Differentiated Instruction

Grades K-8

Using the 6+1 Traits to Create Powerful Writers

Wouldn’t it be great if we could wave a wand to make all students powerful writers? This workshop will focus on the use of 6+1 Traits of Writing and the research of Ruth Culham. Participants will learn new ways to use picture books to plan in-depth writing lessons, create a community of writers, and help students to assess, revise, and improve their own writing.

Grades K-12

Meeting Students’ Needs with Differentiated Instruction

Learn how to “shake-up” instruction to meet the individual needs of all students in all content areas. This workshop will examine how to pre-assess students’ prior knowledge to set the stage. Participants will experience how to differentiate for content, process, and product and utilize anchor activities and tiered assignments for higher-order thinking skills.

Digging Deeper With Differentiation

Learn how to effectively differentiate instruction using student data. This workshop will address how to tailor differentiated instruction within small-groups. Participants will explore characteristics of the specific reading stages and create differentiated small-group lesson plans to meet the needs of emergent, early, transitional, and fluent readers.

Managing the Differentiated Classroom

This workshop will focus on strategies to organize and manage the Differentiated Classroom. Participants will explore how to set up the classroom, plan for Differentiation, and set student goal. Participants will also experience how to form and manage meaningful centers, utilize the right resources, and create an actionable plan to implement Differentiated Instruction successfully.