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Differentiated Instructional Strategies: Meeting the Diverse Needs of Students (EDEX 262)

3 Semester Hours of Graduate Credit

Course Overview

This 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 the curriculum content, processes, and products to match students' readiness, interests, and learning profiles.

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.

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.

This course is available in VHS or DVD format.


This course is offered through Quality Educational Programs, Inc.





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