NDSU Distance & Continuing Education (DCE)

Bringing Education to You

K-12 Professionals

Differentiated Instruction

EDUC 600




Instructor: Dewey Walsh

Grading: Letter

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

Wednesday Evenings 4:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Location: Monticello Community Center, 505 Walnut St., Monticello, Minnesota

Academic Level: K-12 Professional Development

NDSU Credit Fee: $100 + Course Fee: $190

Course Description:

This course will help the participant understand differentiated instruction in the classroom through designing lessons, activities, and assessing the student’s background knowledge, readiness, language and preferences in learning.

Goals and Objectives:

  • The basic approaches to teaching through communication, consideration of ethnicity, gender, generational differences, student skills and other dissimilarities will be considered.
  • Understanding classroom development using self-assessment, learning styles inventories while providing for whole group instruction, small group interaction, feedback, assessment of student learning and reassignment to correct learning levels.
  • Incorporating thoughtful response by understanding the pupil and the design of his/her learning ability, depth of understanding, desire for group interaction and content retention.  Learn to use planning and student templates that incorporate content of lessons with student ability.


The required text is: Tomlinson, C & McTighe, J. (2006) Integrating differentiated instruction + understanding by design.

About The Instructor

Dewey Walsh
Dewey Walsh

Dewey J. Walsh, Ed.D. was a public school teacher and guidance counselor for 34 years. Dewey taught graduate-level professional education classes through Moorhead State University, Moorhead, MN for 10 years and the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN, for 26 years. Dewey was born in Grand Forks, North Dakota where he attended the University of North Dakota, earning a B.S. &  M.A. in Education and a Doctorate in Teacher Education.


Special Instructions:

The cost of the course does not include the textbook.

**Registration Instructions:

A minimum $20 processing fee will be assessed per person for cancellations received after the start of the course. Refunds are not issued after the start of the course or after access to the course has been provided.

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