Differentiation & Grading: Making it Work
EDUC 792 or 600
Instructor: Dr. Olufunmilayo Amobi
Spring, Summer & Fall (Ongoing)
Instruction Mode: Correspondence
Academic Level: K-12 Professional Development
NDSU Credit Fee: $385
Partner Class Offered Through Learner's Edge
This course addresses two related elements of good teaching: quality differentiation and effective grading practices. Being sensitive to students readiness levels and learning styles while holding them accountable for the same standards can be a challenge. This course will provide a thought-provoking look at differentiation, grading, and related situations that we all encounter in diverse classrooms.
The participant will:
1. Understand how to approach such important grading issues as final marks, homework, late work, report card formats, effort, and participation.
2. Understand the educational value of differentiating instruction.
3. Demonstrate an ability to differentiate curriculum.
4. Provide an action plan for improving his/her grading effectiveness.
The required reading is found in the supplementary text listed below:
Wormeli, R. (2006). Fair isn't always equal. Maine: Stenhouse Publications
This course is not available online.