Welcome to the Advancing Differentiation course at Oakridge! We'll use Richard Cash's text as a framework for our work around differentiation. Before each class, I'll post reading assignments so that we all have some common language and background. I look forward to working with you all!
We'll frame our four class discussions around the four components of effective differentiation: environment, content, processes, and products. We'll then look at ways to design and adapt learning experiences (with these components in mind) to better meet the needs of individual students.
Each month, participating teachers will collaborate with the gifted teacher to apply a differentiation technique in their own classroom. Participants can earn a total of 20 gifted points and 20 recertification points. Participating teachers will earn 5 points per session by:
1. Attending and participating in a one-hour session after school
2. Collaborating with the gifted teacher to implement a differentiation strategy
3. Writing a reflection and engaging in follow-up
Dates: February 18, March 18, April 15, and a final online session (more information to come).
Time: 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Place: Oakridge Elementary School