am-6:00pm