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Using Differentiated Instruction in the Elementary Classroom:
Practical Strategies to Use With the Whole Class or Small Groups

(Grades 1-6)

Presented by Jan Singleton
Outstanding Elementary Teacher and Presenter

Specifically Designed for Elementary Teachers Serving Grades 1-6:
Classroom Teachers, Gifted Education Teachers, Special Education Staff, and Administrators

  • Strengthen instruction with highly practical differentiation strategies and activities designed for use in whole class or small group settings
  • Make differentiation simple and more efficient by using flexible groups, tiered assignments, anchor activities, scaffolding, brain-based activities, and more
  • Increase the success of every student – from the struggling student to the high-achieving – using differentiated activities conducted with the whole class or in small groups
  • Reach every student in your diverse classroom with timesaving tips that you can use immediately – whether you are new to differentiation or experienced
  • Receive an extensive resource handbook filled with ready-to-use ideas, paired and group activities, games, and assessment tools – all designed to make differentiated instruction work for you and your students

Practical Ideas and Strategies

This seminar is designed to provide highly practical and ready-to-use strategies to teachers in grades 1-6 who desire to create a successful learning environment for all students through differentiation of instruction. The focus will be on using these differentiated teaching strategies in whole class or small group settings while keeping planning time to a minimum.

Jan Singleton, an outstanding elementary teacher and presenter, will share realistic differentiation strategies and activities that will challenge, motivate and engage your students with diverse skills and backgrounds. The ideas and strategies Jan will provide in this seminar will simplify differentiation and make it much easier to plan your instruction and manage your classroom as you strive to raise the achievement of every student.

Jan will guide you in exploring the differentiated classroom through the use of dozens of practical, timesaving ideas. She will offer valuable ideas to both those who are new to differentiation or those who are looking to enhance their ongoing efforts to differentiate their instruction. You will leave this NEW seminar with a wealth of effective ideas, increased confidence in meeting the needs of all your students in a whole class or small group setting – and an invaluable resource handbook packed with ready-to-use materials and activities. If you are looking for ways to use differentiated instruction with a minimum of preparation, this is a seminar you do not want to miss.

Ten Key Benefits of Attending

  1. Learn From an Outstanding Elementary Teacher
    As an experienced elementary teacher, Jan has discovered and developed dozens of highly practical ideas and activities for differentiating instruction to raise the achievement and participation of all your students … Discover from a master teacher how to provide differentiated instruction in the elementary classroom while keeping planning and implementation time to a minimum
  2. Acquire Timesaving Management Tips for Using Differentiated Instruction in Grades 1-6
    Learn classroom-proven, realistic techniques for using differentiated instruction with the whole class or small group … Management and organizational strategies that will allow you to incorporate differentiated instruction effectively and efficiently into your existing classroom structure
  3. Incorporate Effective Strategies to Differentiate Your Instruction with the Whole Class
    Provide scaffolding for understanding and competency with brain-based techniques that match the diverse learning needs of your students … Proven ways to help your struggling students master key concepts
  4. Create a Differentiated Classroom Environment that Stimulates Learning and Motivation
    Provide greater student choice during whole group, small group or anchor activities … Provide effective learning through the multiple intelligences in your whole class instruction … Practical ideas perfect for both those who are new to differentiated instruction and those who are looking for new methods to enhance their differentiated instruction efforts
  5. Extend and Enrich Your Curriculum
    Learn classroom-proven ways to adapt your curriculum to differentiate for a mixed-ability classroom … Practical tips for making your contents more engaging and meaningful
  6. Meet the Needs of Your Students Who are Struggling, Those Who Have Learning Disabilities or Those Who are Just Plain Reluctant
    Apply the latest brain research on learning with dozens of easy-to-use ideas to help your students with special needs be more successful in the general elementary classroom … Increase achievement with motivating kinesthetic activities and innovative small group activities
  7. Provide Appropriate Challenges for Every Student – From the Struggling Student to the High-Achiever
    Discover effective methods for modifying instruction and student assignments so that every student experiences appropriate challenges and eventual success – valuable tips for establishing high expectations for all students in grades 1-6
  8. Use Flexible Grouping Strategies to Complement Whole Group Instruction
    Learn a wide variety of proven grouping techniques to enhance whole group instruction … Increase your teaching effectiveness and create a safe and engaging learning environment with these outstanding differentiated instructional methods
  9. Adapt Innovative Techniques for Assessing and Reinforcing Student Learning
    Here’s a wealth of classroom-ready informal assessment methods and follow-up activities for monitoring the progress of your students in grades 1-6 … Invaluable for use in a Response to Intervention (RTI) model
  10. Receive an Extensive Resource Handbook Focused on Using Differentiated Instruction with the Whole Class or Small Groups
    Each participant will receive a detailed resource handbook specifically designed for grades 1-6 … Dozens of practical ideas, materials and activities for differentiating instruction quickly and easily in your classroom – whether differentiated instruction is new to you or you have prior experience

Outstanding Strategies You Can Use Immediately

  • Practical differentiated teaching strategies designed for use with the whole class or small groups
  • Innovative ideas for modifying your lessons and assignments to account for the diverse levels of students’ readiness, interests and learning styles in your classroom
  • Valuable tips for using differentiated instruction to engage even your most reluctant students in grades 1-6
  • A wealth of activities that promote active engagement while reaching each student in grades 1-6
  • Highly practical strategies for differentiating instruction for both those who are experienced or those who are new to the concept
  • Ways to both modify and/or extend learning possibilities for your students in grades 1-6
  • Dozens of ways in which you can quickly and efficiently differentiate in the elementary classroom – even if you are new to the process
  • Informal assessments to inform instruction and plan differentiation
  • Anchor activities that are engaging to all, teach to developmental levels and assure success for each student in grades 1-6
  • Core content concepts and tiered instruction needed to challenge each student within their ZPD (zone of proximal development)
  • Unique whole class activities that reach all your students at their developmental levels while providing instruction that builds upon their learning styles
  • How to develop lesson plans using multi-sensory approaches to reach each student, often using all methods within the same lesson
  • A myriad of types of flexible groups that can be used throughout the day to encourage higher-order thinking
  • How to move beyond the basics of differentiation to deliver instruction, to have students interact with the information, and to show what they have learned
  • Management strategies that your students can use in the differentiated classroom
  • Innovative ways to differentiate that can be used immediately – whether you are new to the process or have lots of practice with differentiated instruction
  • Routines to create a classroom environment that encourages students to be engaged, reflective and responsible for their own learning
  • Choice activities that consider key concepts and help students to develop these concepts
  • Strategies to use in the three stages of learning (pre-learning, during-learning and post-learning)
  • How to use questioning techniques to differentiate discussions, understandings and assessments
  • Strategies to give students whole group, small group and individual opportunities to acquire and demonstrate knowledge in various ways
  • Alternatives to traditional content instruction that will engage your students
  • How to make tiered assignments less complicated as you provide appropriate challenges for all your students in grades 1-6
  • Anchor charts and other visuals to assist in and improve memory retrieval
  • Simple differentiation strategies to enable all students to maintain the pace and participate during whole class activities

A Message From Your Seminar Leader

Dear Colleague:

Teachers are always being asked to assume new challenges, to modify what they are doing, or to be more effective. Now we are facing the need for more and more differentiation as we face more and more diversity in our classrooms. Teachers everywhere cite the wide range of abilities in their classrooms. Classrooms are challenging landscapes that are constantly changing and we, as teachers, attempt to meet that challenge each year.

With these challenges in mind, we strive to raise the achievement of all students and we need to plan for activities and strategies that are both engaging and brain compatible. As it becomes more difficult to meet the needs of our students, it is also becoming more important, as students have ever-increasing standards and benchmarks to reach. It is vitally important that we find ways to adapt and improve our instruction to strengthen the learning of all.

This seminar will help you plan for a curriculum that teaches core concepts and higher-order thinking while offering engaging activities that promote the success of all students. We will explore ways to  make differentiation – a seemingly overwhelming task – easy and effective. Differentiation will be made “doable” instead of being unreachable. We will examine easy-to-use methods for using differentiated instruction in both the whole class and small group settings. Whether you are new to differentiated instruction or have been practicing it for years, you will find valuable ideas that you will be able to use immediately in your classroom.

Please join me on this journey as we strive to reach all students, engaging them in differentiated activities that will transform our classrooms.

Sincerely,
Jan Singleton

P.S. You will leave this seminar with many “take-back-and-do” ideas and an extensive resource handbook to help you in implementing them in your classroom.

Who Should Attend

Elementary Teachers serving Grades 1-6: Classroom Teachers, Gifted Education Teachers, Special Education Staff, and Administrators.

Special Benefits of Attending

Extensive Resource Handbook
Each participant will receive an extensive resource handbook, Using DIFFERENTIATED INSTRUCTION in the Elementary Classroom: Practical Strategies to Use With the Whole Class or Small Groups (Grades 1-6), specifically designed by Jan Singleton for this seminar. The handbook includes:

  • Differentiated instructional strategies and activities that will successfully engage students in grades 1-6
  • Specific steps for modifying your core curriculum to differentiate instruction
  • Examples of innovative differentiated lessons in the different content areas
  • Examples of assessment methods and tools adaptable to your own curriculum
  • Timesaving tips for managing and organizing differentiated instruction in the elementary classrooms
  • Innovative ideas for incorporating brain-compatible instruction
  • Motivating materials to enhance your instructional program

Meet and Share
This seminar provides a great opportunity for participants to meet and share ideas with other educators who wish to create a successful learning environment for all students through differentiation of instruction.

Consultation Available
Jan Singleton will be available at the seminar for consultation regarding your questions and the unique needs of your classroom program.

On-Site Training Guarantee

BER is not a booking agency that just finds a presenter who presents on the topic you requested. Rather, we only recommend highly experienced BER presenters who have consistently received outstanding evaluations from educators attending their trainings.

Consequently, we provide a strong program guarantee.

We guarantee you’ll be fully satisfied or you’ll owe us nothing after your on-site training event.

Bring this seminar to your school or district!