This course provides an intriguing and unique look at the subject of differentiation. Part I of our text includes three completely fresh techniques for helping students understand why they will not all be doing the same things at the same time. You’ll get information for dealing with the realities of leading students, parents and colleagues onto a path of support for differentiated instruction.
Part II has practical information on routines that will make things run smoothly such as how to start and end the class, giving directions, and managing noise and time. It addresses some of the substantive issues, like providing for the highly capable as well as struggling students, handling assessment options and finally, addressing some for the biggest sticking points about differentiation. This course will have more examples to offer elementary teachers, but the sticking points will be more useful for secondary teachers.
You will want to find a film about teaching which shows either examples or non-examples of differentiated instruction if you choose Option 10B for the 500 level credit.
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by Carol Ann Tomlinson, Marcia B. ImbeauASCD
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This course met all of my expectations--it challenged me and caused me to reflect on my teaching practices, which was both rewarding and exciting! I would definitely take a course from Heritage Institute again!
Classroom culture is a mysterious mix with no recipe and yet it is the special sauce for a happy curriculum and student learning. Refresh your teaching as you learn more about enhancing a culture of thinking in your pre-K-12 classroom. Review the 8 familiar forces which focus students on learning vs. work and build a supportive matrix with your colleagues while you do it. Text $16 at Amazon.
Inspire great writing from your students with writing workshop tools and techniques that provide structure, content, and increased confidence in your own writing and teaching. In this course you'll join writer and children's author Deb Lund who was already instructing teachers about writing with kids when the text we'll use by Lucy Calkins, The Art of Teaching Writing, was first published in the mid-1980's.
When Lewis and Clark began their journey west in 1804, their most valuable possessions were their journals. Humans may now have explored nearly every inch of our planet, but there is always more to see and describe.
A nature journal is your ticket to a deep exploration of the world around you. A nature journal is a place to record your encounters with the natural world — from the everyday to the sublime.
Make your Language Arts and Social Studies units on 20th century history and WW II come alive by integrating some of the films and period literature which give a presence to this epic period in American and world history. Short readings and films will cover the Pacific and European war fronts, with such film choices as Nuremberg, Bridge over the River Kwai, Saving Private Ryan and many others of your own choosing. Appropriate for grades 4-12.