Working with Diverse Populations
Differentiation of instruction is an extremely important topic in education today and many educators have been introduced to the basics like "learning styles" in their introduction to varying learner needs. Differentiation conceptually, however, goes far beyond learning styles. At its core, differentiation refers to the individualization of instruction and assessment to meet student needs.
While complete individualization is extremely challenging with the volume of students and tools educators have available; this idea is actually coming ever closer to being a reality as we learn more about how to measure student needs and vary instruction and assessment accordingly.
At EDTrainingCenter we focus on the whole meaning of differentiation, including:
- Variation to engage the wide spectrum of learning styles and intelligences
- Adaptation for students with Special Needs or who are Gifted
- Adaptation for students who are ELLs
- Variation to engage students who are at-risk
- Recognition and honoring of personal and cultural differences
We offer educational modules that include relevant and current information for educators on how to use adaptation and differentiation techniques with many different student populations.
Free Resources for Educators
The internet has a ton of great, free stuff for educators. We've compiled a list for you to make it easy. A few of these sites do include some paid offerings in addition to free ones.
Lesson Plans and Filler Activities
Chats and Forums
- Check out the many FREE YouTube videos on the use and troubleshooting of interactive Promethean Boards SMART Boards
- Check out the many FREE YouTube videos on the use and troubleshooting of interactive SMART Boards
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Introductory Teacher Training
Accredited PD and Compliance
Child Abuse Identification - NYSED approved