The Importance of Differentiated Instruction

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Unit 1: What (Exactly) is Differentiated Instruction?

OBJECTIVES: Upon completion of this unit, participants will be able to

  • Define differentiated instruction.
  • Discuss the misconceptions related to the widely used educational term.
  • Identify what differentiated instruction is and what it is not through an activity.



Unit 2: Why is Differentiated Instruction Good for Learners?

OBJECTIVES:Upon completion of this unit, participants will be able to

  • Discuss how Gardner's theory of Multiple Intelligences is related to differentiated instruction.
  • Discuss possible strategies to accommodate various learning styles.


Unit 3: Useful Strategies for Differentiating Instruction

OBJECTIVES: Upon completion of this unit, participants will be able to

  • Identify strategies for differentiating instruction.
  • Create a lesson or activity that incorporates differentiated instruction while keeping the theory of multiple intelligences in mind.
  • Discuss their specific classroom goals for differentiated instruction.