Developing Curriculum for a Differentiated Environment
Instructor: Joan Sousae, MAED
Spring, Summer & Fall (Ongoing)
Instruction Mode: Internet-Asynchronous (Online Class)
Academic Level: K-12 Professional Development
NDSU Credit Fee: $150 + Partner Course Fee: $199
Partner Class Offered Through NaMaYaPD
This course is designed to help educators plan and implement methods appropriate for assessing individual learning needs in a performance-based curriculum, and constructing, implementing and evaluating a long-term instruction plan in specific content areas. We will examine the importance of differentiating instruction in your curriculum for today’s diverse student population (the advanced learner, the student on grade level, the student with special needs and the English language learners) Participants will gain expertise in understanding and implementing a broad range of strategies associated with distinguishing components of integrating your curriculum with Differentiated Instruction. Participants will be shown what the teacher’s role as guide and facilitator in a classroom environment specifically designed to support self-directed student learning and teacher-student collaboration; second, the interdependent nature of assessment and instruction in a DI classroom; and third, the implementation of specific instructional strategies to adapt the curriculum content, processes (activities), and products to provide students with entry points to learning that match their readiness, interests, and/or learning profiles.
Students enrolled in this course will be able to successfully:
• Identify students’ learning strengths and areas needing further strengthening.
• Develop a comprehensive lesson plan in which they develop instructional.
• strategies aimed at differentiating instruction for all students.
• Align curriculum objectives in a selected content area with levels of learning.
• Incorporate the use of technology as a tool for differentiation instruction.
• Implement and evaluate lessons that facilitates differentiated learning.
• Gain a Further understanding of Blooms taxonomy.
A list of readings will be provided upon course enrollment.
Pre-registration with NaMaYa PD is required.
Please register at http://school.namaya.com/pd/ before registering for NDSU Credit.
NOTE: Upon registration, you have 4 months for course completion.