Differentiated Instruction

Course Dates:

Registration for this course is closed. Contact us at literacy@worlded.org to set up a session for your group or click on “register” to add your name to be notified of future sessions of this course.

Format: Facilitated

Course Fee: $341


study groupAdult educators almost always face many different levels of learners in their classrooms, with all the attendant difficulties in teaching. In this facilitated, interactive course, you will learn how differentiated instruction can help produce effective teaching in your classes. You will learn to make the strong learning objectives required to keep multilevel instruction on target. Both research and specific strategies will be addressed.

By the end of the course, you will be able to write at least one effective learning objective to support use of differentiated instruction (DI) in multilevel classrooms; apply the principles of DI to design at least one learning activity that matches your learning objective(s); and produce a lesson plan containing at least one effective learning objective with supporting activities and differentiation by readiness, content, process and/or product, and an evaluation rubric.

Required Text: How to Differentiate Instruction in Mixed-Ability Classrooms, 2nd Edition, by Carol Ann Tomlinson (Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD), 2001), Copies can be ordered from ASCD by ordering online or calling 1-800-933-2723. The cost is $20.95 (plus shipping and handling) per copy.

Course Instructor:

Wendy Quiñones

Estimated Completion Time: 4-5 hrs/week (30 hours total)

Completion Requirements:

To successfully complete this course, your work will be assessed on whether and to what extent you have:

  1. Participated in asynchronous discussions and synchronous chats: 25%
  2. Completed the three exams at 80% proficiency: 15%
  3. Posted an introduction: 5%
  4. Completed 80% of the assignments: 30%
  5. Completed the Final Lesson Plan: 25%

If you score an 80% or above, you will successfully complete the course and earn a certificate of completion.

Certificate for Completion: Yes

Course Development:

This course was written by Wendy Quiñones and developed by World Education.

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