This four-session Virtual Book Club is designed to guide teachers in exploring differentiated instruction as they read a book on differentiation, hear from the book’s author, talk with colleagues, and connect key ideas from the book with their own classroom practice. Prior to each session, participants will read a specified segment of The Differentiated Classroom: Responding to the Needs of all Learners alone, with a few colleagues, or as part of a faculty-wide learning focus. In each of the 4 sessions, participants will have the opportunity to discuss questions or key excerpts related to the week’s readings and to connect the questions and ideas to their own experience. The sessions will also examine classroom examples from the book as well as related applications from other classrooms and illustrate processes and strategies that are useful in aeffectively teaching a broad range of learners.A segment of each session will be dedicated to the author answering questions participants pose.
Session 1: What is Differentiation, Wheredo its Ideas Come from, and what do they have to do with me and my Students?

Session 2: Learning Environments and Differentiation: If this is so Important, Why Don’t We Talk about it More?

Session 3: Differentiation and the Curriculum/Assessment/Instruction Connection: Differentiating What, Why, and How?

Session 4: Instruction in Action in Differentiated Classrooms

At the close of each session, participants will receive two options for extending their thinking in the topic for that week’s Book Club session. One option will be for participants to reflect further about the topic based on questions the book’s author proposes, alone or with colleagues, and posting thoughts, conclusions, or questions for the group’s consideration. The second option will be to try out an idea explored during that week’s Book Club session and posting a brief summary of both positives and opportunities for revision based on the application
Potential Audience
K-12 and university teachers, curriculum coordinators, teacher leaders, teacher coaches, and staff developers
Carol Ann Tomlinson:
Carol Ann Tomlinson is William Clay Parrish, Jr. Professor and Chair of Educational Leadership, Foundations, and Policy at the University of Virginia's Curry School of Education where she is also Co-Director of the University's Institutes on Academic Diversity. Prior to joining the faculty at UVa, she was a 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's Teacher of the Year in 1974.

Carol is author of over 250 books, book chapters, articles, and other educational materials including: How to Differentiate Instruction in Mixed Ability Classrooms, The Differentiated Classroom: Responding to the Needs of All Learners, Fulfilling the Promise of the Differentiated Classroom, (with Jay McTighe) Differentiating Instruction and Understanding by Design, (with Kay Brim join and Lane Narvaez)The Differentiated School, (with Marcia Imbeau) Leading and Managing a Differentiated Classroom, and (with David Sousa) Differentiation and the Brain: How Neuroscience Supports the Learner-Friendly Classroom. Her books on differentiation are available in 13 languages.

Carol was named Outstanding Professor at Curry in 2004 and received an All-University Teaching Award in 2008. In 2019 she was #8 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 #3 most influential voices in Teacher Education, 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.

Each Session is for 2 Hours.
4th, 11th, 18th, 25th February 2021
EST 7:00 am | London 12:00 pm | Zurich 1:00 pm | Dubai 4:00 pm | India 5:30 pm | Hong Kong 8:00 pm
Participants need to buy the book The Differentiated Classroom: Responding to the Needs of all Learners by Carol Ann Tomlinson for the workshop.

You can use the link below for the hard copy and Kindle version.

Hard Copy Version

For the Kindle Version.
USD 400 Per Participant
USD 300 Per Participant for a Group of 6
INCLUDES: Certificate of Participation for 12 Professional Development Hours
Upcoming Workshops
Formative Assessment in a Differentiated Classroom: An Online Course
- By Carol Ann Tomlinson
1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd March 2021
Deeper Learning: A Study in Design and Delivery A Virtual Workshop Series
- By Jay McTighe
11th & 18th March 2021
Differentiating Instruction: An Online Hands-On Workshop
- By Carol Ann Tomlinson
6th, 13th, 20th, 27th April 2021