Differentiation for the Elementary Classroom

Differentiation for the Elementary Classroom
Price: 
$140.00

Course Hours: 
25
Course Type: 
Instructor Led - 4 Weeks Long
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The elementary classroom today, is more diverse, inclusive, and plugged in to technology than ever before and although schools today are changing so rapidly, the power of differentiation remains the same and the need is ever growing! Teachers today are under tremendous pressure to help ensure students meet a set of rigorous, standardized learning topics.  Differentiation in the Elementary Classroom will guide teachers with the division of time, resources, and efforts to effectively instruct their students.

* You have 4 weeks to complete this course from date of your enrollment.

** Course Subject to Change.

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Define what constitutes a differentiated classroom
  • Identify the principles that can be applied to create an engaging classroom
  • List the various proven activities to use in the differentiated classroom
  • Recognize classroom management techniques and strategies for differentiating lessons 

Differentiation in the Elementary Classroom Module 1 Chapters 1 - 3
Why A Differentiated Classroom?

As we begin our journey through the differentiated classroom, it is important to first recognize what constitutes a differentiated class. Included in our first week, we will examine the various portraits of differentiated classrooms, how curriculum is organized to support learning within these classes, and how teachers and students can work together to achieve success within this environment. 

  • Hallmarks of Differentiated Classrooms
  • Portraits from Schools
  • The Underpinnings of Differentiation
  • The Curriculum is Organized to Support Learning
  • Rethinking How We Do School

Differentiation in the Elementary Classroom Module 2 Chapters 4 - 6
What Makes A Differentiated Classroom?

Module two will explore the roles of the teacher and look at how teachers are the foundation of the differentiated classroom.  Found within the differentiated classroom are principles that all teachers should apply to create an engaging classroom.  This week, we will look at these principles and examine how we can use them to create differentiated lessons.

  • Teaching as a Learning Triangle
  • Making Content Compelling for Learners
  • Good Curriculum as a Basis for Differentiation
  • Differentiating Fact- or Skills-Focused Instruction
  • Differentiating Concept- or Meaning-Based Instruction

Differentiation in the Elementary Classroom Module 3 Chapters 7 - 8
Strategies in a Differentiated Classroom

The third week takes us through the various proven activities to use in the differentiated classroom. There are many strategies that invite teachers to examine the needs of small groups and individuals, as opposed to teaching as though all learners share the same readiness level, interests, and modes of learning.  Module three will explore in detail how to use these approaches in your classroom. 

  • Strategies that Support Differentiation
  • Agendas
  • Complex Instruction
  • Centers and Entry Points
  • Tiered Activities

Differentiation in the Elementary Classroom Module 4 Chapters 9 - 11
Making the Classroom Work

Classroom management is critical in providing a successful differentiated elementary classroom.  In module four, we will look at some guidelines to consider for promising ways to plan, implement, and lead the differentiated classroom.  Also included this week is how to lead a school in slowing bringing change in classrooms from a traditional approach to a differentiated style of teaching and learning. 

  • Images of School
  • Start Small and Grow Slowly
  • Talking with Students
  • Developing a Support System
  • Apply Pressure and Offer Support

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Internet Connection

  • Broadband or High-Speed - DSL, Cable, and Wireless Connections

*Dial-Up internet connections will result in a diminished online experience. Classroom pages may load slowly and viewing large audio and video files may not be possible.

Hardware Requirements

  • Processor - 2GHz Processor or Higher
  • Memory - 1 GB RAM Minimum Recommended

 

PC Software Requirements

  • Operating Systems - Windows 7 or higher
  • Microsoft Office 2013 or higher. Also, you could use a general Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
  • Internet Browsers - Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
  • The Kindle Reader App or VitalSource Bookshelf App are needed for many of our courses (No special equipment needed. This can be downloaded for FREE onto your computer.)
  • PowerPoint Viewer (if you do not have PowerPoint)
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • QuickTime, Windows Media Player &/or Real Player

 

MAC Software Requirements

  • Operating Systems - Mac OS x 10 or higher with Windows
  • Mac office programs or a Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
  • Internet Browsers- Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
  • The Kindle Reader App or VitalSource Bookshelf App are needed for many of our courses (No special equipment needed. This can be downloaded for FREE onto your computer.)
  • PowerPoint Viewer (if you do not have PowerPoint)
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • Apple QuickTime Media Player