Essential Tools for Implementing Differentiated Instructional Strategies in your Classroom
Learn how to use essential tools for implementing differentiated Instructional strategies in the classroom in this deep-dive, four-session workshop
Catherine Brighton, Ph.D. is Senior Associate Dean for Academic Programs & Student Services and Professor of Curriculum & Instruction in the School of Education and Human Development, University of Virginia (US), where she also serves as the co-director of the University of Virginia Institutes on Academic Diversity.
K -12 (Elementary/Secondary) Teachers:
Learn tools and tips for taking your teaching practice to the next level- meeting the needs of all students in your classroom and increasing engagement along the way.
Teacher Leaders/Coaches/Instructional Coaches/Principals:
Are you tasked with supporting teachers?
This workshop will provide practical tools to guide your work in helping teachers better attend to all students needs.
A glimpse into any classroom will reveal a trend that all teachers already know—students differ from one another in myriad ways. Students come with different background experiences, have a range of interests and motivations to learn, and varying readiness to learn.
In these four weekly sessions, we will actively explore the essential tools for differentiating instruction.
This session will aim to help teachers make differentiation a real part of classroom practice:
What does differentiation really mean?
What instructional strategies can teachers use and when should they use them?
Participants in this session will:
Explore the model of differentiated instruction and the underlying principles
Analyze a variety of instructional strategies and determine the best fit for specific instructional settings
Examine the role that classroom assessment plays in differentiated instruction
Evaluate potential classroom management issues and explore options to make differentiated instruction work efficiently
Work collaboratively to examine the implementation of instructional strategies in participants' classrooms.
Each session in these four weekly workshops will address a relevant topic for implementing the essential tools of differentiation:
Establishing an invitational learning environment
Identifying clear and measurable learning goals
Selecting and implementing best-fit instructional strategies
Using data to inform classroom decisions
The workshops will include
some direct instruction from the presenter,
modeling of the instructional strategies,
collaboration and small-group activities,
and applications and reflections of the implementation of differentiation.
By the end of the workshop, participants will be equipped with the following:
Planning clear curriculum (lesson) goals
Using data to inform instructional decisions
Selecting best-fit instructional strategies to attend to learners' needs
Managing a differentiated classroom
If I cannot make it to the workshop, will you offer a refund?
Given the logistics involved we will not be able to offer a refund, but you can transfer your registration to somebody else. Or we can also send you the recording (limited time).
Do you offer Continuing Education Credits?
Will I get a certificate of participation?
If I cannot attend any session, will I be able to watch recordings?
Yes, recordings will be provided for 2 weeks