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 #: See below
Dates: July 6-13, 2015
Times: 8:00am - 3:45pm
Location:Video Conferencing Sites - See below
Faculty: Patti Drapeau, Educational Consultant
Credit: Three (3) Inservice Graduate Credits
Tuition/Fees: $1,319.00 (Maine Resident)
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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:
Houlton Center - 23196
University College Bath - 23195
University College at Saco - 23204
University College at Fort Kent - 23193
University of Maine at Bangor - 23194
USM Portland Campus - 22483