||Southwest RESA Online Differentiation Courses |
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CaseNEX and SW RESA have partnered to offer courses in a high interest area that is applicable to all teachers: Differentiation of Instruction. The course titles associated with this professional development opportunity are:
This four course program is sequential and is designed to provide participants with the knowledge and skills to effectively implement a broad array of the strategies, approaches and best practices germane to the differentiation of instruction. Each course features CaseNEX's realistic, multimedia cases and will focus on authentic issues and classroom practices.
Courses may be taken on their own or as a full, four course program. CaseNEX will award a certificate o completion upon successful satisfaction of all courses. Each 20 hour course will earn 2 PLU from Southwest RESA (a total of 8 PLU will be earned if all courses are taken).
For Educators in Southwest RESA Member School Districts:
For Educators in Non-Member School Districts:
*includes a $50 per seat documentation fee for Southwest RESA.
Refund information can be found on our FAQs page. For additional information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like to purchase access to this course for all teachers within your district, please contact Dr. Mercedes Cordero at email@example.com.
Mercedes Cordero, Ph.D.
Course ListDifferentiating Instruction: An Introduction
Course participants will examine rationales for differentiating instruction to meet the needs of gifted learners, including those from diverse backgrounds. They will investigate and apply strategies for differentiating the content, process, products, and learning environment in response to varying learner readiness, interests, and learning profiles. Using the cases as a launching point, teachers will be given the opportunity to participate in on-line collaboration regarding beliefs, best practices, challenges, current research, and ways to apply this information to their own teaching practice.Differentiating Instruction: Responsive Instruction
Working in an inclusive classroom provides rich opportunities for both teachers and students to understand and embrace differences. Along with these opportunities comes the need to reach a broad range of students with different abilities and readiness. This module provides insight into related issues and strategies for reaching all students—including special education, general education, and gifted education students—through differentiated instruction.Differentiating Instruction: Learning More
Course participants will explore the instructional and leadership skills needed to support and encourage differentiation in today's schools. Using the cases as a launching point, teachers will be given the opportunity to participate in on-line collaboration regarding beliefs, best practices, challenges, current research, and ways to apply this information to their own teaching practice.Differentiating Instruction: Measurement and Assessment
Course participants will develop assessment practices suitable for today's differentiated classroom environment. Case studies will serve as a launching point, and teachers will be given the opportunity to explore assessment beliefs, best practices, challenges, current research, and ways to apply these to their own teaching practice.
Course Start Dates
April 11, 2016