NDSU Distance & Continuing Education (DCE)

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K-12 Professionals

Differentiated Instructional Strategies: Meeting the Diverse Needs of Students

EDUC 792 or 600




Instructor: Larry Napoleon

Grading: Graded

Monday, August 25, 2014 - Friday, December 12, 2014

Instruction Mode: 1-Way Video

Academic Level: K-12 Professional Development

NDSU Credit Fee: $350

Class Offered Through Quality Educational Programs (Video for Educators)

Course Description:

This new course is designed to give you the knowledge and skills to implement differentiated instruction successfully in your own classroom. You will learn strategies for meeting the needs of an increasingly diverse student population within the context of today's challenging standards-based curriculum. Real-life video demonstrations will illustrate how to adapt curriculum content, processes, and products to match students' readiness, interests, and learning profiles.

In addition, you will learn how to further differentiate your instruction through the use of learning centers, portfolios, graphic organizers, group investigation, and varied homework assignments. With this thorough introduction to differentiated instruction, you will be prepared to meet the learning needs of all students no matter how diverse their learning styles or preferences.

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In this course, you will learn how to:

  • Recognize and teach to different kinds of intelligences.
  • Understand and accommodate various learning styles.
  • Effectively implement multi-option and tiered assignments.
  • Utilize ongoing, authentic assessment techniques.
  • Design more dynamic and engaging lessons and units.

About The Instructor

Larry Napoleon
Larry Napoleon

Dr. Larry Napoleon earned his Ph.D. in Education from Pennsylvania State University, specializing in Curriculum & Instruction. His M.A. in Education was awarded from Xavier University. Dr. Larry Napoleon is currently an Assistant Professor at the North Dakota State University School of Education where he teaches undergraduate and graduate level education courses, develops professional development coursework for K-12 teachers, supervises student teachers, and engages in scholarly research, writing, and conference presentations. Larry was a special education teacher for 5 years. He was previously a graduate assistant and instructor for the Pennsylvania State University Department of Curriculum & Instruction. 

**Registration Instructions:

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