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How to Differentiate Instruction in Academically Diverse Classrooms

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Class Details

  • Class Type: Online
  • Date: 6/8/2020 - 7/19/2020
  • Adams State Credit: 2
  • Nonmember Price: $190
  • CEA Member Price: $90
  • Registration for the optional graduate credits ($55 per credit) is a separate transaction through Adams State. Registration information will be available after you enroll.

  • Currently Enrolled: 27 of 30

About the Course

This course will use a book called How to Differentiate Instruction in Academically Diverse Classrooms by Carol Ann Tomlinson in order to implement differentiation strategies in your classroom. Children learn at different rates and in different ways, differentiating our instruction to meet their needs will help ensure our students are succeeding in our classrooms. Different strategies that can help equalize our students educational experiences will benefit students of all levels, backgrounds, cultures, and abilities. You will walk into your classroom next year ready to provide and educational experience where very student can be successful.

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Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Explain what differentiation is and why it's essential..
  • Set up the flexible and supportive learning environment that promote success
  • Manage a differentiated classroom.
  • Plan lessons differentiated by readiness, interest, and learning profile.
  • Differentiate content, process, and products.
  • Prepare students, parents, and yourself for the challenge of differentiation.
  • Grade(s): Pre-K Kindergarten 1st Grade 2nd Grade 3rd Grade 4th Grade 5th Grade 6th Grade 7th Grade 8th Grade 9th Grade 10th Grade 11th Grade 12th Grade Elementary K-5 Secondary 6-12
  • Subject(s): Professional Development Differentiation
  • Teacher Quality Standard(s): QS 2.A QS 2.B QS 2.C


Chloe Schamaun
This course was well organized and provided lots of strategies for differentiating any classroom of students. The required text is a great read and offers perspective on how to increase differentiation in a classroom setting without being overwhelming. I just wished there was more interaction and feedback from the professor leading the course.
Paige Schmidt
I learned so much during this course! Sunny is an excellent instructor who is organized, communicated well, and she was available to help. I loved the book that was assigned because it gave so many great suggestions to use with any grade or subject!
Maryorie Gomez Gomez
Very well organized, assignments were meaningful. The class provides an understanding of differentiation but also practical ways and tools to be implemented.

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