NDSU Distance & Continuing Education (DCE)

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K-12 Professionals

An Introduction to Differentiation

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:

With the videos in this course, you will be transported to a Best Practices Institute in Differentiated Instruction held on the campus of the University of Virginia. As a virtual participant in this conference, you will learn from one of the foremost experts in differentiation, Dr. Carol Ann Tomlinson. In her presentation, Dr. Tomlinson describes the non-negotiable elements of differentiation and gives several examples of this learner-centered approach to education. Also featured are expert teacher educators experienced in the use of differentiated strategies who demonstrate how to apply course concepts in the creation of lessons and learning activities.

This course provides an excellent companion to our other three courses, "Differentiation and Literacy", "Differentiated Instructional Strategies" and "Differentiated Assessment Strategies". These four courses provide both the theory and skills necessary to successfully implement a differentiated approach to instruction.

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In this course, you will learn how to:

  • Differentiate your instruction in response to your students' needs.
  • Improve your instruction by establishing a supportive relationship with students.
  • Differentiate your curriculum to improve student engagement and understanding.
  • Create lesson plans and units utilizing differentiated instructional strategies.

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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If it is necessary to withdraw from the course(s), a $35 nonrefundable administrative fee per course will be assessed.

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