As a result of this course, participants will be able to describe and implement the concept of differentiation as a response to the needs, interests and abilities of learners by modifying curriculum, instruction, and classroom environment. You will explore how to reconstruct an objective so it is responsive to the needs, interests and abilities of diverse learners.
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You will discover how to use grouping patterns as a differentiation strategy, and you will explore how to effectively implement Independent Study to help your students meet their own needs within the boundaries of the learning process. You will explore varied models of instruction, including direct instruction and inquiry-based teaching, in order to effectively respond to diversity amongst your students.
Can't commit to all of the lectures, assignments, and tests? Audit this course and have complete access to all of the course material, tests, people, portfolios, and the online discussion forum. You decide what and how much you want to do.
Try for a Certificate
Looking to test your mettle? Participate in all of the course's activities (we use the honor code around here) and if your work meets the 85% requirements, you'll receive a personalized certificate to showcase your achievement. You can also apply for course credit (if desired).
Dr. Sandra Kaplan
Dr. Sandra Kaplan teaches the methods courses for the Multiple Subjects Teaching Credential. She is a consultant for several state departments and school districts nationwide on the topics of education for gifted students, differentiated curriculum in depth and complexity, and thematic interdisciplinarity.
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