With an increasing diverse population and a renewed emphasis on accountability for all students’ success, it is critical that teachers become familiar with and be able to apply the pedagogical research related to differentiating instruction. This course will prepare educators with the knowledge and skills to begin developing instructional designs to increase educational equity and enhance educational excellence. It is designed specifically to enable teachers to use the concept of differentiated instruction in the design, implementation, and analysis of their instructional methodology.
The course will include an investigation of the theoretical background, rationale, and principles of differentiated instruction. Teachers will examine the elements of differentiation and relate them to their classroom setting. Participants will also investigate the related areas of assessment, brain‐based learning, problem‐based inquiries, and effective learning environments.