This four-session workshop is designed to guide teachers in understanding and planning for effective differentiated instruction in their classrooms. Each session will balance the need to understand the "whys" of differentiation with the need to act on the "hows" and "whats" of differentiation. Participants should develop or deepen an awareness of why differentiation and its five key elements work as they do to support learner success, how to plan for students to receive maximum benefit to from each element, and what it might look like when the understandings and plans translate into classroom action. We’ll use a variety of approaches such as readings, jigsaws, classroom videos, lesson plans, case studies, small group and whole discussions, and a range of instructional strategies to support participant learning. After each session, Dr. Tomlinson will hold "office hours" online so participants can discuss their questions and concerns with her or just listen to and respond to the questions of webinar colleagues.
Session 1 - What Differentiation is and is not, Some low prep strategies for Differentiation

Session 2 – Addressing students’ varied readiness needs (including both low prep and higher prep examples)

Session 3 – Addressing students’ varied interests and learning preferences

Session 4 – The role of assessment in effective differentiation
Potential Audience:
K-12 teachers, university instructors, principals, curriculum coordinators, classroom coaches, professional development coordinators, English language coordinators, special education coordinators, reading specialists, coordinators of services for students identified as gifted, and other school personnel who support teachers in working successfully to teach in response to the varied needs and strengths of learners in their care.
Carol Ann Tomlinson is William Clay Parrish, Jr. Professor Emeritus at the University of Virginia Curry School of Education and Human Development where she served as a Program Coordinator, Department Chair, and as Co-Director of the University Institutes on Academic Diversity. Prior to joining the faculty at UVa, she was a public school teacher for 21 years. During that time, she taught students in high school, preschool, and middle school and also administered programs for struggling and advanced learners. She was Virginia Teacher of the Year in 1974.

Carol was named Outstanding Professor at Curry in 2004 and received an All-University Teaching Award in 2008. In 2019 she was #12 on in the Education Week Edu-Scholar Public Presence Rankings of university-based academics who are contributing most substantially to public debates about schools and schooling. In that same list, she was ranked #4 in the most influential voices in Curriculum, and Instruction. Carol works throughout the United States and internationally with educators who seek to create classrooms that are more effective with academically diverse student populations.

3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th September 2024

Each Session is for 2 hours

New York 7:00 am | London 12:00 pm | Zurich 1:00 pm | Dubai 3:00 pm | India 4:30 pm | Hong Kong 7:00 pm
Melbourne 9:00 pm

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USD 500 Per Participant
INCLUDES: Certificate of Participation for 10 Professional Development hours.