Differentiation

 

Do your teachers build instruction that helps all students grow?

 

PD for teachers, school, and district leaders

Our workshops leverage the 6 Elements of DI to help all students deepen their learning.

Our Workshops

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Foundational Structure for Differentiated Instruction

Schools looking for a systemic implementation of Differentiation should consider having this two-day workshop. Each session can be spaced apart or done on consecutive days. Combined with on site coaching days and virtual PLC coaching meetings can lead to a powerful impact.

Day 1: Foundational Structure for DI, Part 1
Teachers learn about the first 3 Elements of Differentiated Instruction: Content, Process, and Product. They will explore strategies, and develop strategic lessons based on the first 3 Elements.

Day 2: Foundational Structure for DI, Part 2
Learn about the final 3 Elements of Differentiated Instruction: Readiness, Interests, and Learning Preferences. They will explore how student voice & choice impacts instruction through these elements, and develop strategic lessons with these lenses in mind.

Getting Started With Differentiated Instruction

Schools interested in an overview session to get teachers thinking about Differentiated Instruction should consider this one-day workshop. It is a good launch point for immediate impact and consideration for the systemic approach to Differentiated Instruction. In this overview workshop, teachers gain an overview of the 6 Elements of Differentiation. They explore strategies that can be put to immediate use.

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Effective Differentiated Instruction Through Formative Assessment

Teachers explore frameworks for understanding the whole student so as to more effectively differentiate based on the 6 elements of DI. Differentiated Instruction is effective only through good use of formative assessment.

Building a Culture of Student Voice

Teachers explore how to plan and implement differentiation through frameworks and strategies that foster student voice. Empowered students will do more when their voice truly matters by teacher actions.

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This is a must-attend workshop. It really changed my perspective on what exactly I should be teaching through my content.

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We were constantly engaged in group activities and discussion/dialogue. Excellent trainer with a lot of knowledge and understanding about PBL, it took me out of my comfort zone!

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Thank you very much. I have a new "light" on how to get my students to think on their own and at a deeper level.

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I enjoyed the workshop. I am able to use what I learned in my classroom!

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-Ron Lockhart, high school math teacher

I found this to be more informative and useful than any other PD I've participated in.

-Deborah Shirley, Elementary Teacher

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