Professional Development Center

EPA 565 Differentiation of Instruction: Practical Strategies for Meeting the Needs of Diverse Learners

Course Number: EPA 565
Course Title: Differentiation of Instruction: Practical Strategies for Meeting the Needs of Diverse Learners, Grades K-12
Class #: 61070
Dates: July 8-14, 2014
Times: 8:00am - 3:45pm
Location:Video Conferencing Sites
Faculty: Patti Drapeau, Educational Consultant
Credit: Three (3) Inservice Graduate Credits
Tuition/Fees: $1,319.00 (Maine Resident)
Registration Form:  Click here or call 780-5055 

This course is designed to assist teachers to differentiate learning experiences so that all students benefit from an appropriate level of challenge. The theory, definition, and rationale behind differentiation will be addressed; however, the main emphasis of the course will be placed on practical application. Course participants will develop a differentiated unit of study with lesson plans that show a progression of challenge, i.e. required, extended, and differentiated; an appropriate assessment tool for the unit; and a plan for field testing the unit in the classroom. Specific topics that will be addressed in the course include: strategies; acceleration and enrichment; scaffolding essential understandings; applying analytical and/or creative thinking; assessing for deep understanding; managing tiered assignments. Completion of this course qualifies towards Maine Gifted/Talented Endorsement.

Course Locations:
Dover-Foxcroft/Penquis Higher Ed Center 
Ellsworth Center
Houlton Center 
Lewiston-Auburn College 
University College Bath 
University College at East Millinocket 
University College at Rockland 
University College Rumford 
University College at Saco 
University College at Sanford 
University College at South Paris 
University College at Fort Kent 
University of Maine at Augusta 
University of Maine at Bangor 
USM Portland Campus - 157 Science Building