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Differentiating Instruction In The Online Classroom

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This course focuses on strategies and techniques for differentiating online instruction to meet the learning needs of diverse students. Particular emphasis is on techniques for working online with at risk students and students with special needs. Participants develop appropriate assessments and scoring tools to determine individual student achievement and mastery. Each participant must have computer and Internet access for this course.

This graduate-level course is 6 To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 6

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    Assessment Techniques for Online Differentiated Instruction

    • Generate rubrics, checklists, or other scoring guides for differentiated instruction.
    • Develop differentiated formative assessment options.
    • Create differentiated summative assessment options.


    • All objectives apply.

    Overview of Differentiated Instruction

    • Review the history and application of differentiated instruction in education.
    • Determine a working definition of differentiated instruction appropriate to the online classroom.

    Differentiating Content, Process, and Products in the Online Classroom

    • Evaluate strategies to differentiate content in the online classroom.
    • Recommend strategies for differentiating processes in the online classroom.
    • Differentiate product options for online students.

    Managing a Differentiated Online Classroom

    • Prepare students and parents for success in a differentiated classroom.
    • Determine strategies and techniques for managing online differentiated classrooms.

    Differentiation for Diverse Learners in the Online Classroom

    • Determine how differentiation supports students with special learning needs, including English language learners and struggling learners, in the online classroom.
    • Recommend differentiation strategies for gifted and talented learners in the online classroom.
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