Differentiated Instruction

Course Description

Participants in this course learn how to increase student achievement by improving the match between the learner’s unique characteristics and various curriculum components; how differentiation involves changes in the depth or breadth of student learning; and how differentiation is enhances through the use of appropriate classroom management, pre-testing, flexible small groups, tiered assignments, target teaching, and the availability of appropriate resources.

Learning Outcomes

  • State the philosophical basis for standards- based differentiated Instruction.
  • Identify and implement standards-based Best Practice instructional strategies for differentiated instruction.
  • Identify and implement the components of differentiated instruction modifying content, (Teach) process (Practice) and product (Apply) to meet the needs of diverse learners and provide access to the core curriculum.
  • Identify and implement a repertoire of Best Practice strategies to differentiate instruction by readiness level, interest and learning modalities.
  • Identify and implement a repertoire of Best Practice strategies to differentiate instruction for English language learners.
  • State the philosophical basis for aligning standards-based instruction with standards-based informal and formal assessment.
  • Identify and implement differentiated grouping patterns including Team Leaders for targeted instruction.
  • Identify and implement both informal and formal standards-based assessments for targeted differentiated instruction.
  • Identify and implement classroom management strategies that facilitate differentiated instruction.

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